POSITION: Fairgrounds & Trails Seasonal Groundskeeper
DEPARTMENT: Parks & Recreation Department
SUPERVISOR: Parks & Rec Maintenance Supervisor
LOCATION: Emmet County Fairgrounds
RATE OF PAY: $12.75 – $15.50 (depending on position and experience)
END-OF-SEASON BONUS: Seasonal staff, who meet the criteria for attendance and job performance, will qualify for a bonus of 50 cents for every hour worked during the season

Responsible for general grounds upkeep of the Emmet County Fairgrounds, Little Traverse Wheelway, and the North Western State Trail.

• Mows grass at the campground, prunes bushes and trees, edges the sidewalks and gives the grounds a manicured look
• Helps to mow and maintain the Little Traverse Wheelway and the North Western State Trail
• Performs general cleaning, janitorial/custodial cleaning, and trash collection at cabins and facilities
• Takes on special landscaping, gardening or planting projects as deemed necessary
• Collaborate with the maintenance team to make sure the grounds and the buildings are maintained appropriately
• Performs regular maintenance and minor repairs on the lawn equipment and tools
• Waters and fertilize the lawns and gardens as needed
• Uses hand and power tools in making minor maintenance repairs
• Performs minor carpentry, painting, and maintenance work
• Follows all applicable safety rules and procedures
• Participate in building coverage by working evenings and Saturday rotation as required
• Performs other duties as required to maintain the buildings, equipment, and grounds in clean, orderly, and working conditions

• Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed oral or written instructions
• Ability to relate to officials, staff, and public in a courteous manner
• Must be reliable

• Requires the ability to work with minimal supervision
• Ability to work most lawn and garden tools including mowers, weed whips and trimmers
• Ability to work occasionally in poor weather conditions, including heat, cold and rain
• Skilled in being able to shift quickly and multi-task based on changing facility needs
• Ability to lift 50 pounds

• High school diploma/GED required
• 2-years groundskeeping/maintenance experience preferred

• Valid Driver’s License

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed by such a person.

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