Richmond City Public Schools

General Maintenance Groundskeeper (10204)

Job Posting

Job Details

TitleGeneral Maintenance Groundskeeper
Posting ID10204

Job Description

Job Title:

General Maintenance Groundskeeper

Grade Level/Terms of Employment:

108/260 Days (12 months)

FLSA Status:


Work Location:


Immediate Supervisor:

Supervisor of Custodial Services

General Description:
The general maintenance groundskeeper helps ensure that all RPS buildings’ and schools’ grounds are appropriately maintained throughout the year to both increase the longevity of the property and athletic facilities/fields, and to ensure that RPS buildings and grounds are an aesthetically pleasing part of the community.

Essential Duties:

  • Completes grounds work to include grass cutting, trimming, weed pulling/spraying, removal of large weeds and bushes, tree pruning, and shrub trimming
  • Ensures athletic fields and facilities are maintained including mowing fields, seeding and aerating the surface of fields, and determining and watering solutions
  • Maintains synthetic athletic surfaces to include repairing compactions and reinforcing seams for safety
  • Grades roadways, applying gravel as needed, and grades the riding rings
  • Removes trash or debris from grounds
  • Provides assistance for athletic events including marking athletic fields for games and setting up goals
  • Provides assistance in preparation for school-based events which include use of outdoor spaces
  • Performs preventative maintenance on equipment and minor carpentry work
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum of two years grounds maintenance experience
  • Capable of operating various pieces of grounds equipment
  • Ability to work well as part of a team within the Facilities Department, as well as with school administrators
  • Ability to work in an independent, unsupervised atmosphere
  • Possess strong communication skills
  • Ability to spend several hours daily standing, kneeling, bending, walking, and climbing
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds or more
  • Ability to work outdoors to include exposure to hot/cold, wet/humid weather conditions and dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises
  • Bilingual/fluency in Spanish preferred


HOW TO APPLY: All applicants (including RPS employees) must submit an on-line application. Please access website at: 


Please upload the following information with your application: a current resume, transcript and license if applicable.

Three reference names and contact information will be required if you progress to the interview step of the selection process. Richmond Public Schools will conduct a background investigation, fingerprinting and tuberculosis screening as a condition of employment.  EOE.


Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$31,315.00 - $53,323.00 / Per Year
LocationMaintenance Services

Applications Accepted

Start Date12/07/2023
End Date03/13/2024