Groundskeeping Position - Clayton School District
Position: Groundskeeping Position
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Grounds Maintenance Foreman/Horticulturist
Job Location: District-wide
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Clayton School District
Clayton, MO 63105
Telephone: 314-854-6000 EXT 6032
Job Description:
The School District of Clayton is seeking an experienced Grounds Maintenance Foreman/Horticulturist. The successful candidate will perform a full range of typical grounds maintenance duties involving trees, shrubs, flowers, turf, athletic fields, playgrounds, parking lots and sidewalks, outdoor furniture, and equipment; application of fertilizer, insecticide and fungicide as needed. 
The Successful Candidate will:
  • Supervise and direct the work of grounds maintenance workers.
  • Have the ability to lift up to 100 lbs. occasionally and lift 50 lbs. on a regular basis.
  • Be knowledgeable in the use of commercial power lawn care equipment.
  • Use and maintain special power tools and equipment including chain saw, salt spreader, roto-tiller, trencher, backhoe, truck, forklift, tractor, etc.
  • Use and maintain hand tools such as shovel, rake, hoe, broom, pick, axe, post hole digger, hose, dolly, wheelbarrow, etc.
  • Prepare soil by cultivating, conditioning, misting and applying fertilizers.
  • Start, transplant, and develop seedlings, sod, trees, etc.
  • Maintain trees using pruning shears and saws.
  • Install and maintain lawn irrigation systems.
  • Miscellaneous hauling of supplies and equipment as needed.
  • Set-up for a variety of District functions such as graduation, athletic events, etc.
  • Work in changing environments of heat, cold, rain, snow, etc.
  • Perform safety inspections and repairs to playgrounds.
  • Perform snow removal with shovel, snow blower and snow plow.
  • Seal, stripe and repair asphalt.
  • Install and maintain various types of fencing.
  • Paint equipment, floors, walls, etc.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as requested by management.
Education: A degree in Plant Science or Horticultural Science preferred. 
Experience:  Experience in lieu of a degree will be considered.  Minimum of 3 - 5 years experience is required; 5+ years experience is desired. Must pass a physical exam. Must pass a drug screening (if applicable).
License: Certified Pesticide Applicator License or willingness to obtain license.  Requires a valid Missouri Commercial Driver License (CDL), Class B.  Must have a clean driving record. 
Compensation:  Highly-competitive salary, (see Classified Salary Schedule, Grade 7)
BenefitsComprehensive benefits package
FLSA status:  Non-exempt.
Work Calendar260 day calendar 
Please understand that in order to be considered as a candidate you must complete all steps in the application process. These steps include completing the online application, uploading your cover letter and resume, and listing three current references.
Equal Opportunity Employer  
It is the policy of the School District of Clayton not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability in its programs or employment practices as required by Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Full Non-Discrimination Disclosure

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.