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Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School District Groundskeeper in Danvers, Massachusetts

Essex North Shore is seeking a Groundskeeper to join the Farm and Grounds team as soon as possible. As an employee of Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School District, you are offered a number of robust benefits that support you, your family, and your professional growth. More specifically, for must full-time and part-time (in excess of 20 hours per week) employees, we offer: Competitive wages that compensate you for your knowledge, skills and abilities in the workplace. Generous employer-covered health insurance (Employer/Employee premium cost sharing at 75/25). Coverage options are through the Group Insurance Commission . Comprehensive dental insurance through Delta Dental of Massachusetts, currently covering over 90% of dentists throughout Massachusetts. Professional development opportunities, including tuition reimbursement and free, paid training. Supplemental incoming earning opportunities, such as athletics programming, integration academies, and club advisor positions. Affordable term life insurance through the Group Insurance Commission providing your family or loved one(s) with financial security in the event of an unforeseen passing. Employee Assistance Programming for behavioral, health, financial planning, and legal resources. Wellness programming including spin, yoga, and other classes that are tailored to your busy schedule and health goals. And so much more! This position part of the AFSCME General Unit. A copy of the collective bargaining agreement can be located here: AFSCME General Unit CBA" target="_blank JOB DESCRIPTION GROUNDSKEEPER QUALIFICATIONS: Associate or Bachelors's Degree in a related field preferred 3 years of relevant experience in landscaping and turf management Knowledge of methods, materials, and practices in landscaping, turf management, and horticulture Experience maintaining athletic playing fields Valid driver’s license Valid Massachusetts Hoisting Engineer 1C-2A license preferred Valid Massachusetts Pesticides license OSHA 30 preferred Familiar with the operation of all forms of farm and grounds maintenance equipment Familiar with hayfield management Ability to work independently and prioritize work tasks REPORTS TO: Manager of Farm and Grounds RESPONSIBILITIES: Perform all aspects of horticulture and grounds maintenance. Maintain athletic playing fields. Assist in the maintenance of the buildings on the campus. Plant and remove trees, shrubs, flowers, and sod, as required. Prepare area(s); install and repair walls, fences, irrigation systems, and related landscape features. May be required to perform repairs to buildings and related structures, including carpentry, masonry, painting, and installation, and removal of construction material. Perform general maintenance and repair of the farm buildings and the surrounding grounds under the direction of the Farm Manager. Perform snow removal and salting operations, as required. Operate tractors, hay balers, and landscape machinery in accordance with accepted safety practices. Communicate inventory and supply needs to the Farm Manager. When assigned by the Farm Manager, provide supervision for community use of grounds and fields. Assist with the feeding of livestock, including horses, on a twice-daily basis as assigned. Assist in the general care of all animals on the farm, including sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, cows, donkeys, horses, birds, rodents, and reptiles as assigned. Assist with the harvesting and stacking of hay bales. Maintain current Massachusetts Hoisting Engineer and Massachusetts Pesticide Commercial Applicator Licenses. Perform such other tasks and assume such other responsibilities not inconsistent with the role, as the Manager of Farm and Grounds may assign. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This position is a twelve-month position at 40 hours per week. This position is part of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, Council 93, Local 245 and the School District. " />

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Job Description

Primary Location Facilities, Farm, and Grounds

Salary Range $22.92 - $32.68 / Per Hour

Shift Type Full-Time

Job Contact Information

Name Christopher Lounsbury

Title Manager of Farm and Grounds

Phone 978-304-4700