Union Public Schools Job Description
Position Title: Grounds Workers
Reports To: Director of Facility Services
FLSA Designation: Non-exempt
SUMMARY: Oversees the grounds of all facilities in a pleasing and professional manner,
conducive to an educational environment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.
• Oversees mowing, edging, trimming, planting, conditioning or any other accepted
• Supervises the safe operation and maintenance of grounds equipment.
• Supervises payroll check disbursement for all employees.
• Works in adverse weather conditions.
• Completes required documentation.
• Presents a positive and professional image of the Maintenance Department.
• Transports and/or set up equipment for social, athletic, or other District activities.
• Manages the completion of work orders in a timely manner.
• Completes yearly evaluations of Grounds staff.
• Works well with supervisors and other members of the team.
• Maintains consistent and punctual attendance.
• Performs other duties assigned by supervisor or administrator.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must
be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or general education degree
(GED) and one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of
education or experience.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid current Oklahoma driver’s license.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents including safety rules,
operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and
divide with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money
and weight measurement, volume and distance.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written
and oral instructions. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete
variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of
instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to work well alone and
with other as assigned. Ability to communicate effectively.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with students, staff and the community. Ability to perform duties with awareness
of all District requirements and Board of Education policies.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk; use
hands and finger to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee
frequently is required to reach with hands and arms such as to operate vibrating machinery. The
employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee continuously uses hand strength to grasp
tools and climbs on to ladders. The employee will frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk
more than the average person while performing the duties of this job.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds such as cleaning supplies, pails,
and unloading trucks. Occasionally the employee will lift and/or move items weighing up to 90
pounds such as furniture. Duties include outside work. Specific vision, depth perception, and
the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this
job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works indoors and outdoors. The
employee will work near or with moving mechanical equipment. The employee may work with
toxic or caustic chemicals such as petroleum products, degreasers, and sprays. The employee
must be able to meet deadlines with severe time constraints.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.