Grounds Associate, Full-time Days

John Knox Village Lee's Summit, MO
JOB SUMMARYMaintain landscape and streets of John Knox Village under supervision. Responsible for followinginstructions and carrying out assignments properly. Supportive of the Village's mission, values, and service/hospitality (PRIDE) expectations. Completes training hours as required by policy.


* Cuts lawns using hand mower or power mower. Trims and edges walks, flower beds and walls using clippers, weed cutters and edging tools. Prune shrubs and trees. Removes damaged leaves and branches using shears, pruner or saw. Cleans grounds and removes litter, cleans gutters, drainage ditches/ culverts.

* Spreads salt on public passageways to prevent ice build-up. Shovels snow from walks and driveways. May also plow and use snow blower. Available on-call for snow removal and helps with cold patch repair.

* Plants grass, flowers, trees and shrubs, amends beds.

* Repair equipment, irrigation systems, fences, gates, walls, walks and bumper blocks. Grinds/sharpens tools.

* May perform ground maintenance duties using tractor equipped with attachments.

* Trash pickup, recycling, empties excrement bins, takes care of mulching/compost.

* Operates forklift, Bobcat, street sweeper, chain saw and other lawn equipment.

* Pulls weeds, helps with leaf removal in the fall and gum balls in the spring

* Sprays under management license and applies fertilizers

* Handles work orders and move jobs, including furniture, pianos, couches, etc.

* Sets up for John Knox Village events.

* Ability to learn and implement proper watering techniques for annuals, proper watering trees and shrubs to avoid overwatering, watering seed and sod.

* Adheres to all safety regulations and requirements.

* Handles stress well and gets along with others within the workplace and with customers outside the department.

* Maintains acceptable standards of workplace conduct.

The responsibilities described above represent the primary responsibilities of the job. Other responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor as warranted by business needs. The incumbent is expected to perform all assigned responsibilities.



* This position requires the level of education typically acquired by a course of study leading to a high school diploma or GED.


* Must have a valid driver's license.

* Must have or be able to obtain a Missouri Class E driver's license or equivalent within 30 days of hire.

Knowledge and Skills (required unless otherwise noted):

* Must have excellent time management skills, ability to multi-task and follow instructions.

* Ability to speak, read and write simple sentences, paragraphs and correspondence.


* The associate is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions including extreme cold temperatures typically below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour or extreme heat temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour.

* The associate is subject to sufficient noise to cause the associate to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.

* The associate is subject to vibration of the extremities or whole body.

* The associate is subject to hazards such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.

* The associate is subject to atmospheric conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin: Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.

* The associate is subject to air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.

* The associate is required to wear a respirator when performing certain tasks.

* The associate frequently is in close quarters, crawl spaces, shafts, man holes, small enclosed rooms, small sewage and water line pipes, and other areas which could cause claustrophobia.

* The associate is required to function in narrow aisles or passageways.

* All associates may be called upon to assist other departments in a declared emergency situation.

Physical and Mental Demands

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* Maximum occasional lift of 50 lbs from floor-51 inches; maximum occasional carry of 50 lbs for 100 ft; maximum occasional push horizontal force of 50 lbs at 35 inch height for distance of 3 ft; maximum occasional push/pull vertical force of 40 lbs at height of 35 inches; maximum occasional grip force of 90 lbs; maximum frequent forward reach for distance of 40 inches; maximum occasional lateral reach of 35 in; maximum occasional overhead reach to height of 80 inches; constant bend; occasional crouch/kneel; constant neck flexion; frequent trunk rotation; frequent hand coordination; occasional foot coordination; occasional balance; constant standing/walking; occasional sitting.

* PDC Level: Heavy

* Additional Comments: Exposed to extremes of outdoor conditions and temperatures as well as vibratory tool use


Frequent supervision from Manager of Grounds or Grounds Coordinator. Gives no supervision.



Post-offer background check and drug screen required.

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