Goshen Community Schools

GCS Grounds/General Maintenance - 40 Hours (642)

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TitleGCS Grounds/General Maintenance - 40 Hours
Posting ID642


The following vacancy exists in Goshen Community Schools:


Goshen Community Schools

Grounds/General Maintenance


POSITION PURPOSE:  Under the supervision of the Head Groundskeeper, the groundskeeper is responsible for the upkeep of all grounds (defined as the areas outside of the school building) for Goshen Community Schools.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  In order to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

  • Receives specific instructions from the Head Groundskeeper on that day’s activities.
  • Assists in the planning of grounds keeping activities so that duties can be carried out in a logical, efficient manner.
  • Gathers supplies and equipment so that all necessary materials are on hand when needed.
  • Performs landscaping duties according to schedules determined by Head Groundskeeper including:
    • Lawns-mowing, fertilizing, weeding and pest control
    • Trees, Flowers and Shrubs-pruning, fertilizing, edging and general upkeep
    • General grounds maintenance
    • Athletic fields-general maintenance including striping
    • Irrigation systems-maintenance or sprinkler systems including programming
  • Performs general maintenance on walkways, driveways, curbs, fences, and outbuildings.
  • Operates grounds keeping equipment and snowplows safely and effectively.
  • Maintains grounds keeping tools, equipment, and vehicles.
  • Informs Head Groundskeeper on results of assigned duties and any unsafe conditions encountered.
  • Performs any other duties as may be assigned.



  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and implement prescribed safety processes and procedures
  • Experience in landscaping or groundskeeping preferred



  • Good Work Habits.
  • The ability to plan, organize and prioritize.
  • The ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures manuals.
  • Knowledge of and experience with tools, lawn and snowplow equipment, and irrigation systems.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to problem solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations requiring decision making. 


HOURS:  Full year: 52 weeks per year; 40 hours per week; daily hours 7:00am - 4:00pm, with occassional overtime


SALARY:  $15.00-$18.00, rate is dependent upon education and/or experience.


BENEFITS:   Eligibility is based upon hours worked and can be reviewed during your interview.  Benefit information can be found online at


APPLICATION PROCESS:  In order to be considered for an interview, all applicants must have completed their on-line application:




Please attach the following to your application:

  • Letter of interest
  • Up-to-date resume


For questions regarding this position please contact:

Tim Bachtel


613 E Purl Street

Goshen, IN  46526


The Goshen Community School's Board of School Trustees is an equal opportunity employer.  Selection of the applicant will be made without reference to race, color, creed, sex, age, handicap, or national origin.




Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$15.00 - $18.00 / Per Hour
LocationFacilities Department

Applications Accepted

Start Date02/04/2020
End Date02/27/2020

Job Contact

NameJudy FrenchTitleAdministrative Assistant, Facilities