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Grand Rapids, MN | Part Time

Job Description

Thies & Talle Management, Inc., a leading property management company with over thirty-five years of experience in the multi-housing industry, is now hiring a part-time, roughly 20 hours per week, Groundskeeper in Grand Rapids, MN to help with grounds maintenance and upkeep.  Must be very dependable. Thies & Talle is an Equal Opportunity Employer

SUMMARY:  The Groundskeeper position is responsible for maintaining the grounds of the property.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:  Other duties or tasks may be assigned as required.  Management may modify, change or add to the duties of this description at any time without notice.

1.  Cut lawns

2.  Trims and edges around walks, flower beds and walls

3.  Prunes shrubs and trees to shape and improve growth or remove damaged leaves, branches or twigs.

4.  Sprays lawns, shrubs and trees with fertilizer, herbicides and insecticides.

5.  Rakes and bags leaves.

6.  Cleans grounds and removes litter.

7.  Shovels snow from walks and driveways.

8.  Spreads salt on public passageways to prevent ice build-up.

9.  Plants grass, flowers, trees and shrubs.

10.  Waters lawns and shrubs.

11.  Repairs fences, gates, walls and walks.

12.  Cleans out drainage ditches and culverts.

13.  Sharpens tools such as weed cutters, edging tools and shears.

14.  Makes minor repairs on equipment such as lawn mower, spreader and snow removal equipment.

15.  Notifies supervisor of any resident safety issues.

16.  Interacts positively with residents to maintain good communication and resident relations.


1.  Accurately completes paperwork such as service requests and timesheets.

2.  Communicates with management on changes, maintenance needs and tenant issues.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to work within the following supervisory relationships:

The Groundskeeper position reports to the Property Manager.  The Groundskeeper does not supervise other employees.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Education and Experience: Some experience in housekeeping, caretaking, or janitorial experience preferred.


Language Skills: Ability to understand written and verbal directions. Ability to read and follow instructions on safety information for cleaning supplies.


Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure.


Reasoning Ability: Needs to be able to assess a situation based upon available date and information and make timely and appropriate decisions.


Other Skills/Abilities/Specifications: This job requires self-motivation and the ability to work independently. Needs ability to follow oral and written instructions and prioritize job duties. Ability to give attention to detail.


PUNCTUALITY AND ATTENDANCE: Regular attendance, reliability, and punctuality are needed to be available to meet the needs of applicants, new and current residents, and outside vendors during regularly scheduled office hours. The success of the property and maintaining resident satisfaction and filling apartments requires staff to be available at the convenience of applicants and residents. Most buildings or apartment communities managed by Management have small staffs and employees must be able to assist other employees in job duties and be available to respond to occasional property or tenant emergencies. Must be available on evenings and weekends at beginning and end of month to work on apartment turnovers to clean and ready apartments from vacating residents for new occupants.


WORKING CONDITIONS: The working condition characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


Must be able to work in cramped position for extended periods of time, able to use the full height of a ladder, and work with a variety of commercial cleaning products, supplies, and solutions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in indoor and outside weather conditions, including inclement weather. The noise level of the work environment is usually moderate.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; stoop; kneel; crouch; crawl; climb stairs; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and climb or balance.


The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and frequently push/pull heavy items such as refrigerators and stoves, vacuum cleaners, snow blowers and manual shoveling. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.


The employee may come in contact with former resident’s apartments with poor sanitation conditions, insects and rodents.


REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: Management will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities in connection with its application process, modifications or adjustments to the work environment, and modifications or adjustments that allow a disabled individual to have equal benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by other similarly situated individuals without disabilities, unless doing so would cause undue hardship.


EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS USED: Tools and equipment listed are representative of those typically used; other tools and equipment may be used as needed.


Use of cleaning products and equipment such as vacuum cleaners, brooms, and mops.

Additionally, employee may use snow removing equipment such as shovels and/or snowblowers.

Pay Rate: Type

Per Hour

Pay Rate: Low


Pay Rate: High


Skills for Groundskeeper

The job skills required for Groundskeeper include Property Management, Housekeeping, Punctuality etc. Having related job skills and expertise will give you an advantage when applying to be a Groundskeeper. That makes you unique and can impact how much salary you can get paid. Below are job openings related to skills required by Groundskeeper. Select any job title you are interested in and start to search job requirements.

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