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BILLINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT #2 GROUNDSKEEPER in BILLINGS, Montana

Billings School District #2 is seeking a Groundskeeper to perform semi-skilled manual labor in maintaining grounds and related areas, and assist in the repair, maintenance, and construction of buildings and related facilities.DUTIES:Performs landscaping and grounds care tasks including seeding, laying sod, planting, earthwork and fine grading; waters, weeds and mows lawns; prunes trees and shrubs; rakes leaves, hauls brush and rubbish; removes snow and ice; maintains parking lots and playgrounds; moves furniture, musical instruments and equipment; repairs fencing; fertilizes lawns; sprays for insects and weeds; repairs irrigation systems; operates trucks, tractors and various yard equipment; may substitute for absent grounds foreman; assists craftsmen by performing air temperature control, carpentry, electrical, glazing, painting, and plumbing work of a maintenance nature not requiring journeyman level skills; supervises student help; performs related work as required.KNOWLEDGE:Working knowledge of the care and operation of manual and motorized groundskeeping equipment including trucks and tractors; working knowledge of standard practices, methods, materials, tools and equipment required to perform groundskeeping duties for the proper care of lawns, flowers, trees, shrubs, playgrounds and parking lots. Helper's level of knowledge in the methods and practices of general maintenance and construction work related to facilities and building systems, and the proper use and care of associated tools and equipment.ABILITIES:Able to perform manual labor; perform a variety of groundskeeping tasks and tasks related to the maintenance of facilities; operate equipment and use tools effectively; follow written and verbal instructions; work from blueprints, plans and sketches; maintain effective working relationships with fellow workers, supervisors, all people served by the department, and the public.EXPERIENCE:Three years of experience as a groundskeeper, or any combination of education and experience, and one year of general facilities maintenance, construction and repair work, or any combination of education and experience.EDUCATION: High school graduate or equivalent.SCHEDULE: 12-month position; Monday - Friday; 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. WAGE: $17.49 per hour for 120-day probationary period, then $19.93 per hour.Equal Opportunity Employer.

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