Lead Groundskeeper

Lead Groundskeeper

Job Title: Lead Groundskeeper
Department: Non-Nursing
Hours: Full Time
Facility: Shared Services
Salary: $20-$22/hr

Position Overview:

To oversee daily operations of maintenance staff on the Bethany Village campus.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assuring compliance with all OSHA, DOH, & and environmental regulations.
  • Maintaining the appearance and operation of Bethany Village’s buildings and grounds.
  • Schedules improvements and construction projects.
  • Supervise and manage all grounds and repair services.
  • Obtains quotes for the purchase of specialty grounds equipment, supplies, and labor for projects.
  • Have knowledge of the Disaster and Fire procedures
  • Is a member of the Disaster Team
  • Effectively communicate with residents, staff, outside agencies, contractors, and other departments.
  • Adheres to all established safety regulations.
  • Responsible for inventory and ordering of all grounds supplies.
  • Responsible for scheduling of all grounds personnel.
  • Responsible for assignment and follow through of all work orders and projects.
  • Responsibilities to include daily reporting to the Director of Maintenance on work order completion, project progression, inventory control and scheduling.
  • Endorses and complies with the vision, objectives, procedures and policies of Bethany Village and the Maintenance Department.
  • Seasonal decorating of the outside of the campus.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Education Required:               

  • College degree and/or equivalent Vocational school and experience.
  • Strong knowledge in mowing, trimming maintaining shrubs, grass planting.
  • Able to do small repairs on lawn equipment and preventative maintenance.
  • Forklift training.
  • Experience in salting and snowplowing.
  • Knowledge of OSHA & DOH regulations or ability to self-educate on pertinent requirements as directed.

Experience Required: 

  • Excellent organizational skills; multi-tasking skills, supervisory experience, and general knowledge of plant operations including all heating/cooling and knowledge of industrial boilers a must.
  • 2 to 5 years experience in maintenance or related field required.


  • Exposure to all types of energy, including:
    • Electrical, mechanical, chemical (eg., a gas or liquid chemical), hydraulic energy (eg., pressurized fluid), pneumatic energy (eg., compressed air), and thermal energy (eg., steam).
  • Disinfectants and cleaners.
  • MSDS sheets are available for all chemicals used.
  • Lockout tagout procedures followed for all equipment with more than one energy source.

Equipment Used:        

  • General tools, power tools, & ladders.
  • Vehicles with plow equipment & salting equipment.
  • Computers

Working Conditions:              

  • Some weekends, holidays, and off shifts may be required as needed.
  • General office position, although the job may also involve the following working conditions: inside, outside, hot, cold, humid, dry, wet, dusty, dirty, odors, noisy, inadequate lighting/ventilation, mechanical hazards, moving objects, high places, working with/around others, working alone.

Physical Demands:

  • The ability to concentrate on more than one job at a time, and flexibility to change priorities.
  • Some heavy lifting may be required (~50 lbs)
  • Usually less than 20 lbs, throughout the day
  • Walking, standing, stooping, crouching, kneeling, lifting, handling, talking, seeing, carrying, concentration, and maintenance of an appropriate working speed are required for this position.

Personal Protective Equipment & Uniform Requirements:

  • Business casual as well as appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Gloves:  appropriate work gloves worn as needed.
  • Safety Glasses:  worn when operating machinery that could potentially injure eyes.
  • Shoes:  heavy-duty work shoes/boots as required 
  • Bethany Village photo I.D.         

Additional Qualifications:       

  • Must be able to communicate with staff, residents, and the families of the residents.
  • Task-centeredness, punctuality, and a pleasant demeanor are expected and beneficial to successful performance in this position.
  • Ability to practice choice theory may also be required.

Apply Today!

Interested applicants are invited apply online or in person at:

Bethany Village – HR Dept
3005 Watkins Road
Horseheads, NY 14845

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