Groundskeeper

Wallingford, CT

Reporting to the Manager of Grounds and Vehicles, the Groundskeeper works as part of a team and is responsible for school grounds maintenance and resolution of landscape issues, snow and ice removal, and ice rink maintenance to achieve a safe and attractive campus environment. 

This role is a full time, non-exempt, and benefits eligible position.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform landscape and turf responsibilities, as each season requires. This includes such duties as: pruning, mowing, fertilization, planting and transplanting nursery stock, tree removal, weed control and leaf pick-up.
  • Prepare and maintain all athletic fields and surfaces to ensure they are safe and “ready to use”. This includes grooming fields, tennis court maintenance and care of equipment (i.e., goals/nets, benches, backstops, etc.).
  • Perform tasks and duties as required for special events, such as graduation, alumni weekend, parent’s weekend, PMAC events and school conferences. This may include some evening and weekend hours.
  • Respond in a timely manner to emergency situations on campus such as snow/ice removal,
  • flooding, limbs/trees down and other severe weather problems.
  • Perform equipment maintenance.

 

Requirements:

  • Previous landscape experience using tractors, large mowing equipment, power tools and hand tools.
  • Current State of CT Motor Vehicle License.
  • Knowledge of shrub planting, maintenance, and plant identification.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Familiarity with equipment maintenance. 

 

Essential Physical Requirements:

  • Significant physical activity required including but not limited to: bending, kneeling, stooping, working on ladders, working in tight places, lifting over 50 lbs.
  • Handling of a variety of hand and power tools.
  • This position works outside in the Summer and at times in inclement weather conditions.

 

 

Working at Choate: Choate Rosemary Hall is a coeducational, independent secondary school located in central Connecticut with 850 boarding and day students and over 350 employees. Choate serves intellectually gifted and motivated students of diverse backgrounds from across the globe whose commitment to serious study is enhanced in an academically challenging and personally supportive setting.

Choate provides students with transformative and meaningful experiences that instill lifelong habits of learning, leadership, and service, shaped by innovative and passionate educators. Teaching faculty at Choate are innovative, collaborative, and committed to our students' intellectual, social, emotional, and character development. Our faculty understands that each of our students has the potential for growth and works to encourage students to develop their own ideas and voices in learner-centered environments.

For its students and employees alike, Choate strives to be a diverse and inclusive community where all feel valued and embraced. On our campus, principled individuals from diverse backgrounds are united through common purpose, active engagement, and mutual respect. We celebrate differences and the richness of our varied backgrounds and experiences. Recognizing that working in an inclusive community can also present challenges, we embrace those challenges through ongoing dialogue and interaction, enhancing empathy and appreciation for those whose perspectives differ from our own.

 

Choate prohibits in all its programs, including hiring and employment practices, discrimination against or harassment of any member or group based upon age, gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other category protected by Connecticut or federal law, except in the case of a bona fide occupational qualification.