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GROUNDSKEEPER

  • 498742
  • PHOENIX
  • DEPT OF ADMINISTRATION
  • Full-time

DEPT OF ADMINISTRATION

Delivering results that matter by providing best in class support services.

Groundskeeper

DEPT OF ADMINISTRATION

Job Location:

General Services Division 

501 N. 24th Street 

Phoenix, AZ 85005

 

Posting Details:

Salary: $27,111 - $38,000 

Grade: 14

Closing Date:  Open until filled

Job Summary:

The Arizona Department of Administration is actively recruiting a Groundskeeper for the General Services Division (GSD). This position is responsible for landscaping and grounds maintenance to Arizona State Hospital. This position performs landscaping and grounds maintenance utilizing a variety of equipment including, but not limited to, various lawn mowers, power washers, scissor lifts and aerial lifts. This position performs a full range of landscaping tasks and duties such as pruning and maintenance of trees and bushes, maintaining plants, lawn maintenance including mowing, edging, removal of weeds, sprinkler system repair, and seasonal maintenance activities such as scalping, over seeding and fertilizing.

Supervises, directs and performs audits to ensure that inmates and vendors are compliant with OSHA, MSDS, and any equipment training requirements; maintains proper levels of inventory and replaces equipment as required to ensure a safe and productive working environment. These responsibilities are carried out in full compliance with the security policies and procedures of the Department of Administration and the Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry for management of inmate crews.

Job Duties:
  • Executes a full range of landscaping tasks and duties such as pruning and maintenance of trees and bushes, maintaining plants, lawn maintenance including mowing, edging removal of weeds, sprinkler system repair, and seasonal maintenance activities such as scalping, overseeding and fertilizing. Supervises, directs and performs audits to ensure that inmates, and vendors are compliant with OSHA, MSDS, and any equipment training requirements. 
  • Maintains water conservation programs; annual/seasonal plans and schedules as appropriate; outdoor plant and tree life programs; recommends purchase of all equipment, supplies and plant life. 
  • Provides pool maintenance for 2 pools at the Arizona State Hospital including chemical treatment and cleaning. 
  • Other duties as assigned as related to the positions.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
Federal and State statutes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures related to areas of responsibility; principles and practices of supervision and personnel management; methods of personnel training; principles and practices of inventory control; purpose and use of MSDS; recommended use and practical application of safety equipment; recommended use and practical application of fertilizers and pest control materials; and security policies and procedures of the Department of Administration and the Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry for management of inmate crews.


Skilled in:
Written and oral communications; personnel management; use of landscaping equipment including lifts, tractors, mowers, edgers, etc.; irrigation installation and repair; adapt to changing priorities and prioritize work load for team and self.


Ability to:
Communicate effectively with staff and upper management; conduct business in an appropriate professional business manner; provide excellent customer service; lead and direct projects; effectively supervise inmates and cooperatively work with others; and adapt to changing priorities.

Selective Preference(s):

N/A

Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • Fingerprint Card 
  • Requires possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driving training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).
Benefits:

The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

  • Sick leave 
  • Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year 
  • Health and dental insurance 
  • Retirement plan 
  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance 
  • Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:
  • Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). 
  • Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
Contact Us:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Shelia Wiggins-Wayne at Shelia.Wiggins@AZDOA.GOV or 602-542-4769 for assistance.

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.