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1/29/2024 - 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. Salary is $24.01/hour. This position performs outside maintenance such as cutting grass, trimming shrubs and hedges, painting buildings, repairing park equipment, plowing and clearing sidewalks.


  • 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
  • Connecticut Commercial Driver’s License preferred

Deadline to Apply:

Deadline for receiving applications is February 8, 2024.


Applications are available online. Please submit application and resume to


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