Job Description

Overall Job Objective

What Success Looks Like In This Job

Under general supervision, direct a crew of inmates from the Adams County Detention Facility as they perform a variety of duties involved in the maintenance of grounds and landscaping responsibilities, such as: snow removal, landscaping projects, mowing lawns, and equipment maintenance.

Examples of Duties for Success

  • Provide and document all training to inmates on safety procedures and preventive maintenance for equipment that will be used.
  • Perform a full range of lawn maintenance duties with inmates at County owned properties. Duties include but are not limited to: watering, mowing, weeding, trimming, aerating, renovating, and fertilizing lawns.
  • Perform a full range of shrub and flower bed maintenance at County owned properties. Duties include but are not limited to: planting, weeding, watering, fertilizing, and maintaining landscaped areas including bushes, trees, flowers, rock beds, and shrubs.
  • Trim and prune bushes, trees, and shrubs to provide clearance of sidewalks, entryways, signs and lights, as well as to ensure the continued health of the bush, tree, or shrub.
  • Perform a variety of duties in the maintenance and repair of the irrigation systems. Replace and adjust sprinkler heads, maintain controllers, assist in irrigation system installation and maintenance projects.
  • Remove fallen trees, stumps, fallen limbs, and related debris resulting from storm damage and general conditions.
  • Rake leaves, sweep parking lots, pick up trash, and clear debris from sidewalks and fields.
  • Operate a full range of maintenance vehicles and equipment including trucks, mowers, edgers, blowers, tractors, hand tools, and power tools.
  • Maintain tools and equipment. Perform preventative maintenance on all grounds equipment.
  • Identify maintenance needs and safety hazards, report needs to appropriate staff.
  • Be sure inmates are wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Remove graffiti at County Facilities.
  • Identify proper equipment needs for each assigned project.
  • Perform winterizing maintenance on irrigation systems for County owned facilities.
  • Perform snow removal at County owned facilities and properties.
  • Determine appropriate methods, sequences, and layout of work detail.
  • Assist in the construction of various projects.
  • Deal courteously and tactfully with the public in response to inquiries and complaints.
  • May perform custodial duties as needed.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required.

Qualifications for Success

  • Knowledge of methods, techniques, tools, and equipment used in the maintenance of landscaped areas for County facilities.
  • Knowledge of methods and procedures to maintain and repair grounds equipment.
  • Knowledge of safe work practices.
  • Knowledge of chemical pesticides and herbicides and their uses.
  • Knowledge of watering requirements for lawns, trees, plants, and various types of soil.
  • Ability to operate, program, repair, and maintain irrigation systems.
  • Ability to operate a variety of grounds equipment in a safe and effective manner.
  • Ability to use and operate hand tools, mechanical equipment, and power tools.
  • Ability to perform maintenance, landscaping, reconstruction, and repair work.
  • Ability to interpret diagrams, plans and blueprints.
  • Ability to lead and train inmate workers.
  • Basic theory and practices of electricity and plumbing.
  • Computer Skills: Proficient with basic computer programs and work order systems including MS Office, Outlook, and JDE.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

More Qualifications for Success

  • Experience: Two (2) years in the maintenance of grounds or related facilities.
  • Education and Training: High School diploma or GED equivalent.
  • License or Certificate: Valid driver's license with no restrictions.
  • Background Check: Must pass a criminal background check.

Essential duties require the following physical abilities and work environment:
Physical Activities:
  • 2/3 of the time in the job:  Ability to sit, walk, talk, hear, stand, kneel, crouch, squat, stoop, crawl, twist, climb or balance, and lift 50 pounds;
  • Ability to use hands to finger, handle, or feed; ability to reach with hands or arms.
Exposure to Elements:
  • Exposure to cold, heat, noise, outdoors, electrical hazards, vibration, chemicals, dust, toxic waste, mechanical hazards.
Mental Abilities: 
  • 2/3 of the time in the job: Ability to compare; analyze, communicate, coordinate, instruct, evaluate, have interpersonal skills, and compile.
Work Environment:
  • 2/3 of the time in the job: Work near moving mechanical parts, work in high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather conditions, and risk of electric shock.
Vision Demands: 
  • Close Vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distant vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision, and depth vision.

Application Instructions

Please apply for this position by following the link provided below. A new window will open on your screen and you will be directed to the Adams County Government employment website. From there, please follow the application directions provided. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SAY YOU SAW THE AD ON JOBING.COM!

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