Groundskeeper I

Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Chelsea, MA3.9

This Posting Is A Temporary Position

Participates in cutting grass, weeds, and brush either by manual tools or power driven equipment.

Prunes and trims trees, shrubs and flowers.

Participates in the propagation, growth and care of flowers, plants and shrubs.

Seeds, fertilizes and sprays lawns, shrubs, plants and flowers.

Participates in the raking and collecting of leaves or rubbish and cleans institution or state building roads, parking lots, walks, gutters, drains and catch basins.

Assist in planning floral, plant or other designs for grounds beautification and participates in execution of such designs.

Makes minor repairs to sidewalks or roads.

Participates in shoveling snow, sanding roads and walks, and performs other similar tasks in connection with snow removal.

Drives a truck and operates power driven equipment used in the care and maintenance of institution or building grounds.

Makes minor repairs to grounds keeping equipment.

May supervise employees of lower grade engaged in grounds keeping activities.

About the Agency:
The Soldiers Home in Chelsea is a multidimensional health care and housing facility first established in 1882. Our mission is to serve eligible Massachusetts veterans with dignity, honor and respect by providing long term and skilled nursing care in our long term care facility and delivering comprehensive housing services in our domiciliary facility. Chelsea proudly serves veterans from all eras; from World War II though the Global War on Terror.

Pre-Hire Process:
A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines.

For questions regarding this requisition, please contact DCS Central Office Human Resources at 1 (800) 393-9324.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume for Groundskeeper I Requisition.


First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements: None

Special Requirements:
Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid appropriate hoisting license, issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety, may be required.

Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid pesticide applicator's certificate issued by the Pesticide Bureau, Department of Food and Agriculture, may be required.