Grounds Maintenance Technician
I. Basic Function
Performs routine tasks, normally repetitive in nature, required to effectively sustain a peak level of cleanliness and neatness of the property's physical appearance and curb appeal.

Responsible daily for picking up and cleaning the entire community exterior including amenities and common areas using company-supplied materials and equipment and following manufacturer's directions for same. Ensures peak appearance of the property exterior at all times. Provides non-technical support to other on-site staff positions.

Provides support to the maintenance staff and rotates emergency on-call duty with maintenance supervisor and maintenance technicians if requested.

II. Relationship

Reports to Maintenance Supervisor and On Site Manager. Maintains a positive attitude with on-site management and office personnel, other service technicians and residents of the property. Participates fully in staff meetings and designated company training programs.

III. Responsibilities
  1. Cleans and picks up trash from around trash dumpster, ensuring a clean and tidy appearance at all times.

  2. Cleans and arranges furniture and trash receptacles in pool area (if any). Possesses pool operator's certificate. Tests chemical level of pool water on daily basis and checks to maintain proper chemical balance. Follows manufacturer's directions for use of company-supplied materials and equipment.
  3. Cleans and maintains club facilities in an orderly, presentable and decorative fashion.

  4. Maintains cleanliness of office and all other amenity and common area facilities assuring general cleanliness of grounds, laundry rooms, walkways, streets, driveways, parking lots, entrances, foyers, breezeways, recreational areas, etc. May perform exterior building light checks and assist with repairs replacement of same.

  5. Performs supplemental landscape maintenance and irrigation system repair and/or supplemental watering of lawn and landscape areas so that landscape areas are tidy, trimmed and properly watered. May be required, in the absence of separate yard crew or outside landscape maintenance contractor, to perform extensive in-house landscape and gardening duties such as mowing, edging, trimming, sweeping, pruning, weeding, fertilizing, planting, etc. as needed.

  6. Thoroughly trashes out vacated apartments designated by supervisor and prepares same for make-ready and re-renting.
  7. Incorporates both safety and customer service in the performance of all job duties. Performs other reasonable duties as assigned. Removes, relocates and/or installs furniture and other household items in designated apartments or buildings designated by supervisor. Supports unscheduled maintenance on an “as needed” basis (i.e., digging ditches, breaking up concrete, lifting a/c compressors onto the roof, etc.). Posts notices as required or instructed by supervisor. Travels to suppliers to pick up part and supplies as directed.

IV. Qualifications
Education/Experience
Prefer high school graduate, although this is not mandatory. Previous groundskeeping experience helpful and desirable, but not required. Ability to perform his/her duties using standard levels of productivity and dependability, ensuring completion in a timely and zero-defect manner. Ability and willingness to maintain a clean, neat, well-groomed professional appearance. Job requires company-approved attire. Must be honest, trustworthy, enthusiastic and team/project oriented. Must be customer service oriented and genuinely support and promote good resident relations and service to the staff and residents.

V. Physical/Mental Requirements:
The grounds person position requires the following physical and mental capabilities to be performed:

Constantly (66% to 100% of the time)

Being on foot, bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling, climbing stairs and ladders, pushing or pulling, reaching above shoulder height, grasping, gripping, turning, lifting and carrying 1-25 lbs. items, performing general and detail observation, working outdoors in all conditions, working at above ground height, using finger dexterity, operating equipment or tools, following instructions, reading and/or comprehending manufacturer and product label directions, communicating with other staff members, and using adequate vision and mobility.

Frequently (33% to 66% of the time)
Observing things clearly beyond an arm's reach, lifting and carrying of items weighing 25-75 lbs.

Occasionally (1% to 33% of the time)

Working indoors, driving vehicles, lifting and carrying (with assistance) items weighing 75-150 lbs.
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