Groundskeeper - Facilities Management
The mission of Academy District 20 is to educate every student in a safe and nurturing environment and to provide comprehensive, challenging curricular and extracurricular opportunities that meet the unique needs of every individual by expanding interests, enhancing abilities, and equipping every student with the knowledge, skills, and character essential to being a responsible citizen of our community, our nation, and the world.
Responsible for various grounds maintenance and repair functions relating to landscaping, operation of equipment and installation, and the repair and replacement of equipment at various District sites; develops and promotes good community relations among various community and school stakeholders.
The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and other key duties that may be required. The description may not include all functions performed by the incumbents in various locations. The district reserves the right to modify or change the duties or the essential functions of this job at any time.
- Reports consistently for work as scheduled
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Keeps buildings and grounds, including sidewalks, driveways, athletic, and play areas neat and clean at all times
- Maintains irrigation sprinkler systems and all associated components including valves, backflow preventers, and sprinkler heads/time clocks
- Mows lawns and trims and edges around landscaping, builds, installs, and repairs fencing, retaining walls, and stairs, paints and marks all athletic fields, waters lawns, cleans out drainage ditches and or culverts, and checks and repairs playground equipment
- Performs the operation and maintenance of machinery and equipment including power mowers, snow blowers, snow plows, parking lot sweeper, and weed trimmers, etc.
- Shovels, plows, and/or sands roadways, fire lanes, parking lots, walks and steps as appropriate
- Knowledge of materials, equipment, and methods used in general grounds maintenance work
- Knowledge of repair and operations of machinery and equipment
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with a wide variety of people including trainees, coworkers, administrators, vendors, and the general public
- Strong organizational, interpersonal, written, listening, and verbal communication skills
- Demonstrates discernment, excellence, honesty, integrity, patience, perseverance, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness
- Energetic, creative, innovative, flexible
- Excellent cooperative, collaborative, and problem-solving skills
- Ability to access, input, and retrieve information in various software systems
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers, staff, students, parents, and/or the general public
- Ability to follow oral and written instructions
- Ability to manage simultaneous demands
- Ability to operate and care for mechanized equipment
- Ability to organize and prioritize effectively
- Ability to use the computer and phone to support essential job functions
- Ability to work days, hours, locations, and assignments as directed by the supervisor within the position responsibilities
- Ability to work independently on assignments without supervision
- Ability to work well with individuals from many diverse backgrounds and professions
- High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
- Colorado Driver’s License or be eligible at time of application
- Must meet pre-employment drug and alcohol testing requirements; subject to random drug and alcohol testing,
including reasonable suspicion
- CDL license
Additional Work Environment Information:
- The incumbent may experience exposure to odors, dust, poor ventilation, and other hazards associated with maintenance duties.
- The incumbent may experience exposure to adverse climate and weather conditions.
- The incumbent is required to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the job.
Additional Physical Demands Information:
- Lifts or carries burdens weighing up to 50 lbs., and pushes and/or pulls other burdens weighing 100 lbs.
- Has visual capacity enabling safe operation of machinery
- Works with arms and hands extended at shoulder height or higher with weights up to 50 lbs.
- Spends extended hours operating district equipment
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The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a staff member typically encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive.
- The noise level in the work environment may alternate among quiet, moderate, and loud.
- The incumbent is frequently required to interact in person and through communication methods with the students, public, and/or other staff.
- The incumbent is required to work scheduled school/work hours and/or days.
- The incumbent may be required to work extended school/work hours and/or days as directed.
The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive. All physical demands, if listed, are considered essential functions.
- Sits, stands, walks, stoops, kneels, and crouches/squats while performing duties
- Has oral and auditory capacity enabling interaction interpersonally and/or through communication devices
- Uses eyes, hands, and finger coordination enabling the use of equipment and writing utensils
The following are some of the cognitive functions commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive. The staff member may be required to analyze, communicate, compare, compile, compute, coordinate, copy, evaluate, instruct, negotiate, synthesize, reason, and use interpersonal skills.
New Applicants: Please note that if you are hired by District 20, fingerprinting is required. You will be responsible for the fingerprinting charge at the Colorado Springs Police Department as well as for the FBI charge.
All custodial positions require the ability to lift 50 pounds and to push/pull burdens up to 100 pounds.
All special education positions require the ability to safely lift 50 pounds each in a two person lift.
|Current District 20 Staff:|
|Current District 20 staff members should complete a transfer request form and return it to the Human Resources Office. The transfer request form and important transfer information can be found on the District 20 Intranet site: Click on 20Net Forms and Documents, click on 20Net Human Resources Documents, click on HR - Other Forms and Miscellaneous, and click on the document name HIRING - Transfer Request Form.|
|New applicants must register with the Academy District 20 Employment Opportunities site and complete an online application. Please identify your interest in specific positions on the Preferences page of the online application. Since school administrators will be able to access your completed online application, please do not call to request site visits or interviews at the school. Please direct all inquiries via the email address indicated on the posting.|
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