MO Project: Contextual Branding

Groundskeeper I

  • Groundskeeper I
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
Class Number: 
Exam Components: 
Non-Competitive Registration
Annual Salary Range:
$21,244.00 – $33,580.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$885.00 – $1,400.00
Pay Grade: 

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This is entry-level work in general groundskeeping activities.

Job Duties

Participates in the care, maintenance, and improvement of grounds and landscapes by planting trees, grass, flowers, and shrubs.

Removes dirt, rubbish, snow, ice, leaves, and other refuse; maintains walkways, parking areas, sheds, and benches.

Participates in filling, surfacing, hauling, and fertilizing operations.

Prepares reports and maintains records of time worked, materials used, and equipment maintenance.

Mows and trims lawns; trims hedges with hand and power equipment; weeds flower beds; removes hazardous tree limbs.

Repairs and maintains tools and equipment utilized.

Waters lawns, trees, and shrubs using hoses or sprinkler system.

Sprays lawns, shrubs, and trees with fertilizer and insecticide; applies soil supplements to improve soil.

Receives general administrative guidance with additional direction provided on new or difficult assignments; work is reviewed through inspection of completed assignments.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

One or more years of experience in groundskeeping work.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Intermediate knowledge of groundskeeping and horticultural practices.

Intermediate knowledge of the care of flowers, trees, and shrubs.

Intermediate knowledge of soil preparation, plant diseases, and destructive insects.

Introductory knowledge of landscaping.

Ability to maintain and make routine repairs to machinery, equipment, and small structures.

Ability to keep simple records.

Ability to do heavy physical work outdoors for long periods of time.

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