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Seasonal (Temporary) Grounds Helper

Millard Public Schools Omaha, NE

Job Description

Seasonal Grounds Helper - Millard Public Schools

Seasonal (Temporary) Grounds Helper Wanted!

Get your foot in the door with Millard Public Schools, renowned for providing outstanding education and a fantastic place to work! If you are good-natured, detail-oriented, and strive for excellence every day, apply now to join our team!

Millard Public Schools is searching for a hard-working, reliable Grounds Helper to provide temporary landscaping and outdoor clean-up assistance throughout the district. Work daytime hours (shift TBD; part-time hours may vary), Monday through Friday. Must be over 18 years old with a valid NE driver's license. This is a position that requires routine manual labor associated with grounds maintenance and performs various duties requiring moderate physical strength.  


1.  Assist and perform maintenance and repair duties on district grounds:

  • Assist in completing tasks associated with the prescribed district-wide beautification program
  • Assist with installation of landscaping projects
  • Perform varied duties such as planting, transplanting, fertilizing and propagation of ornamental plants; spreading mulch and wood chips; weed pulling; and minor tree and shrub pruning
  • Sweep walkways and pick up paper and rubbish, and empty garbage cans as required
  • Use hand tools to work soil and remove weeds, undergrowth, and debris from grounds and landscaped areas

2.  Perform additional tasks as assigned and associated with the district's grounds maintenance program

3.  Assimilate to changing productive requirements and handle other essential tasks as assigned


1.  Education:  high school diploma or equivalent

2.  Environmental Demands:

  • Able to occasionally perform work alone
  • Able to perform work with others
  • Able to work in adverse weather conditions
  • Able to work in extreme cold, heat, wet, and dry conditions
  • Able to work in humid conditions
  • Must not have allergies which are activated or aggravated by motor lubricants, turf, turf chemicals, or fuels

3.  Other Requirements:

  • Able to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff and others
  • Able to safely use hand tools (shovel, hoe, rake, etc.)
  • Able to use personal protective equipment (PPE) and clothing
  • Follow verbal and written directions
  • Present a neat, clean appearance

4.  Physical Requirements:  Constant standing, walking, sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling or lifting up to 60 lbs. and frequent carrying up to 50 feet, pushing/pulling 70 lb. of force, and climbing/balancing. 

FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION, please complete our application from the MPS website. Highly qualified applicants providing at least two references (one supervisory reference) will receive priority consideration. All applicants will receive notifications by email, but only the most qualified will be called for interviews. Please check your email for status updates.

Job Details

Date Posted November 14, 2017
Date Closes December 14, 2017
Address Millard Public Schools
Located In Omaha, NE
Department Grounds and Maintenance
Function Labor
Job Type Part-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage
Mon: 8 am to 4 pm
Tue: 8 am to 4 pm
Wed: 8 am to 4 pm
Thu: 8 am to 4 pm
Fri: 8 am to 4 pm
Hours Hours will vary depending upon district needs
Start Date Immediately
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 37-3011.00 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
Zipcode 68137
Travel Yes - 25
Name Angela Freeman
Phone 4023507241

This job requires the following skills

  • Landscaping
  • Positive Attitude
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Greenskeeping
  • Facilities Maintenance
  • Groundskeeper
  • Maintenance / Cleaning