Grounds Assistant 
Summary:  Full Time

Assist in Landscaping and maintenance of International Support Center (ISC) grounds/property using hands, power tools or equipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Include But Not Limited To)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Care for established lawns by mulching, aerating, weeding, grubbing and removing thatch, and trimming and edging around flower beds, walks, and walls.
  • Assist and work with the Agriculture Grounds and Land Manager to ensure plants, flower beds and all landscaping is maintained to a high standard. This includes:
  • Spraying lawn, shrubs, and trees with fertilizer, herbicides, and insecticides, taking all safety precautions necessary when working with chemicals;
  • Planting grass, flowers, trees, and shrubs; and
  • Pruning and trim trees, shrubs and hedges.
  • Operate, maintain, and do minor repair to power equipment such as mowers, tractors, twin-axle vehicles, chain-saws, electric clippers, sod cutters, and pruning shears.
  • Mow and edge lawns.
  • Gather and remove litter. Rake and bag or burn leaves. Clean out drainage ditches and culverts.
  • Provide proper upkeep of sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, fountains, planters, and other grounds features. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Requirements)

    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Knowledge of machines and tools used for landscaping/gardening, including basic knowledge of their designs, uses, repair and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of plant care and landscaping activities.
  • Exhibit wisdom and safe operating practices when using any equipment.
  • Knowledge of the handling of hazardous chemicals to ensure compliance with local and state regulations related to their use for the protection of people and property.
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.