Groundskeeper I
Memorial Health

Decatur, Illinois

Under general supervision, provides basic lawn care and ground maintenance for the Medical Center System. Assists with procedures, instructions and completing individual assignments.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • Must possess valid Illinois driver's license and must be deemed as an acceptable driver in accordance with the MHS Fleet Safety Policy (five year MVR will be required).
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in grounds and lawn maintenance preferred.

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • Knowledge of basic operation of lawn and snow removal equipment.

  • Provide care of grounds which includes: mowing, raking leaves, watering, fertilizing, edging, planting of grass and flowers, trimming, de-thatching lawn, painting as required and parking lot stripping.

  • Maintain external appearance of the Medical Center by cleaning driveways, entrances and disposing of trash.

  • Remove snow by snow plow, shovel, squeegee, snow blower or other approved methods.

  • Transport materials/equipment by hand, dolly or truck to work site.

  • Interact with hospital personnel and patients/visitors in a courteous and cooperative manner.

  • Perform pre start-up inspection of power equipment and minor repairs of grounds equipment and tools.

  • Maintain appropriate dress and appearance, projecting a positive image of the Medical Center.

  • Consistently follows all safety procedures/policies in completing work assignments.

  • Execute job function in a cost effective and timely manner.

  • Performs other related work as required or requested.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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