Groundskeeper / Lansdcaper

Maryknoll Sisters
Oct 02, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description:

The Groundskeeper/Landscaper performs landscaped gardening and woodlands work as well as building maintenance and other services and repairs, required to maintain the Maryknoll Sisters Center grounds and buildings as an attractive and safe complex. This position will oversee the contractors hired to perform the various additional grounds services, i.e. lawn maintenance, tree care etc., thus ensuring completion to expectations their assigned work. This position reports to the Facilities Manager and they work together in identifying Facility grounds needs through personal or contractor recommendations and/or direct requests made from Sister Gardeners. Work closely with the Facility Manager in developing the annual budgets in relation to the Facility Grounds. Develop and maintain Facility grounds Master Plan. The majority of the work is outdoors year round, 70% of the time performing Groundskeeper duties and 30% Maintenance Mechanic duties. The Groundskeeper/Landscaper is an Essential position which requires those in this position to be at work during inclement weather and for other emergency situations as requested by the Manager or Supervisor. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIESPossess knowledge of plant and tree care. Ability to accept/identify, schedule and perform jobs within the landscaped and woodland areas which include garden beds. Tasks such as weeding, mulching, pruning of shrubs, control of invasive plant species and building maintenance and repair tasks with a high degree of proficiency. Ability to work as a team member with Sister Gardeners and co-workers. Ability to interact with Contractors, verify and communicate to the Facility Manager expectations is being satisfied. Ability to relate courteously and professionally with the variety of residents and staff who make up the Sisters' Center. Ability to tolerate heat, cold, noises and odors. Ability to lift heavy objects (minimum 50 lbs.) Must possess a Valid New York Drivers License. Able to learn how to operate and effectively use all applicable power tools/equipment needed in performing work activities. Willingness to further one's education in a particular skill or trade. Basic computer knowledge to include Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel. 2. EXPERIENCE REQUIRED Incumbent must have prior experience in groundskeeping and one or more building repair trades. 3. MINIMUM FORMAL EDUCATION REQUIRED High School Diploma or equivalent. Training in one or more trade is desirable.

Company Description:

The Maryknoll Sisters is an religious organization of Catholic Sisters. Maryknoll Sisters give witness to God??s love and devote our lives in service overseas. As nurses, doctors, teachers, theologians, social workers, environmentalists and more, we serve the needs of the people ?? the poor, the ailing and the marginalized ?? where we are missioned. Our mission began in 1912, when we became the first group of Catholic Sisters in the United States founded for overseas mission. Today we have approximately 420 Sisters serving in 24 countries worldwide.

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