Important City Service Update: Our annual leaf collection service was due to be complete last week, but has been extended through December 21 due to late leaf fall resulting in high volume and impact of ice storm debris.  Thank you for your patience.

We are in our final round of leaf & ice storm debris collection and crews are currently working in District 6. We will then proceed in numerical order to Districts 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 then Districts 1, 2 & 3.  Districts 4 & 5 are done for the year, we will not be coming back through before spring.

Residents can visit this page to easily find their leaf district.

If we complete collection in your district and you still need to dispose of leaves you may either place them in your Waste Management toter for collection on your normal pick up day or you can take leaves to our Yard Debris Center on Woodman Center Drive through December 22nd. Yard Debris Center hours are Monday through Friday 3-8 PM and Saturday 9 AM – 3 PM.

Groundskeeper/Groundskeeper Specialist

  • Accepting Applications Open Until Filled Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Part Time Temporary
  • Anywhere
  • Posted 1 week ago



Temporary Part-Time

Open Until Filled


The City of Kettering, Ohio is recruiting to fill temporary part-time Groundskeeper/Groundskeeper Specialist positions in the Parks Division, which is part of the City of Kettering’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department. These positions assist in the daily operation and maintenance of the parks and other City facilities. These positions perform routine tasks with Parks Service under the general supervision of a Parks Manager and other assigned staff. These positions assist in parks maintenance operation, including push mowing, weeding, litter clean-up, athletic field maintenance, tree trimming/removal and landscape maintenance, painting, restroom maintenance, minor equipment maintenance; operates one or more of the following: push mower, riding mower, pick-up truck with/without trailer, dump truck, paint striper, tractor, line trimmer, hand sprayer and other small equipment; reports for work on time and ready for work at assigned scheduled hours; performs assigned jobs in a safe, efficient, responsible manner. The Parks Division operation includes a diversity of tasks and responsibilities. The aforementioned duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the total operation, but are not inclusive. These positions may perform tasks with limited supervision as required.


Some previous experience helpful, but not required; groundskeeping experience a plus. Must show initiative, logical thought process, interest in work and ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Able to perform all types of outdoor physical labor in all types of weather. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with co-workers, possess a positive attitude and reflect a positive image of the City of Kettering at all times. Must possess a valid Ohio Driver’s License and have a good driving record. Must be 18 years old before starting work. Follows current dress code and other work rules.


The pay range for a Temporary Part-Time Groundskeeper position is $8.30/hr. – $9.25/hr; the pay range for a Temporary Part-Time Groundskeeper Specialist position is $8.30/hr – $9.95/hr. Entry rate is contingent upon the candidate’s related skills, knowledge, abilities and prior experience. This position works up to 28 hours per week, Monday through Friday for no more than 7 consecutive months.


To obtain required Application, apply immediately M – F, between 8 AM – 5 PM, at the Human Resource Dept., Kettering Gov. Center – North Bldg, 3600 Shroyer Rd, Kettering, OH 45429, or download the Application from the HR website (Employment) at: Applicants may apply in person, by mail to the address above, via email attachment to or fax it to (937) 296-3371. Resumes are not required; however, may be submitted along with the required Application.


Equal Opportunity Employer

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