How to write a Groundskeeper job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Groundskeeper job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Groundskeeper job titles

    Lead Groundskeeper
    Apartment Groundskeeper
    Groundskeeper (Full-Time)
    Grounds Maintenance Worker

Groundskeeper job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Groundskeeper job summary

We are interested in hiring a Groundskeeper who will be able to provide professional landscaping services for our entire facility. The Groundskeeper will be responsible for performing ongoing landscaping tasks, as well as routine maintenance of all landscaping equipment. We have several flower gardens on our property and a large outdoor patio area that require regular maintenance. If you have experience in landscaping and a strong attention to detail, you may be the perfect fit for this job.

Groundskeeper responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Groundskeeper responsibilities

    Mow the lawns, prune the bushes and trees, edge the walkways and give the grounds a manicured look
    Operate snow removal equipment during the winter to keep all of the walkways and building entrances cleared and safe
    Take on special landscaping or planting projects as deemed necessary by the property manager
    Collaborate with maintenance team to make sure the grounds and the building are always properly cared for
    Perform regular maintenance and minor repairs on the lawn care equipment and tools

Groundskeeper qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Groundskeeper skills

    High school diploma/GED required
    2+ years’ groundskeeping experience
    A certification in horticulture or landscaping would be preferred
    Must be a reliable worker who is able to perform routine tasks without supervision
    Strong attention to detail required

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