Grounds Person

Job Code: 3504039

Job Description

POSITION NOTES: 40 hours per week

7:00 am – 3:30 pm – Monday to Friday

TITLE: Grounds Person

DEPARTMENT: Facility Services

REPORTS TO: General Manager, Facility Services


Under general direction the Grounds Person is responsible for the maintenance, repair and general upkeep of grounds. The Grounds Person works cooperatively with other employees, students and the public.


  • Operate equipment, vehicles, trucks and tractors, with or without attachments, and/or in combination with trailer units.
  • Installs and/or maintains playfield and playground equipment such as goal posts, basketball hoops and swings, occasionally using simple site plans and working drawings.
  • Shovel soil, snow, collecting litter and emptying garbage containers.
  • Turf grass and irrigation maintenance.
  • Assists with installation of blacktop and concrete on small projects.
  • Directs, advises or assists other employees as appropriate.
  • May be required to train other employees in the operation of specific equipment as directed.
  • Orders material and supplies as required.
  • Reports work completed including time and materials used.
  • Maintains a clean, safe work environment including equipment and vehicles.
  • Routine inspections of school and district equipment.
  • Performs other maintenance related or emergent duties.


  • Completion Grade 12 education or equivalent.
  • Training in the operation of grounds equipment.
  • Minimum of two years related experience.
  • A valid B.C. Class 5 Driver’s License.
  • Knowledge of health and safety procedures, including Workplace Hazardous Materials Information
  • General knowledge of Turf Grass and Irrigation maintenance.
  • Competent in the use and care of tools and equipment common to this work.
  • Ability to plan and schedule work and organize the workload effectively.
  • Ability to use courtesy and tact in the explanation of and discussion of information in contact with students, suppliers and other staff.
  • Ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to perform individually and as part of a team.
  • Physical capabilities to perform the job duties.
  • Basic computer skills.


Hand tools, air tools, power tools, ladder, chain saw, chain hoist, scaffolding, truck, aerial bucket, mower, tractor, sweeper, blade sharpener, and other ground person’s equipment.


  • Sufficient vision to perform duties of a grounds person.
  • Fundamental ability to use the tools and equipment of the trade.
  • Physical strength required to do heavy manual work in all weather conditions.


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School District No.57 resides on the unceded ancestral lands of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nations, McLeod Lake Indian Band and the Simpcw First Nations.

Geographically we expand from Mackenzie, through Prince George, to McBride and Valemount. We serve 41 schools: 32 Elementary schools, 8 Secondary schools and 1 District Learning Support center for alternative and alternate learning opportunities.

We provide educational programs for approximately 15,000 students inclusive of early learning, after school art and sports programing, trades programs, and dual credit programs with our local post-secondary schools.

We support Lheidli T’enneh students, McLeod Lake students and Takla students living on reserve through our Local Education Agreements. With each Nation we co-construct the educational services provided to the students while attending a school within our school district.


Known as BC's northern capital, Prince George is a bustling city of over 77,000 residents, situated at the crossroads of Hwy. 97 (north-south) and Hwy. 16 (east-west), and at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers. As a major City of the Pacific Rim, Prince George is firmly tied to the global market. The area offers a lifestyle that is definitely worth boasting about. Residents enjoy affordable housing, incomes above provincial averages, an extensive range of quality services, and cultural and sports events. Recreational opportunities are second to none and range from golfing, skiing, fishing and hunting to an endless list of team sports. Local post-secondary educational facilities include the University of Northern British Columbia and the College of New Caledonia .

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Posted On
May 23, 2023
Closing Date & Time
June 07, 2023 10:00 AM PST/PDT

Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
ECE, EA and Support Staff
Prince George
Central Administration Office
$26.39 per hour
Employment Start Date
June 05, 2023
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter