Leadman Groundskeeper


Position Title: Leadman Groundskeeper  

Responsible to: Director of Buildings and Grounds  

Primary Function: Maintain Lawns, Athletic Fields, Playgrounds and Plantings of the Montclair Public Schools  

Major Responsibilities: Direct and coordinate efforts of other groundskeepers for the maintenance of district-wide site facilities  

Illustration of Key Duties:
1) Maintain and care for school grounds;
2) plan, schedule and supervise assistant groundskeepers including building custodians doing exterior grounds work;
3) maintain inventory and order supplies and materials;
4) plant seeds, bulbs, seedlings, shrubbery and trees, prune shrubs and trim hedges;
5) mow lawns and fields with power mowers;
6) inspect plants for evidence of insects, fungi and other pests and use proper chemicals on plants;
7) operate sprinkler equipment and water laws as required;
8) make minor repairs/adjustments of laws care equipment;
9) assist with snow removal and sanding;
10) collect and dispose of leaves and refuse;
11) provide requested athletic field markings;
12) accept and perform additional unrelated duties as required on occasion, during inclement weather, or in an emergency; l3) assume other related responsibilities and duties within the context of the above major responsibilities and/or illustration of key duties.  

Qualifications: High school diploma, three years experience in grounds maintenance as per noted duties; knowledge and expertise in the basic techniques of grounds and shrub maintenance; blue print reading; irrigation systems and equipment maintenance; ability to plan and organize grounds work; ability to work well with staff, students and public; maintain necessary records and hold a state pesticide applicator's license.  


Revised:  5/91    
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