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Groundskeeper – Buildings & Grounds N226-2324

Groundskeeper – Buildings & Grounds N226-2324

locationWethersfield, CT 06109, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time


POSTING DATE: 11/21/2023

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

POSITION:  Groundskeeper – Buildings & Grounds

REPORTS TO: Assistant Director of Facilities or Designee

                                    Maintenance Manager or Designee



The primary function of this position is to address all exterior property maintenance issues pertaining to all Hartford Public School facilities on an as needed basis, or as scheduled per the directive of this position’s immediate supervisor. This position will also be required to assist other areas of school facility maintenance and tradesman assistance.



The two primary requirements of this position are snow plowing and grass cutting. Additionally, this

position will address issues such as applying cold patch to asphalt surfaces, trimming shrubs and

trees, trimming fence lines and edges using a weed trimmer, sweeping exterior surfaces, line-striping parking lots, preparing lawns for seeding, ‘green’ weed kill.


·       A high school diploma or equivalent is required.

·       A valid Connecticut driver’s license is required

·       Must be capable of operating a full-sized pickup truck with trailer attached.

·       Must have experience using tools and equipment such as, lawn mowers, chain saws, cut-off saws, pole saws, leaf blowers and all hand tools applied in this field.

·       Must have experience of trimming bushes, hedges and trees.

·       Must possess knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety protection of the trade(s) together with the specific requirements imposed upon workers in the performance of work by the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

·       Must have a basic understanding of the use of appliance dollies, dolly carts, ladders, basic tools

when applicable.

·       Must be willing to respond to emergency work that might emerge outside of normal work schedule.

·       Must be able to work within difficult time constraints and under stressful conditions.

·       Must work and appear in an orderly and professional manner.

·       Must possess the ability to work at heights from ladders, scaffolding, staging or similar at 20’or greater.

·       Must be capable of repeated lifting, climbing, bending, standing and sitting for long periods of time.

·       Must have the ability to lift 50 lbs. or more.

·       Must be capable of working both independently and as a team member.

·       Must be available for ALL snow and ice events.


Twelve-month work year; forty-hour work week. Monday through Friday 7:00 AM -3:30 PM.

May be required to work second shift hours of 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Salary schedule 77 of Local 566

($43,157 - $47,153), American Federation of State, Municipal and County Employees, AFS-CME.


The Board recognized Local 566 American Federation of State, Municipal and County Employees, AFSCME as the exclusive bargaining unit for this position.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  To be considered, all internal and external applicants must fully complete a Hartford Public Schools’ online application, which can be accessed through our Applicant Tracking System, Nimble, at https://app.hirenimble.com/jobs/hartford. Internal applicants should use a personal email address when applying. Please do not use your hartfordschools.org email.   Candidates’ application and supporting documents will be reviewed. Candidates who advance through the initial review will be notified and placed in the pool for consideration by hiring managers. Candidates will be contacted directly by hiring managers for interviews.