The City of Kettering partners with Wright State University every two years to conduct a Kettering Resident Satisfaction Survey.  Emails with a link to the online survey went out yesterday from Carol Murray, our partner at Wright State, to a randomly selected group of Kettering residents.  If you received an email it is a valid survey and we appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback.

Seasonal Groundskeeper-Accepting Applications

  • Accepting Applications Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Seasonal
  • Kettering, OH
  • Posted 10 months ago

Seasonal Groundskeeper/Groundskeeper Specialist

Date added: January 30, 2017
Department: Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Status: Accepting Applications 12/6/2016




 Open Until Filled


The City of Kettering, Ohio is recruiting to fill seasonal 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, ball fields, tree trimming/removal, 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 Seasonal Groundskeeper position is $8.15/hr. – $9.25/hr; the pay range for a Seasonal Groundskeeper Specialist position is $8.15/hr – $9.95/hr.   Entry rate is contingent upon the candidate’s related skills, knowledge, abilities and prior experience.  This position works 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday for no more than 6 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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