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Groundskeeper (part-time)

The Preservation Society of Newport County seeks a Part-Time candidate to work up to 24 hours per week, M-F, 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM at our topiary grounds ,Green Animals, in Portsmouth RI . Special events may require work on evenings, weekends and/or holidays.

Job Responsibilities

Provides routine maintenance of all PSNC grounds to include:
 Cutting lawns, using hand mower or power mower.
 Trimming and edging around walks, flower beds, and walls; using clippers, weed cutters and edging tools.
 Pruning shrubs and trees to shape and improve growth or remove damaged leaves, branches, or twigs, using shears, pruners or chain saw.
 Spraying lawn, shrubs and trees with fertilizer, herbicides and insecticides (as permitted by RI law), using hand or automatic sprayer.
 Raking and bagging leaves, using rake.
 Cleaning grounds and removing litter, using spiked stick or broom.
 Shoveling snow from walks and driveways.
 Spreading salt on public passageways to prevent ice buildup.
 Planting grass, flowers, trees and shrubs, using gardening tools.
 Watering lawn and shrubs, using hose or by activating fixed or portable sprinkler system.
 May be assigned to clean out drainage ditches and culverts, using shovel and rake.
 May perform ground maintenance duties, using tractor equipped with attachments, such as mowers, spreaders, lawn roller, and snow removal equipment.
 May sharpen tools, such as weed cutters, edging tools and shears using file or knife sharpener.
 May make minor repairs on equipment (as instructed), such as lawn mower, spreader, and snow removal equipment, using hand tools and power tools.
 Perform other related duties as required or directed.

Required Qualifications
 High School Diploma or equivalent with minimum 2 years of documented grounds keeping or landscaping experience preferred.
 Valid Driver’s License with clean driving record.

Please email a cover letter and resume with contact information for professional references to humanresources@newportmansions.org or to 424 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840.View our website at www.newportmansions.org and click on careers to see available positions and to apply online.