Groundsperson/Driver - Full Time
Phillips Academy seeks a full-time Groundsperson/Driver to join their Grounds Team. Under the
direct supervision of the Grounds Leadperson, performs all labor tasks related
to grounds maintenance operations and driving. When emergencies and/or extreme
weather conditions occur, the functions of this position may be deemed essential,
and employees must report to work and/or remain on duty during their regularly
scheduled work hours or the work hours designated by their supervisors. Supervisors will inform employees when the
functions are essential.
The successful candidate must possess the essential
qualifications and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily:
- Must possess valid driver’s license and be able to safely operate passenger vehicles, alternate vehicles, small tractors and other motorized equipment.
- Must posses CDL Class B License with passenger endorsement and other associated endorsements
1-3 years’ experience in grounds maintenance or related field
and 1-3 years’ experience driving large vehicles/buses.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Safely operates all grounds equipment.
- Drives students to off campus activities in a school bus
- Drives as needed to transport people or equipment
- Assists with tree & shrub pruning.
- Operates woodchipper with supervision.
- Assists with athletic field maintenance.
- Performs leaf raking, shoveling, weeding, mulching, planting, seeding, snow shoveling, snow blowing.
- Assists with solid waste disposal and recycling efforts.
- Performs general labor required for grounds maintenance activities.
- Work schedule is on a flex-time basis and overtime may be required.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
• Operation of
• May drive large
trucks and equipment.
• All other duties
as assigned by Grounds Work Leader, Manager of Grounds & Vehicles or their
The ideal candidate will have the ability to function as a
team member, to function well with members of the community, ability to work
long periods and in inclement weather. Dependability with attention to punctuality
and attendance is essential.
• The employee may
work in extremely poor weather for extended periods of time.
required to work in dirty & dusty environments.
• The employee may
be in the sun for extended periods of time.
• Will work
outside during hot & cold weather.
Gloves, steel toed boots, hard hat, face shields, glasses and
hearing protection may all be required depending on the job task.
Small hand tools will be required including brooms, shovels,
rakes, pruners, small & mid-sized mowers, leaf & snow blowers etc.
This full time position is benefits eligible with employer-subsidized medical, dental, mental health benefits eligible on day 1, Retirement program with 10% employer contribution, annual paid time off: 13 holidays, 3-6 weeks vacation, 10-12 sick days per year. As well as, employer paid life insurance and long term disability insurance, free meals during work hours and discounted on-campus childcare.
If interested, please complete an application and include a resume for consideration.
Phillips Academy requires that all student-facing faculty, staff, and
administrators, subject to disability and
religious accommodation exceptions under federal and state law, be up to date with their COVID vaccination, which includes any boosters that
have been added to meet the CDC definition of up to date which now includes the
new bivalent booster.
Academy is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable
accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value
and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants
without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex,
pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, age,
physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, military
service, application for military service or any other characteristic protected
by law. Any offers of employment will
be contingent upon successful CORI/SORI, ADP (RMV) and fingerprinting background checks as
well as unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.