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Grounds Maintenance Specialist

Boys Town Omaha, NE

Business: Boys Town

$1,000 Hiring Bonus

Job Summary: In a career as a Grounds Maintenance Specialist, your behind-the-scenes work is what leads to making the magic of our mission come true every day. Boys Town serves thousands of children and their families around the United States, which means that we need you to keep our operations running smoothly and efficiently. No matter your role at Boys Town, you contribute to helping us change the future of Americas youth.

Schedule: Full Time; Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m., and on call for snow removal.


Participates in the production, maintenance, and clean-up of grounds and facilities.

  • Maintains plot garden areas, including tilling, planting, and fertilizing; may plan and order supplies for produce gardens.
  • Maintains landscaped areas, flower beds, and interior plants, and assists with habitat and lake maintenance and with greenhouse operations.
  • Maintains fruit tree and orchard production including pruning trees for proper growth and repair and removes hazardous trees and limbs.
  • Controls growth of unwanted species of weeds and grass by weeding, cultivating, and trimming; identifies the need for, applies, maintains, and properly disposes of chemical pesticide.
  • Operates grounds maintenance equipment including zero turn and large area mowers, tractors, front end loaders, and chainsaws from the basket of a boom truck; drives Boys Town vehicle as needed to complete duties of the job.
  • Maintains equipment, including sharpening blades, replacing belts and bearings, and completing tune ups.
  • Prunes trees for proper growth and removes trees as needed.
  • Performs general building maintenance and removes snow, ice, and other debris as needed; utilizes plow, loader, blade, blower and shovel.
  • Cleans livestock barns and equipment and assists with livestock feed rationing, breeding, and ensuring appropriate animal health care; examines livestock to detect symptoms of illness or injury; treats minor injuries and ailments, and vaccinates all farm animals.
  • Supervises youth grounds and landscaping projects and activities as needed.

Serves as a role model in carrying out the Father Flanagans Boys Home mission.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilites:

  • Knowledge of a broad range of landscaping practices, techniques, tools, equipment, and safety procedures. Knowledge of an extensive variety of regional plant life and livestock.
  • Ability to identify weeds and lawn diseases and determine proper application of chemicals.
  • Skills in installation and maintenance of landscaping plants and materials.
  • Ability to work with live animals.
  • Ability to communicate productively and to organize assigned tasks for completion.
  • Ability to understand and interpret written and verbal

    Required Qualifications:

    • High school diploma or equivalent is preferred.
    • Previous experience in grounds maintenance or agriculture.
    • Must possess a valid drivers license with a good driving record and pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check.
    • This position is on-call (continuously or rotationally) to provide support. Available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays if needed.
    • State of Nebraska certified pesticide and herbicide applicator license is required within 90 days of hire. Will be certified in house post hire to operate boom truck, forklift, and front-end loader. *Boys Town will pay for the license and certification!

    Physical Requirements And Equipment Usage: Moderate to very heavy physical work, occasionally having to lift up to 70 pounds without assistance and in excess of 100 pounds with assistance. Walking, standing, reaching, bending, digging, and may be required to work at heights of 10 feet or more.

    About Boys Town: Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.

    Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Towns mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

    Date Posted: September 6, 2022

    This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

  • Date Posted September 12, 2022
    Date Closes October 12, 2022
    Requisition 19575
    Located In Omaha, NE
    SOC Category 00-0000.00

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