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Groundskeeper - On Call

at Diocese of Tucson

Posted: 4/1/2019
Job Status: On Call
Job Reference #: 8a7887a8670aebc401670f344b0609b8
Categories: General Labor
Keywords: cleaning

Job Description

Position: Groundskeeper - On Call
Location: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish - Florence, AZ
Job Id: 757
# of Openings: 1

Job Description

Job Title: Groundskeeper Exemption Status: Non-exempt

Department/Location: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Parish / Florence, AZ

Primary Function: Under the direction of the Pastor, Business Manager, School Principal or other assigned manager, is responsible for performing a variety of grounds keeping duties including light maintenance and custodial duties

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

§ Perform in support of the Parish, School, and the Church’s spiritual and pastoral mission.

§ Abide by Catholic principles in the minister’s professional and private life, and shall govern his/her professional and private life in strict accordance with Catholic morals and principles to demonstrate complete adherence to Catholic moral strictures.

§ Perform general parish and school grounds keeping and custodial duties to include cleaning of Church or school grounds

§ Maintain parish and school grounds keeping and custodial equipment in a functional condition; oversee and recommend replacement of equipment as necessary

§ Keep grounds neatly manicured to include keeping lawns and shrubbery in a presentable condition

§ Maintain records of grounds maintenance performed as necessary

§ Maintain an updated an inventory of equipment an supplies used; be accountable for their security

§ Maintain supply of cleaning equipment and supplies; maintain an inventory of all equipment and supplies; account for all inventory and equipment

§ Comply with chemical handling laws and safety regulations as required

§ Maintain a safe working environment

§ Maintain security of buildings, equipment, and tools

§ Perform other duties as assigned

Physical/Mental Requirements: Requires coordination and manual dexterity, normal mental and visual ability; ability to lift as required in a normal grounds-keeping and custodial environment.

Required Activities: Walking; sitting; standing; stooping; reaching, talking; handling; hearing; carrying; climbing ladders.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a working knowledge of and a strong commitment to the mission of the Diocese and Catholic Church; must be in full communion with the Church
  • Excellent communications skills, verbal and written; excellent human relations and interpersonal skills
  • Must exercise courtesy to fellow employees, parishioners and the public
  • Must be a self-starter; well organized; perform multiple tasks simultaneously and work with a sense of urgency
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment; punctuality is a must at all times; ability to travel locally as required; weekend and overtime work may be required

§ A thorough knowledge of the use of the tools and equipment associated with grounds keeping, custodial work and general maintenance.

§ Proficiency in the use of gas powered mowers and other related equipment and hand tools.

§ Basic working knowledge of irrigation systems and related maintenance

§ Possess a valid Arizona driver’s license

  • Ability to successfully pass a background, criminal history
  • Professional bearing; clean and neat personal appearance

Education and Experience:

  • High school graduate or equivalent education

§ One year’s experience in grounds keeping, maintenance, or similar environment

Other/Preferred Skills:

§ Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred


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