To maintain the grounds of hospital in a clean, safe, and
orderly condition for patients, employees, and visitors.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintains grounds by performing multiple tasks including:
cutting grass, mulching plants, pruning, watering, planting,
picking up litter and debris, emptying trash receptacles, sweeping
walks, roads, and entryways maintaining a neat appearance.
Drives pickup truck, street sweeper and/or backhoe.
Cleans drains, positions signs, inspects site amenities and
performs minor repairs and adjustments on these items as
Cares for tools, keeps equipment clean and serviced and in good
working order. This includes checks on oil, fuel, and fluid levels,
sharpening and minor adjustments to ensure proper performance of
During inclement weather, assists Maintenance crews indoors.
Works on severe weather details, removing snow, de-icing,
clearing drains; secures site in high wind conditions.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established
departmental safety rules and practices. Reports to supervisor, in
a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or
safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other
employees, patients and visitors.
Performs other related duties as required.
SCOPE, PURPOSE, AND FREQUENCY OF CONTACTS:
Working outside, the Groundskeeper is frequently asked questions
and needs to convey accurate, friendly and helpful information to
the public coming to or leaving the hospital. Assistance is
provided to co-workers from Maintenance, Environmental Services,
Security, and Power Plant on some tasks.
DIRECTION/SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:
Maintenance Manager (Christiana), Building Maintenance Manager
(Wilmington), Senior Groundskeeper
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
High School graduate or equivalent.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Knowledge of basic plant forms to identify weeds from cultured
Knowledge of proper safety procedures for operating grounds
maintenance tools and equipment.
Ability to perform a variety of strenuous tasks associated with
Ability to operate a lawn mower, snow blower, pick-up truck, and
power sweeper/vacuum as necessary.
Ability to assess equipment breakdowns and take appropriate
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with
Skill in oral and written communications.
Valid driver's license in the state of Delaware
Frequent lifting, stooping, bending, pushing, pulling. Strenuous
work associated with maintaining the grounds.
Exposure to extreme heat, cold, dust, dirt, rain, snow, wind,
noise, and fumes. Occasional exposure to extended and/or unusual
hours. 95% of work performed outdoors.
Post End Date
May 11, 2021
EEO Posting Statement
Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer,
firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is
reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for
open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion,
national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender
identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy,
citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under
applicable federal, state, or local law.