Job Opening - Groundskeeper (Part-Time)

Salt House Church is a progressive faith community on the Eastside seeking a groundskeeper to join our team. CONTACT US TO SUBMIT A RESUME.

Primary function: The Groundskeeper will work to present safe, clean, well-maintained, and welcoming grounds and church building exterior. Work hours must be coordinated around building events.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • General care of grounds, with frequency depending on seasons and weather. “Notice needs and take action.”
  • Cut grass, weed whacking where needed.
  • Trim trees and plants, clear weeds around plants, add bark as needed.
  • Rake leaves and clear grounds of debris.
  • Keep patio, walkways, and lower area clean; clear parking lot with blower as needed.
  • Pick up litter on church grounds, parking lot, and forest walk.
  • Communicate with Church Manager about building schedule, working hours, and work needs.
  • Special projects as requested

  • Prior grounds and maintenance experience highly desired.
  • Ability to prioritize work.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to run electrical equipment; read/follow owner’s manuals; use chemicals safely.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude with a high degree of flexibility.
  • Desire and ability to work efficiently and independently.
  • Commitment to excellent attendance.

Core Competencies:
All employees of Salt House Church are required to be able to work effectively with church staff, lay leaders, members, and the general public. Each employee is expected to demonstrate the following core competencies and values:
  • Working with others toward one common goal
  • Commitment to support and empowerment of volunteers
  • Adaptability to changing roles and job challenges
  • Open and timely communication
  • Understanding and respect of professional and personal boundaries
  • Respect for and inclusiveness of all individuals, consistent with our mission statement
  • Protection of confidential information

Physical Demands / Work Environment:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to bend, reach,  stoop, use hands and remain standing for extended periods of time
  • The employee frequently is required to talk and hear
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Position requires flexibility in scheduling

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily within the physical parameters and work environment described above. The requirements listed herein are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required and of the general working conditions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:
  • This position requires a criminal background check.

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