POSITION DESCRIPTION: Grounds Worker
REPORTS TO: Grounds Manager or Grounds Supervisor
The main function of the Little America Hotel Grounds Keeper is to maintain the hotel’s grounds, lawns, and surrounding areas in a clean, neat and well-groomed condition.
The tasks that are essential to perform the functions of this position are:
· Keep property clean and clear of trash.
· Have a current, valid Arizona Driver’s License.
· Remove all trash from property to dumpsters located around the property for garbage trucks to remove.
· Make sure all parking areas and driveways are clean, swept and free of debris by means of using the riding sweeper, back pack blowers, rakes, brooms and dust pans.
· Mow all grass areas on a regular basis, and trim edges with string trimmer.
· Weed all shrub and flower bed areas.
· Trim shrubs and trees at the direction of the Grounds Manager.
· Remove snow and ice from walkways and driveways with snow shovels, plows, and blowers.
· Apply pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, and other chemicals throughout the hotel property as directed by Grounds Manager. Be familiar with MSDS sheets.
· Maintain, adjust and repair sprinkler system as necessary.
· Maintain grounds equipment, keeping it clean and in good working order.
· Assist in the repair of asphalt surfaces.
· Maintain the hiking trail behind the hotel.
· Direct traffic during holiday Brunches.
· Clean the Pool area each day.
· Collect and prepare fire wood to be burned by the hotel throughout the winter.
· Participate in installation and removal of exterior Christmas lights and decorations.
· Other duties as assigned.
3. PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
· Ability to ascend or descend rung ladders, and the like safely and with agility; to work safely in elevated places; and to maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling from precarious situations.
· Ability to learn equipment operation.
· Ability to learn power tool operation.
· Ability to lift up to 80 pounds.
· Ability to move body to floor level and move about.
· Ability to extend arm(s) in any direction.
· Ability to support oneself in an erect and/or completely upright position for a prolonged period of time.
· Ability to substantially press against something with a steady force in order to push forward, downward, or outward, and to exert a considerable force in order to draw, drag, haul, or tug objects in a sustained motion.
· Ability to raise substantial objects from a lower to a higher position, or move objects horizontally from position to position.
· Ability to manipulate small objects precisely by whatever means, and to apply considerable grasping-type pressure to an object.
· Ability to express and exchange ideas verbally.
· Availability to be at work within 30 minutes of notification (snow preparedness)