Full Time Groundskeeper- Building One- Ability One Program

Location(s) US-IN-Indianapolis
Commercial Services
Full Time
$15.99 per hour


This is a great full time groundskeeping opportunity through Goodwill Commercial Services! The groundskeeper is responsible for keeping the outside areas of Building One looking up to standard. Formal landscaping experience highly preferred. Personal, reliable transportation highly preferred. Hours are Monday through Friday, 6a-230p. Must be flexible during the winter months for snow removal. You must be able to favorably pass a federal background check. This is an Ability One Program contract site. For more information about the Ability One Program, please visit here.


This job has great benefits including 11 paid federal holidays, sick time accrual, and two weeks vacation time after being with us for a year. Insurance benefits for full time employees (including health, dental, and vision) are of NO cost to the employee.


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

This groundskeeping position at Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana (GCSI) is a result of the AbilityOne program in partnership with GCSI and the federal government to provide healthy operations and environments at local federal facilities. The AbilityOne program is one of the largest sources of employment in the United States for people who are blind or have significant disabilities. GCSI is one of about 500 non-profit organizations that provides employment opportunities in competitive, integrated environments at federal government locations.


The Groundskeeper maintains the grounds and property of the assigned federal government location.  Maintains high quality standards when mowing, trimming, and blowing the property while putting the safety of customers, teammates, and the public as a foremost priority while performing tasks.  Additionally, responsible for snow removal at the property.


Example Duties and Activities 

  • Mows, cuts, and waters lawns. 
  • Prunes shrubs and trees to shape and improve growth and/or removes damaged leaves, branches, or twigs.
  • Plants and cares for grass and flowers.
  • Trims and edges around walks, flower beds, and walls.
  • Removes weeds and applies pesticides and herbicides, as needed.
  • Rakes and disposes of leaves and other debris.
  • Cleans grounds and removes litter.
  • Cleans out drainage ditches and culverts.
  • Sharpens tools such as mower blades, weed cutters, edging tools, and shears.
  • Performs snow removal activities such as salting, shoveling, and snow blowing to clear sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots. May use snow removal equipment such as tractors and gators when available.
  • Communicates with Goodwill leadership and customers when appropriate and as needed.
  • Oversee/Escort subcontractor activities to ensure contract Scope of Work is being accomplished. 


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.
  • Industry Standards - Follows direction in order to adhere to the current industry standards of quality, productivity, and safety.
  • 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.
  • General Labor Skills - Is able to carry out simple one- or two-step instructions and deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables. 
  • Safety Awareness - Recognizes the risks in activities, applies the right measures to control and manage those risks, and ensures all safety protocols are followed. 
  • 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.


Other Requirements

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

  • Must be willing to work all hours of the day to meet the requirements of the contract, especially during the snow season.
  • 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.
  • Governmental Contract Responsibilities - Goodwill’s Commercial Services division holds contracts for services at some federal government buildings. As a result, Covid vaccination, credit checks, and a Government Background Check may be required for employment.


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

  • Continuing education and leadership development
  • Comprehensive health plan
  • Vacation as well as sick time
  • 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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