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Grounds Coordinator

Job Details

Jacaranda Trace - Venice, FL


Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the Grounds Coordinator is responsible for the maintenance and landscaping of outdoor areas and buildings and for the safety of the campus grounds.  This position is subject to call backs during emergency conditions such as severe weather, evacuation and post-disaster. The Grounds Coordinator respectfully interacts with all residents, family members, visitors, colleagues and staff. This is a safety sensitive position.



It is understood that every incidental duty connected with operations listed in the job description is not always specifically described, and that employees, at the discretion of management, may be required to perform duties not within their job descriptions. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.


  • Provide outstanding customer service by ensuring that residents and their families receive the highest quality of service in a caring and compassionate atmosphere, which recognizes the individual’s needs and rights
  • Inspect and clean all walkways and entrances to residential buildings
  • Ensure all walkways are clear of debris and other safety issues
  • Inspect and monitor water features, pond and irrigation system
  • Coordinate the semi-annual campus-wide cleanings with local service providers
  • Ensure that fertilization, pesticide treatments, and tree trimmings are done as needed
  • Assist staff with planning, installing and removing seasonal decorations
  • Ensure that all outdoor lighting is in proper working order
  • Mow, edge and weed the grounds
  • Inspect and clean all trash dumpsters and work with City of Venice for replacements
  • Regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of this job




The essential mental and physical functions listed below are required in order for an employee to be able to perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Ability to read and write, follow written and verbal instructions, and communicate effectively in English.
  • Thinking critically; defined as reading, understanding, and taking appropriate action on detailed and complex information.
  • Working outdoors in the Florida heat.
  • Standing for long periods of time
  • Walking long distances daily
  • Lifting, pushing and carrying up to 100 lbs
  • Repetitive actions/motion of one or both hands
  • Hearing ordinary conversation and office sounds
  • Verbal communication in person and on the phone
  • Written communication by hand and on PC
  • Work schedule includes evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.



  • High school diploma or GED preferred
  • Knowledge of grounds maintenance, landscaping and irrigation
  • Good organizational skills
  • Knowledge of Florida landscaping a plus