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Groundskeeper (Full-Time) $17.05/hour

The Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids are seeking a full-time Groundskeeper to assist with grounds maintenance of of the Marywood Campus, including extensive landscaped flower beds and turf areas.


  • Operates daily commercial lawn trimming, edging and backpack blowing equipment.
  • Operates large commercial lawn mowing equipment.
  • Operates snow removal equipment and shovels as needed.
  • Plants and maintains annuals and perennials in garden beds and planters.
  • Weeds and waters landscape areas as needed.
  • Prunes as needed/directed.
  • Replants and transplants as projects arise.
  • Responsible for spring and fall clean ups.
  • Assists with mulch installation.
  • Assists facilities maintenance staff from time to time as directed.
  • Must be able to function independently as well as with a team, have a positive attitude and be willing to learn.
  • Requires some initiative, independence, and judgment to carry out recurring assignments.


  • Above average manual dexterity and skills.
  • Ability to safely operate commercial lawn and snow equipment.
  • Ability to safely operate hand, electrical and power tools.
  • Previous experience in the position responsibilities is desirable.
  • Must possess a valid State of Michigan driver’s license.

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequent physical exertion, i.e., frequent heavy lifting up to 60lbs, climbing, carrying supplies, walking throughout the grounds, occasionally working on ladders.
  • Must be physically able to operate power equipment.
  • Must be able to work in a variety of weather conditions for prolonged periods of time.

COVID-19 Considerations:
To keep staff and residents safe, we monitor temperatures and conduct screenings. Also, heightened cleaning protocol is in place along with the use of masks and other COVID protocol.


We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage persons of diverse faiths and backgrounds to apply for employment with Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids


Grounds / Maintenance / Housekeeping

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