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Groundskeeper ca3260

Absolute Property Sourcing
San Diego, California, United States
November 30, 2016

The purpose of this job description is to communicate the responsibilities and duties associated with the position of GROUNDSKEEPER. While the following information should be considered a comprehensive description of this position, it should also be noted that some responsibilities and duties may not be specifically addressed. Every employee is expected to perform any reasonable task or request that is consistent with fulfilling company objectives. Our company emphasizes a TEAM APPROACH which focuses on a spirit of cooperation, common purpose and culture of customer service. Working together as a team encourages superior performance through open communication and decision empowerment. It is imperative that you review these duties, skills and physical requirements closely and that you understand that by signing the Job Description Acknowledgement, you are verifying that you can perform all the duties, have the skills and possess the physical abilities that are necessary to perform the job as described.


The primary responsibilities of the GROUNDSKEEPER involve the upkeep of the property in order to enhance and maintain its curb appeal. The GROUNDSKEEPER will also assist the rest of the service staff, as directed, in their efforts to manage the property in an efficient manner.


Preventive Maintenance/Safety

Checks and replaces exterior lighting on a regular basis.

If certified for pool maintenance, cleans and maintains pool as directed.

Maintains awareness of proper safety precautions at all times.

Constantly observes condition of apartment property throughout the community and immediately reports and/or initiates action to correct unsafe conditions.

Must be aware of all utility meter cut-offs, apartment and fixture cut-offs, sewer cleanouts.

Ensures that storage areas remain locked when not in use.


Physically walks the property on a daily basis and removes litter, and debris from the grounds. It is especially critical that the following areas remain neat and free of litter at all times.

*Pool area.

*Laundry room.

*Mail areas (if applicable).

*Dumpster areas.

*Recreation areas.

*Grounds adjacent to the road, in front of the office.

*Walkways to and from, and in-between buildings.

*Parking lots and drives.

Performs "trash-out" duties at vacated apartments as required. Removes all abandoned furniture, trash, boxes. Transfers these items to dumpster or storage area, whichever is applicable.

Cleans pool, spa, pool filters, spa filters, office, restrooms, clubhouse, laundry room, exercise room, vacant apartments, drains, outside lights, common areas, and models. Removes and disposes of trash

Keeps breezeways clean.

Assists with maintenance of apartments including installing sinks, screens, and weather stripping; removing refrigerators, water heaters, and dishwashers, refrigerators, water heaters, locks, doors, stoves, and toilet seats; monitoring air conditioning lines; unclogging sinks and toilets; and repairs drywall. Assists with installation of ceiling fans.

Pressure washes exterior of buildings.

Picks up supplies. Delivers packages and notices.

Repairs fences.

Paints office area, windows, cabinets, outer lobby, laundry room, signs, rest rooms, exercise room, and rails around pool.

Details property on a regular basis. Cleans and rakes shrub areas; shovels mud when necessary. Uses leaf blower to keep sidewalks and walking areas clean of loose grass

Performs routine maintenance on property as requested by manager and senior maintenance technician.

Assists with various physical tasks as directed; e.g., tearing down fences, digging post holes, carrying abandoned sofas, etc.

Assists with "make-ready" duties when requested by the Service Manager or Property Manager.

Helps clean and maintain storage areas.

Performs interior and exterior painting duties when requested. Carries buckets of paint from storage area to work site.

Completes minor and routine service requests when requested by manager and/or senior service technician. Follow procedures when service requests are performed.

Changes locks, makes keys when directed.

Distributes resident communications to residents; e.g., upcoming events, pest control notices, newsletters. * Performs work area clean-up and safety related duties.

Assists in keeping grounds neat and free of litter; e.g., rakes, sweeps, shovels as circumstances warrant.

Performs all work with the residents’ satisfaction in mind, with a goal to ensure scores on resident satisfaction surveys above the industry index on move-ins, work orders, and pre-renewal surveys.

Promotes You Matter culture of the company, ensuring that all personnel are aware of the importance of extending this philosophy to each other, the vendors and the residents.

Becomes familiar with the company’s strategic goals each year, striving to accomplish the goals at the site level. * Strives for superior customer service in all areas, including customer service within the company as well as outside the company with residents and vendors.

Performs any additional duties assigned by senior maintenance technician and manager.


Must meet all physical requirements and be able to take direction. High school diploma or equivalent preferred.


Learns and complies with all company safety rules. * Immediately reports all unsafe conditions to supervisors.

Must be familiar with all safety features or equipment, machinery, or materials encompassed by job duties.

Must check with supervisor if there is a question as to the safe procedure to be used for any job function.

Takes the monthly safety course as assigned.


Employees must fulfill the performance standards of this position and comply with policies, rules and procedures of the company, including those set out in the Employee Handbook, or otherwise communicated (verbally or in writing) to employees.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and work responsibilities of the position. This job description and the duties of this position are subject to change, modification and addition as deemed necessary by the company. Employees are required to comply with supervisory instructions and perform other job duties, responsibilities and assignments requested by supervisors, managers or other company officials.

This job description does not constitute an employment contract between the company and any employee.

The job responsibilities of this position may include cross-training in other functions or positions to ensure satisfactory operation of the department or work area.

Competitive salary and benefits including medical, dental insurance and a 401(k) plan with a company match.

An Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace

Job Type: Full Time

Compensation: $30,000 yearly