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Ames Community School District Grounds Worker (Maintenance I) in Ames, Iowa

Grounds Worker (Maintenance I) JobID: 987

  • Position Type:

    Maintenance/Custodial/ Maintenance Tech I

  • Date Posted:


  • Location:

    Facilities Planning and Mgmt

       Join Ames Community School District, where your journey matters! Ames CSD promotes an educational environment that is racially, ethnically, linguistically, and culturally diverse to broaden students' academic experience and to enrich our District. We are focused on creating and supporting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion within the organizational culture and in our community. Maintenance and Facilities is seeking a full-time Grounds Worker (Maintenance Tech I) for the 2022-2023 school year.MISSION STATEMENTThe mission of the Ames Community School District is to ensure that all learners develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, and personal esteem necessary to grow in and shape a changing society.SummaryUnder the direct supervision of the Director of Facilities, the Maintenance Tech I maintains school buildings and buildings’ grounds in orderly, neat, safe, and operable condition. To set the example in the quality of work performed, demonstrating a positive attitude, loyalty, cooperation, teamwork, attendance, and safety.Work Schedule:40 hours, 255-day contractResponsibilities/Essential Functions:

  • Performs tasks to maintain and improve buildings and grounds in a safe and operable condition.

  • Performs mowing, weed-eating, spraying, aerating, seeding, painting, and snow removal. Will be trained to use equipment.

  • Obtains equipment, tools and materials required for completion of assigned work. Will be trained to use equipment.

  • Troubleshoots and solves problems in an efficient and timely manner.

  • Prepares and maintains records to document work and repairs as requested.

  • Custodial substitute as needed.

  • Works with minimal supervision.

  • Attends work on a consistent and punctual basis.

  • Onsite work required.

  • Performs building maintenance and other duties as required.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred

  • General computer skills (email, data entry, etc.)

  • Class A CDL License required or ability to obtain within 90 days (pending testing site availability).

  • Spraying License required or ability to obtain within 90 days (pending testing site availability) - Turf (3T) and Right-of-way (6) pest control.

  • Pre-employment and random drug screens required.

  • Must have a clean driving record.

The successful candidate will exhibit:

  • Experience in grounds maintenance, building maintenance or construction.

  • Ability to safely operate grounds equipment i.e. mowers, weed eaters, tractors, loaders, etc.

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. through the shift.

  • Frequent lifting, bending, carrying, moving heavy objects, such as furniture.

  • Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather.

  • Requires physical endurance to complete snow removal duties.

  • Ability to understand to make oneself understood in English.

  • Training interactions will be in English, all other duties are completed independently after instruction.

  • Ability to work well in a team environment.

    Compensation:$16.30 per hour Candidates, please follow the link to apply online: employees of the Ames Community School District must pass a background check. Ames CSD is an E-Verify employer.To learn more about the Ames Community School District, visit our websites:

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It is the policy of the Ames Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Sharday Grove, Acting Human Resources Director,, District Offices, 2005 24th St. Ames, IA 50010, (515) 268-6610.