The Groundskeeper is a member of the Plant Department and reports to the Property Administrator. The primary areas of responsibility include maintenance and landscaping of grounds. The Groundskeeper must maintain a healthy value system, including moral and ethical behavior consistent with the agency's mission and core values.   


  • Complete landscaping tasks on a daily basis including, but not limited to, mowing lawns, edging curbs, trimming hedges, trimming trees and planting flower beds.
  • Repair playground equipment as assigned.
  • Report any hazard concerns and status of jobs in a timely manner.
  • Abide by all rules and regulations for environment and hazardous waste laws.
  • Complete various projects such as, but not limited to, holiday decorating, deliveries, and furniture moving.
  • Assist with vehicle fleet delivery and preventive maintenance. 
  • Serve as back-up for other plant staff positions as needed.
  • Maintain appropriate sanitary conditions in Plant area in accordance with health and licensing regulations.
  • Assist with set-up for special events and attend organizational staff meetings. 


Department schedule for 40 hours per week begins on Monday and normally ends on Friday. Normal work hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch. This employee must be able to work ?on call? duty and work overtime on nights and weekends if necessary. This employee must also be able to work in adverse conditions. A technology stipend is provided to support the communication requirements of this position.


A high school diploma is required. Previous experience in horticulture or equipment repair and maintenance is preferred.


Training hours must be completed annually to comply with licensing and accreditation standards, as well as MCH policy.  The employee's supervisor may require additional training to meet specific job requirements or enhance professional growth.  Completion of training requirements is mandatory for continued employment.   


The Groundskeeper must be willing to be cross-trained in all phases of the Plant Department. The Groundskeeper must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid Texas Driver's License, an excellent driving record that meets the standards set forth by the liability insurance company and Methodist Children's Home, no criminal history and acceptable references. 


I have reviewed the job description for the position of Groundskeeper and understand I must be able to perform the duties outlined above. The Physical Demands/Requirements of the position are provided in another document and discussed at hire. I understand that due to the complexities of the position all duties and responsibilities may not be outlined in this job description and the duties and responsibilities of this position are subject to change.