City of South Salt Lake
  • South Salt Lake, UT, USA
  • 16.50-24.95 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

We offer a complete benefit package including affordable medical, dental, and vision insurance. $50,000 in life insurance paid for by the city, paid sick leave, vacation and holidays. We participate in the Utah Retirement System for a pension and offer a 3% match into a 401K.

The Grounds Maintenance Worker II works under the direction of the Parks Division Supervisor, maintains grounds of parks, facilities, streetscapes and other City properties. Additional advanced duties include repair and maintenance of equipment and systems, including irrigation. Works with and directs the work of others, including teams, volunteers, and community service workers to complete work detail.


Completes grounds maintenance activities in parks, around facilities and in streetscape areas.

1.1 Transports and operates grounds maintenance and other equipment

1.2 Cuts, trims and edges turf areas

1.3 Performs turf maintenance such as fertilizing, insecticide and herbicide spraying, aerating.

1.4 Prunes shrubs, deadheads flowers and maintains perennials

1.5 Plants flowers, trees, shrubs and lays sod.

1.6 Control weeds by hand pulling, spraying or other means.

1.7 Waters plants for deep watering, and in flower pots.

1.8 Rakes, blows and disposes of leaves

1.9 Cleans up litter and other debris and empties garbage cans

1.10 Removes snow from City properties

1.11 Cleans restrooms, pavilions, picnic tables, bleachers, benches and other facilities and amenities

1.12 Inspects playgrounds and maintains playground surfaces by cleaning, refiling or raking.

1.13 Cleans sports courts, fences and other equipment.

1.14 Removes graffiti from surfaces, using equipment and by hand.

2. Repairs and operates irrigation systems

2.1 Operates and programs irrigation controller schedules

2.2 Troubleshoots irrigation problems and watering issues

2.3 Repairs irrigation systems and components

2.4 Performs winterizing and start up procedures

2.5 Operates water pressure booster pumps

3. Maintains and repairs tools, power equipment, and other equipment.

3.1 Performs basic maintenance such as sharpening, refilling oil and gas, reloading supplies, on power equipment including mowers, trimmers.

3.2 Maintains hand tools and wheelbarrows and keeps track of equipment.

3.3 Performs minor equipment repairs and manages major equipment repair requests.

3.4 Inspects and performs playground repairs in accordance with standards.

4. Performs tree care duties

4.1 Prunes, trims, sprays, mulches and maintains trees for health and safety as directed by certified arborist.

4.2 Works with certified arborist on tree care decisions and major intervention.

4.3 Removes trees as directed by certified arborist.

5.Works with others to complete tasks as requested

5.1 Supervises and delegates work detail assignments to community service workers, including driving workers to worksites, instructing workers on performing duties and signing off on records for work completed.

5.2 Works on a team to complete complex or large tasks and projects.

5.3 Works with volunteers to support and complete grounds improvement projects.

6. Completes other duties as assigned.



  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent and one year related experience, or any equivalent combination of related education and experience.
  • Must possess a valid state driver's license or have the ability to obtain one prior to employment.


  1. Knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies used in outdoor grounds maintenance;
  2. Knowledge of tools, equipment and supplies used to do minor repairs.
  3. Knowledge of computers and basic software, including internet, email, and word-processing.
  4. Skill in operation of grounds maintenance equipment including mowers, trimmers, edgers, blowers, chainsaws, snow blowers, UTVs, trucks, trailers, plows and other vehicles.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  6. Ability to provide a high standard of customer service to facility users and visitors.
  7. Ability to work with others and manage conflict.
  8. Ability to work independently and to complete daily activities according to work schedule.
  9. Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely.
  10. Ability to complete forms, reports and orders on a computer.
  11. Ability to drive a vehicle with a trailer or other attached equipment.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met or will be encountered by an employee while successfully performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands and arms to operate objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift weights up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus

The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts or in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is moderately noisy.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of the specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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