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Grounds Technician - High School

Company: Harrison School District 2
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Position Type:
Date Posted:
Sierra High School
Closing Date:
Until Filled For School Year 2023-2024
261- Work Day Calendar - 8 hrs/days
Hourly Pay Rate: $17.37+ (Salary placement is based on experience.)
Click on the following link to view the full pay range on the ESP Salary Schedule:
Job Summary:
Maintain grounds and related equipment including irrigation systems, turf, landscaping, athletic equipment, signs, fences. Operate and maintain a variety of grounds tools and equipment including mowers, aerators, snow plows, tractors, and skid loaders. Lay-out and mark athletic fields.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Mow turf around buildings and on athletic fields. Aerate as needed. Maintain the artificial turf field and track.
  • Maintain and repair irrigation systems, including pipes, valves, and controls.
  • Lay-out and mark athletic fields according to state rules and regulations and coaches' requests.
  • Maintain grounds maintenance equipment.
  • Trim grass and weeds along sidewalks, curbs, and fences.
  • Plant and prune trees and shrubs.
  • Remove snow and ice from sidewalks, parking lots, handicap walks, and other paved areas.
  • Fertilize and top-dress athletic fields.
  • Maintain fences, gates, signs, and athletic equipment.
  • Order supplies and equipment.
  • Shut-down irrigation systems.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Education, Training and Experience
    • High School diploma or equivalent.
    • Over two and up to three years of experience (one year of turf maintenance experience including knowledge of sprinkler systems) Skills, Knowledge and Equipment:
      • Basic math, writing, and communication skills.
      • Knowledge of the standard methods, materials, and practices used in the maintenance of grounds including irrigation systems, turf, and landscaping.
      • Knowledge of the set-up and field markings for various athletic events.
      • Ability to operate power tools, hand tools, and various other types of equipment.
      • Ability to operate skid loaders, lawn tools, tractors, and snow plows required at hire.
      • Criminal background check and District fingerprinting required. Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:
        • Valid Colorado driver's license.
        • Criminal background check and District fingerprinting required. Safety To Self and Others:
          • Medium exposure to self to the following: bruises due to operating tools and equipment; cuts due to sharp objects; chemical burns due to fertilizers and other garden chemicals; heat burns due to engines; fractures due to falls; hernia due to lifting heavy objects; and disease due to exposure to bodily fluids and garbage.
          • Low exposure to self to the following: loss of limb due to power equipment; loss of sight due to flying objects and contact with trees and shrubs; and fatality due to falls.
          • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and frequently lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.
          • Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
          • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions.
          • The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration.
          • The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; and risk of electrical shock.
          • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Application Procedure:
            Apply online at to complete an online application. After completing your application, you must apply to each position that is of interest to you.
            FLSA: Non-Exempt
            • Grounds Technician-High School - September 2020.docx

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