Grounds Laborer I

Detailed information:

Principal Function: The Grounds Laborer I is responsible for assisting with all activities, operations and aspects relating to the maintenance of parks and related facilities.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Duties include, but are not limited to:


  • Operates a variety of hand/gas-operated tools, such as weed eaters, chain saws, riding lawn mowers, shovels, picks, pneumatic tools, and vehicles, including tractors, excavation equipment and trucks.
  • Responsible for maintaining grounds by picking up litter and debris, cutting grass, weed eating and general cleanup.
  • Responsible for depositing and packing trash and recycling materials, debris, grass, brush and other refuse into collection vehicles.
  • Responsible for checking park properties and facilities for vandalism, broken glass, graffiti, broken amenities and equipment and other potential hazards to the public.
  • Thoroughly cleans restrooms, stocks supplies, checks restroom to make sure everything is in working order (sinks, toilets, hand dryer, baby changing stations, etc.).
  • Makes minor repairs (plumbing, carpentry, electrical) to park restrooms, shelter houses, picnic tables, and other park structures and facilities.
  • Keeps records of work completed, using the Department’s work order management system.
  • Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the Department.
  • Plants trees, shrubs, and flowers and other native and traditional landscapes as assigned.
  • Assists in the daily operation, maintenance and upkeep of grounds.
  • Assists the Grounds Laborer II in the daily operation, maintenance and repair of the Watermill Splash Pad.
  • Assists Park Staff in maintaining accurate and organized filing systems.

Minimum Requirements:

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty according to the requirements of the Town of Brownsburg. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Education and/or Experience: High School Diploma or G.E.D; and one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Previous experience working in groundskeeping is desired.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Resourceful and creative.
  • Analytical skills and problem-solving ability.
  • Must exhibit professionalism and be effective working with customers, vendors, and employees.
  • Skillfully convey information on a wide range of topics to a diverse target audience.
  • Influencing and consultative skills are critical.
  • Proficient with commonly used office software, including but not limited to: Microsoft Office suite as well as telephone and internet communications.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Effective prioritization and time management skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure, deadline driven environment.
  • Strong initiative to strive for continuous accuracy, quality, and timeliness of information.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships through strong interpersonal skills with emphasis on relationship-building and consistent demonstration of solid professional judgement.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
  • A genuine commitment to quality on behalf of the Town while building a work culture committed to excellence is mandatory.
  • Must have and maintain a verifiable Indiana Driver’s License and a demonstrated safe driving record.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently will stand; walk; and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds without an assistive device (greater weights may be required with the use of an assistive device). The employee occasionally will climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), and the ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities

This job operates primarily in an outdoors environment with moderate safety/health hazard potential. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

While the role follows a work schedule of 7AM to 3:30PM, Monday through Friday, this job may require work beyond these hours including on the weekends and holidays. Occasional in-town travel may be required.

EOE M/W/Vets/Disabled

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Brownsburg, Indiana


Brownsburg Parks

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$12 - $14/hour DOE

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