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Job Specification

MAINTENANCE WORKER 1 GROUNDS

DEFINITION:

Under direction, performs routine work in the care and maintenance of outdoor areas 
such as gardens, park grounds, recreational areas, lawns, athletic fields and courts, 
and indoor/outdoor turf; operates a variety of equipment, tools, and machinery used 
to care for and maintain grounds; performs other related duties as required.

NOTE:  The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only.  
A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this job 
specification.  Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

Trims and cuts grass and hedges.

Operates equipment such as lawn mowers, weedwhackers, edgers, leaf blowers, 
snow blowers, hedge trimmers, and other equipment associated with ground 
maintenance and landscaping activities.

Performs minor maintenance on mowers and other equipment such as changing oil, 
lubricating parts, and adjusting parts.

Measures, grades, grooms, and marks athletic fields, recreational areas, and game 
areas.

Maintains the safety and cleanliness of grounds, including removing litter, sweeping 
walkways, raking leaves, spreading salt, and removing snow and ice.

Maintains the safety of playgrounds and recreational areas by filling holes and 
keeping play areas free of debris and dangerous obstructions.

Makes minor repairs to recreational equipment such as goal posts, soccer nets, 
and other equipment.

Plants, waters, and maintains shrubs, trees, lawns, and flowers.
Sets up bleachers.

Sprays for weeds and insects using unrestricted chemicals.

Constructs, assembles, positions, and makes minor repairs to various playgrounds, 
park, and sport equipment.

Paints signs, benches, tables, bleachers, and other items as required.

Maintains and makes minor repairs to hand tools, and automotive, athletic, and 
mechanical equipment.

Mixes and pours cement, and rakes asphalt to repair and patch walks and/or 
recreational areas such as tennis courts.

Loads and unloads trucks.

May clean restrooms.

May install, maintain, and repair in-ground water irrigation systems.

Will be required to learn how to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual 
recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.

REQUIREMENTS:

LICENSE:

Appointees will be required to possess a driverís license valid in New Jersey only 
if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform 
the essential duties of the position.

NOTE:  Appointees may be required to possess valid licensure as a Commercial 
Pesticide Applicator in one or more categories pertinent to the position. The 
appointing authority is responsible for certification and license verification.

NOTE:  Appointees may be required to obtain valid licensure and certification as a 
Commercial Pesticide Applicator in one or more categories pertinent to the position. 
Licensure and certification must be obtained within a specific timeframe designated 
by the appointing authority.

NOTE:  Appointees may be required to complete training and/or obtain valid 
certification as a Certified Fertilizer Applicator (CFA) or Trained Fertilizer Applicator 
(TFA) issued by Rutgers University. If pertinent to the position, certification must be 
obtained within a specific timeframe designated by the appointing authority.

NOTE:  Appointees may be required to possess a valid Commercial Driverís License 
(CDL) and applicable endorsements for the class and type of vehicle being operated.  
The responsibility for ensuring that appointees possess the required motor vehicle 
license and applicable endorsement rests with the appointing authority.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of the procedures, materials, tools, and equipment used to care for and 
maintain grounds.

Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to 
groundskeeping and maintenance work.

Ability to perform a variety of indoor and outdoor manual labor tasks involved in the 
care and maintenance of grounds.

Ability to cut grass, rake leaves, and weed.

Ability to operate equipment and machinery used to maintain grounds, turf, and 
restrooms.

Ability to perform preventative maintenance on equipment and tools.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to plant and care for flowers, trees, and shrubs.

Ability to learn how to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and 
information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.

Ability to read, write, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform 
the duties of this position. American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered 
as acceptable forms of communication.

Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible if they can perform essential 
functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.  If the accommodation 
cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons 
may not be eligible.


This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
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01940@LN N/A01-

This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.

5/2/2022