Grounds Maintenance (Seasonal)

POSITION:  Grounds Maintenance (Seasonal)
DEPARTMENT:  Parks & Recreation
SUPERVISOR:  Parks & Rec Leadership
RATE OF PAY:  $17.00
LOCATION:  Emmet County Parks


Responsible for landscaping, gardening and lawn maintenance at the County Parks.


  • Mows the lawns, prune the bushes and trees, edge the sidewalks and give the grounds a manicured look
  • Take on special landscaping 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
  • As needed performs general cleaning and minor maintenance of buildings to prepare for special events
  • 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
  • Other duties as assigned

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.


Desired Behavioral Traits

  • 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

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • 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


  • High School diploma/GED required
  • 2-years grounds keeping/maintenance experience preferred

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