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Grounds Supervisor- Physical Plant Operations 1.0 FTE

Fayette County Public Schools
Lexington, KY, US
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Position Type:
Operations/Custodial/CLAS - 7622 - GROUNDS SUPERVISOR

Date Posted:


Date Available:
22/23 School Year

Closing Date:


Train, assign, coordinate and supervise grounds maintenance crews and personnel; review work on school grounds; oversee performance of skilled grounds maintenance work.

Job Summary:
  • Plan, assign and review work activities of assigned grounds maintenance crews and personnel; train grounds maintenance personnel in proper techniques and procedures in the use of tools, equipment and chemical applications.
  • Organize spraying, mowing, pruning; inspect work in progress and upon completion for quality, accuracy and timeliness; supervise and evaluate assigned personnel; provide feedback and discipline as needed.
  • Oversee operation of power equipment; verify equipment is in safe and proper operating condition; assist in completing grounds maintenance work as needed.
  • Assist in reviewing work order requests and recommend proper methods, tools, equipment and personnel for completing jobs.
  • Supervise crews and oversee skilled work in planting, fertilizing, pruning, spraying and maintaining shrubs, trees and landscaped areas; coordinate and participate in pesticide applications, planting and fertilizing activities.
  • Oversee snow removal operations, salt, pumice and other applications on district property.
  • Advise irrigation personnel in planning, installing and repairing automatic sprinkler systems.
  • Prepare and maintain a variety of records related to personnel, time records, work orders, equipment operation and repair, sprinkler timers and site inspections.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Maintain regular attendance.
  • Methods, materials, procedures, techniques, tools and equipment used in various grounds maintenance activities including mowing, edging, trimming, and weed and pest control.
  • Plants, trees and ground cover materials.
  • Principles and practices of supervision and training.
  • Health and safety regulations related power equipment and toxic chemical applications.
  • Operation of a forklift and other assigned equipment.
  • Record-keeping techniques.

  • Organize, coordinate, assign, inspect, supervise and evaluate activities of multiple work crews.
  • Supervise the work of others and recommend work methods
  • Perform skilled grounds maintenance and repair work.
  • Maintain and repair sprinklers and watering systems.
  • Explain safe work practices, methods and procedures.
  • Operate and demonstrate the use of equipment and power and hand tools.
  • Communicate effectively with others.
  • Observe legal and defensive driving practices.
  • High school diploma or G.E.D. Certificate
  • Four years of grounds maintenance work including at least one year in a supervisor/manager capacity preferred.
  • Valid Kentucky Commercial Driver's License (Class B).
Working Conditions:
  • Work is performed while standing, sitting and/or walking.
  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision and hearing.
  • Requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations.
  • Requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching.
  • Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull heavy weights, up to 75 pounds
  • Requires activities involving being around moving machinery, exposure to marked changes in temperature and humidity, and exposure to dust, fumes and gases.
Application Procedure:
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Contact Person: Killian Timoney (
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