Groundskeeper Team Leader- Goodwill Buildings and Grounds

Location(s) US-IN-Indianapolis
Commercial Services
Full Time
$15.00-$17.00per hour


This is a great full time groundskeeper team lead position through Goodwill Buildings and Grounds! The team lead is responsible for ensuring the grounds/landscaping needs of our contracts are tended to. Previous groundskeeping/landscaping experience  with experience leading a crew of employees is highly preferred. You must have a valid driver's license and able to pass a MVR check. Hours are 730a-4p, with travel (using a company vehicle) around the Indianapolis area.


Company Overview  

Since 1930, Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana has helped Hoosiers become more economically self-sufficient through employment, education, job training, and health services. Today, we are one of the largest Goodwills in North America, providing services to thousands of individuals and families each year. 


We find that we are at our best when we work together, as One Goodwill, across the organization, delivering vital services and resources, and empowering Hoosiers to increase their independence and reach their full potential.  We will continue to change lives daily through the development and execution of initiatives that enrich the lives of those we serve through education, health, and employment.  Everything we accomplish will be through the lens of equity as we work towards equitable outcomes for those who are facing systemic barriers that lock them in the vicious generational cycle of poverty.


Job Summary

The GBGS Groundskeeper Team Leader supervises, directs, coordinates, and controls activities of workers engaged in maintaining the grounds of Goodwill retail stores, commercial or public property, and interfaces with Goodwill retail stores and other affiliated sites.   Also assists groundskeepers with the completion of assigned work.  Maintains high quality standards regarding mowing, trimming, and blowing properties while putting the safety of customers, teammates, and the public as a foremost priority while overseeing or performing tasks.


Example Duties and Activities 

  • Supervises the work of the groundskeeping team engaged in grounds maintenance activities such as mowing lawns, trimming hedges, removing weeds, planting and caring for flowers, trees, and shrubs trimming, policing of grounds, edging of walks, raking, and disposing of leaves and refuse, light painting, application of pesticides and herbicides.
  • Trains employees on lawn maintenance, the use of equipment, simple maintenance tasks, and safety protocols.
  • Performs inspections of the work properties and corrects any deficiencies to ensure quality standards prior to leaving properties.  
  • Enforces safety regulations.  
  • Motivates team to achieve daily production goals and fills in as necessary to model goal attainment.
  • Keeps daily records of production.
  • Communicates with Goodwill management and customers when appropriate and as needed.


Required Competencies 

  • Degree and Credential Requirements - NONE! We value candidates who can demonstrate capability and articulate how prior experiences will help them contribute.  We believe in continuous learning and professional development.
  • Operate Landscaping Equipment – Has familiarity with the operation of a variety of landscaping equipment such as lawnmowers, hedge trimmers, and weed eaters. 
  • Mathematical Aptitude - Adds and subtracts two-digit numbers and multiplies and divides with 10s and 100s. Is able to compute ratios to properly mix chemicals such as oil and gas.
  • Teamwork - Works well with others and makes valued contributions to the outputs of others in order to assist the team or project to achieve the required outputs.
  • Coaching - Provides timely guidance and effective feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem.
  • Communication Skills - Gives full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to recognize the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.  Reads and comprehends basic written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
  • Safety Awareness - Recognizes the risks in activities, applies the right measures to control and manage those risks, and ensures all safety protocols are followed. 


Preferred Competencies

  • Disability Awareness – Has familiarity working with diverse populations including people with developmental and/or physical disabilities to accomplish departmental goals.
  • Reasoning Ability - Ability to apply common sense to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.basic written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.


Other Requirements

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

  • Hard to Very Hard Physical Work - Is able to spend time in excess of 8 hours standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, crawling, and crouching. Uses hands to finger, handle, or feel; reaches with hands and arms.  Can climb, balance, talk and hear.  Has the ability to move and lift 25-50 pounds. Can manage frequent exposure to loud noise and temperature variations, including wet and/or humid conditions.  Will be occasionally exposed to fumes, airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Visual Acuity - Has close, distance, peripheral, color vision abilities, and is able to adjust focus.
  • Background Screening - All candidates must pass a pre-employment background check. Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record that passes review.


Benefits: Full-time employees may participate in a comprehensive benefits program that includes:

  • Continuing education and leadership development
  • Comprehensive health plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Life, dental and vision insurance
  • Nationally recognized preventive health and wellness program
  • Section 125 pretax health spending account, dependent care spending account, and premiums


Mission and Values: click here

Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled



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