Thies & Talle Management, Inc., a leading property management
company with over thirty years of experience in the multi-housing
industry, is now hiring a part-time, roughly 10 hours per week,
Groundskeeper in Eden Prairie, MN to help with grounds maintenance
and upkeep. Must be very dependable. Thies & Talle is an Equal
SUMMARY: The Groundskeeper position is responsible for
maintaining the grounds of the property.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
Other duties or tasks may be assigned as required. Management may
modify, change or add to the duties of this description at any time
Trims and edges around walks, flower beds and walls
Prunes shrubs and trees to shape and improve growth or remove
damaged leaves, branches or twigs.
Sprays lawns, shrubs and trees with fertilizer, herbicides and
Rakes and bags leaves.
Cleans grounds and removes litter.
Shovels snow from walks and driveways.
Spreads salt on public passageways to prevent ice build-up.
Plants grass, flowers, trees and shrubs.
Waters lawns and shrubs.
Repairs fences, gates, walls and walks.
Cleans out drainage ditches and culverts.
Sharpens tools such as weed cutters, edging tools and
Makes minor repairs on equipment such as lawn mower, spreader
and snow removal equipment.
Notifies supervisor of any resident safety issues.
- Interacts positively with residents to maintain good
communication and resident relations.
SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
Accurately completes paperwork such as service requests and
- Communicates with management on changes, maintenance needs and
SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS To perform this position successfully,
an individual must be able to work within the following supervisory
The Groundskeeper position reports to the Property Manager. The
Groundskeeper does not supervise other employees.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this position
successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential
duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
Education and Experience: Some experience in housekeeping,
caretaking, or janitorial experience preferred.
Language Skills: Ability to understand written and verbal
directions. Ability to read and follow instructions on safety
information for cleaning supplies.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and
divide in all units of measure.
Reasoning Ability: Needs to be able to assess a situation based
upon available date and information and make timely and appropriate
Other Skills/Abilities/Specifications: This job requires
self-motivation and the ability to work independently. Needs
ability to follow oral and written instructions and prioritize job
duties. Ability to give attention to detail.
PUNCTUALITY AND ATTENDANCE: Regular attendance, reliability, and
punctuality are needed to be available to meet the needs of
applicants, new and current residents, and outside vendors during
regularly scheduled office hours. The success of the property and
maintaining resident satisfaction and filling apartments requires
staff to be available at the convenience of applicants and
residents. Most buildings or apartment communities managed by
Management have small staffs and employees must be able to assist
other employees in job duties and be available to respond to
occasional property or tenant emergencies. Must be available on
evenings and weekends at beginning and end of month to work on
apartment turnovers to clean and ready apartments from vacating
residents for new occupants.
WORKING CONDITIONS: The working condition characteristics
described here are representative of those an employee encounters
while performing the essential functions of this job.
Must be able to work in cramped position for extended periods of
time, able to use the full height of a ladder, and work with a
variety of commercial cleaning products, supplies, and
While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in
indoor and outside weather conditions, including inclement weather.
The noise level of the work environment is usually moderate.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to stand; walk; sit; stoop; kneel; crouch;
crawl; climb stairs; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally
required to reach with hands and arms and climb or balance.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and
frequently push/pull heavy items such as refrigerators and stoves,
vacuum cleaners, snow blowers and manual shoveling. Specific vision
abilities required by this job include close vision, distance
vision, and depth perception.
The employee may come in contact with former resident's
apartments with poor sanitation conditions, insects and
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: Management will provide reasonable
accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with
disabilities in connection with its application process,
modifications or adjustments to the work environment, and
modifications or adjustments that allow a disabled individual to
have equal benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by
other similarly situated individuals without disabilities, unless
doing so would cause undue hardship.
EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS USED: Tools and equipment listed are
representative of those typically used; other tools and equipment
may be used as needed.
Use of cleaning products and equipment such as vacuum cleaners,
brooms, and mops.
Additionally, employee may use snow removing equipment such as
shovels and/or snowblowers.
Pay Rate: Type
Pay Rate: Low
Pay Rate: High