Groundskeeper/Groundskeeper Specialist

  • Accepting Applications Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Seasonal Temporary
  • Kettering, OH
  • Posted 1 year ago


(Year-Round and Summer Seasonal positions available.)

(up to 28 hours per week, year-round or up to 40 hours per week, seasonally)


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 $8.70/hr. – $9.25/hr; the pay range for a Temporary Part-Time Groundskeeper Specialist position is $8.70/hr – $9.95/hr. Entry rate is contingent upon the candidate’s related skills, knowledge, abilities and prior experience.  If hired seasonally, the position works 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday for no more than six consecutive months with a mandatory six-month break in employment prior to being eligible for any other City of Kettering position.If hired in a year-round capacity, the position works up to 28 hours per week, Monday through Friday for no more than 7 consecutive months.


Positions are open until filled.  Interested candidates should email the application to or by fax to 937-296-3242 or by mail to:

City of Kettering
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department
3600 Shroyer Road
Kettering, Ohio 45429


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