Overview

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Grounds Worker

DEPARTMENT:  Grounds

REPORTS TO: Grounds Manager or Grounds Supervisor

 

1.         SUMMARY:

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.

 

2.         TASKS:

            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)