Employment Opportunities

Current Employment Opportunities with the City of Meridian:

Job Title: Seasonal Groundskeeper
Department: Parks and Recreation
Reports To: Parks Foreperson or Designated Supervisor
Open Date: January 7, 2019
Close Date: Open Until Filled
Salary Range: $11.00 - $13.00 per hour, DOE

Job Summary:

Seasonal Groundskeepers typically work March to November. Temporary/Seasonal Groundskeepers typically work summer months and around school. Incumbent will perform routine maintenance and construction in Parks and Recreation facilities in many of the following areas – horticulture, pathway maintenance, irrigation, janitorial, shelter preparation, mow crew, softball field preparation, or infrastructure. Duties require work on weekends and occasional evenings under adverse weather conditions. In addition, duties require work be completed courteously, safely and efficiently. Incumbent will work under the supervision of the Parks Foreperson or designated supervisor who issues written or oral work orders.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Assist with turf and plant care including: mowing, edging, pruning, and weed control;

Assist with irrigation: monitoring, adjustments and repairs;

Assist with pathway maintenance: mowing and weed control;

Perform shelter and grounds reservation preparation and general site cleanup;

Special event staffing including after hours and weekends;

Trash collection, disposal, and janitorial duties;

Operation and maintenance of light equipment;

Assist with building and amenity maintenance including: cleaning, sanding, and painting;

Complete electronic timecard;

Other Duties & Responsibilities:

Available to work weekends and evenings as part of shift or for special events as needed;

Performs other tasks as assigned or needed.

Job Specification:

General knowledge and skill in the use of hand tools and lawn maintenance equipment;

Physically fit and able to work out of doors for extended periods in adverse weather conditions;

Attitude of cooperation and maintain effective working relationships with others;

Understand and execute oral and written instructions;

Perform all essential duties of the position in a timely and professional manner;

Integrity, in the performance of assigned tasks and working with others;

Effective communication and efficiency of interdepartmental operations.

Tools and Equipment Used:

Hand Tools: saw, hammer, ratchet, screwdriver, etc.;

Pickup truck, mowing equipment, ball field grooming and utility vehicles;

String trimmer, backpack blower, edger, push mower, pneumatic, and hand power tools;

Dump truck, excavator, skid steer, backhoe, forklift.


Possession of valid State of Idaho driver’s license and safe driving record;

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near maintenance equipment and in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is typically loud;

Occasionally may be exposed to hot, humid, and cold conditions;

Frequently requires driving a motor vehicle or maintenance equipment;

Occasionally requires lifting and moving up to 50 pounds and occasionally lifts and/or moves more than 100 pounds.

Travel Requirements:

Drives a City motor vehicle;

Tows trailers and equipment.

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