Groundskeeping Position - Darien Public Schools
Position: Groundskeeping Position
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Groundskeeper
Job Location: Districtwide Position
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Jul 06, 2020**
District: Darien Public Schools
Darien, CT 06820
Telephone: 203-656-7406
Job Description:
HOURS AND DAYS:      7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
REPORTS TO:    Director of Facilities and Custodial and Maintenance Supervisor
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  This is a semi-skilled labor position that involves the usage of hand and power equipment to maintain the exterior, grounds, and playing fields of a public school district.  This work involves heavy lifting and working in adverse weather conditions on a regular basis

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Valid Driver’s License (CDL a plus)
  • 2 years of full time paid experience as a grounds maintenance worker
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in the operating of commercial grounds maintenance equipment
  • Ability to perform minor repairs and routine service to grounds equipment and vehicles
  • Physical ability to perform the required duties including but not limited to: routinely lifting heavy objects, working the daily work shift outside in adverse weather conditions, plowing snow
  • Maintenance of school grounds, athletic fields, roads walkways, catch basins and planting beds, which includes mowing, aerifying, seeding, fertilizer application, cutting and trimming grass, pruning trees, scrubs and hedges, cutting up fallen trees and branches, including leaf raking, blowing and vacuuming, preparing ball fields for games and other general grounds duties, as assigned
  • Perform minor repairs and periodic servicing to grounds equipment and vehicles, repair and paint playground equipment and outdoor structures (signs), as assigned
  • Deliver and pick up furniture, risers, bulk food, custodial supplies paper and other items
Must be available for snow plowing and de-icing duties before and after regular work hours and during weekend and holiday periods. During periods when weather prevents normal work duties, employee will be assigned interior painting or custodial work.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Per Contract between The Darien Board of Education and Darien School Maintenance Association
Internal applicants (current employees of the Darien Public Schools in any capacity) must submit an Internal Applicant application via Applitrack, including uploading a current resume and cover letter, to, Departments, Human Resources, Employment Opportunities.
External applicants must submit an electronic application via Applitrack:, Departments, Human Resources, Employment Opportunities.  Supporting documentation, such as a cover letter, resume, and letters of recommendation, must be uploaded to the electronic application.  Paper and emailed application materials will not be accepted.
NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT Darien Public Schools is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons and equal access to Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups.  Darien Public Schools does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.  The Darien Public Schools does not unlawfully discriminate in employment and licensing against qualified persons with a prior criminal conviction.  Inquiries regarding Darien Public Schools nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: Marjorie B. Cion,Director of Human Resources,,  203-656-7400, Board of Education Offices, 35 Leroy Avenue, Darien, CT 06820

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.