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6/14/2023 - Employment Opportunity: Grounds Maintainer

The Town of Southbury is hiring a full-time Grounds Maintainer in the Public Works Department. The position is represented by the Teamsters Local 443 Collective Bargaining Unit. Required hours are 40/week with the potential for overtime. Provides excellent medical benefits through the Teamsters union. Eligible to participate in the defined contribution plan with Town match and receives life and disability insurance and generous sick, vacation and personal leave. Salary is $24.01/hour.


  • Operates power and hand tools such as blower, edger, chainsaw, tractor and snow blower
  • Rakes, power blows and vacuums and removes leaves and ground debris
  • Waters lawns and shrubs using a hose and sprinkler systems
  • Moves supplies and equipment, sets up tables, chairs and tents for special events
  • Repairs fences, gates, backstops, walls and walkways using carpentry and masonry tools
  • Prepares athletic fields for competition by measuring and painting lines and grooming infields
  • Makes minor repairs to equipment such as lawn mowers and tractors using hand and power tools
  • Observes and inspects turf, flowering plants, shrubs and trees for signs of disease or other issues

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of groundskeeping and turf maintenance practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of basic horticulture and the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in gardening work
  • Knowledge of the safety requirements of equipment and machines used for grounds maintenance and repair
  • Considerable knowledge of the use and care of motorized equipment and hand/power tools used in grounds maintenance work
  • Ability to make minor repairs to mowers, snowblowers, weedwhackers and other grounds maintenance tools
  • Ability to read and understand instruction and repair manuals
  • Ability to perform overtime work related to winter storms and weekend and holiday work related to special events

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school with a diploma or GED
  • Three or more years of related experience
  • Possession of a valid Connecticut Commercial Driver’s License

Deadline to Apply:

Deadline for receiving applications is June 28, 2023.


Applications are available online. Please submit application and resume to


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