Grounds Worker-Temp

Saint Paul Public Schools - Saint Paul, MN3.8

30+ days agoTemporary$15 an hour
General Information
We are currently seeking Grounds Workers - Temp. This position works 1pm to 10pm.

General Statement of Duties

Performs manual labor in the maintenance of grounds and structures for the Grounds and Labor unit. Drives, operates and cares for vehicles and other equipment. Provides support at athletic fields and outdoor structures during permitted events. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Supervision Received

Works under the general technical supervision of a crew leader, Grounds Crew Lead, Maintenance Supervisor, or Assistant Director.

Supervision Exercised


Must possess a High school diploma or G.E.D. certificate.

Must possess and maintain a valid Minnesota Class D driver's license, or equivalent out-of-state license, including no revocations or suspensions for the two year period prior to the date of employment. Please note that a candidate's driving record will be reviewed prior to an offer of employment

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Working knowledge of basic tools, equipment, and materials used in grounds maintenance.
Working knowledge of the proper and safe methods and techniques of maintaining district facilities.
Some skill in the safe operation of vehicles, equipment, and small hand and power tools.
Considerable ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions; read, write and understand product label information.
Working ability to work in unfavorable weather conditions (extreme heat and cold) and/or for extended periods of time.
Knowledge of the terms, principles, regulations, and procedures associated with the maintenance of facilities grounds.
Possess basic computer and mobile device skills, including proficiency in a corrective and preventive work order system, word processing and data manipulation.
Ability to listen, speak and interact effectively with all customers.
Ability to deal with customers at permitted events on a professional and pleasant manner.
Ability and willingness to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
Working ability to clean restrooms, refreshment stations, turn on stadium and building lights and ticket booths prior to the start of a permitted event.
Ability to assist in identifying and responding to the needs of all customers.
Ability to complete required departmental forms, records, and daily reports in a thorough and timely manner.
Ability to frequently perform fine motor skills and to grasp objects.
Ability to frequently withstand repetitive motion of the neck and trunk.
Ability to frequently lift and carry up to 75 pounds.
Ability to occasionally lift and carry up to 150 pounds.
Ability to occasionally push and pull materials and supplies that are up to 200 pounds.
Ability to occasionally get in and out of awkward positions to work in limited space.
Ability to kneel, crouch, squat, reach to shoulder height and above for up to 30 minutes at a given time.
Ability to occasionally climb ladders
The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following fundamental duties:

Inspects, cleans and maintains grounds and buildings; keeps them free from debris, orderly and safe.
Uses hand tools in pruning, trimming and cutting to maintain the physical appearance of the buildings.
Drives trucks to haul materials, supplies, trailers or equipment.
Drives district vans, pickups, and other vehicles used in the maintenance of grounds.
Performs general maintenance duties including refueling and lubricating parts of small engines, tools and equipment.
Operates pertinent small engine equipment such as push mowers, weed whips and related equipment.
Cleans, sweeps and maintains recreational hard surface areas.
Setups, cleans and opens athletic fields and outdoor structures for permitted events and other duties as assigned by the grounds and labor team.
Responds to any issues that may arise during a permitted event associated with athletics or other outdoor events.
Prepares athletic fields and outdoor structures for closure after each permitted event and makes sure all buildings at the permitted site are secure.
Works with the department’s Storekeeper to coordinate the procurement of materials and resources required for the effective completion of work assigned.
Contributes to the District's Strong Schools, Strong Communities efforts by partnering with other staff to contribute to student achievement and the alignment and sustainability of resources.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule
This is a temporary position working 40 hours per week.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Tri-Council negotiated labor agreement. The labor agreement and salary schedule can be found at The minimum rate of pay for this position is $15.39 per hour.

How To Apply
To be considered further, please apply for this position and attach a resume and cover letter to your online application.

The Human Resource Department will review your application materials and contact you regarding the next steps.

To attach additional documents to your online application, click on the "Additional Attachments" link from the applicant homepage and upload your documents as attachments. Valid file extensions for attaching a document include .doc, .txt, .rtf, and .pdf

This posting will remain open until filled.

Other Information
Transcript - Unofficial transcripts are accepted at the time of hire. You must submit official transcripts within 30 days of your start date. Formal credential evaluation is required for post-secondary education completed outside of the United States.

Veteran's Preference - If you are an eligible veteran applying for a job where veteran's preference applies and wish to claim Veterans Preference you must submit a legible copy of your DD214 to the Human Resource Department with your employment application. If your claim is approved, five or ten additional points will be added to your final passing score.

Criminal Background Investigation and Reference Checks - Reference checks and a criminal background investigation will be completed as a condition of hire for all new employees and for former employees who have not been employed by the District for more than six months.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Saint Paul Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment.

Equity Statement
SPPS is committed to an equitable workforce where all employees represent this commitment through equitable practices in their job position.