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Grounds Keeper 

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Category Maintenance  


Job Description

Grounds Keeper


OVERVIEW: Maintains all Lower Elwha Klallam Tribal outside areas at all facilitity locations.


WORK LOCATION: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Facilities

SUPERVISED BY: Grounds Maintenance Supervisor



WORK SCHEDULE: 40 hrs. per week; w/ 30 minutes lunch time


  • Plants, transplants, trims, and water flowers, shrubs, and trees
  • Loads and transports soil and fertilizers; spreads, cultivates, and weeds soil for lawns; levels and seeds new lawns
  • Sprays outdoor flowers and shrubs for pest control;
  • Trims and cuts grass with hand or power mowers; operates trucks and tractors; uses shears, shovels, hoes, rakes, and other garden tools; services and makes minor repairs to equipment;
  • Rakes leaves for compost piles; shovels snow; sand walks;
  • Formulates and presents recommendations for layout or improvements of grounds with respect to flower beds and displays, shrub placement, and lawn cover;
  • Estimates needs and submits requests for appropriate quantities and types of seeds, bulbs, seedlings, fertilizers, insecticides, fungicides, equipment and help needed;
  • Individual should be able to have cleaning efficiency and attention to detail.
  • Individual should be able to complete assigned projects in a timely manner and work with little supervision
  • Other duties as assigned relevant to job duties


  • High School diploma or GED; or work experience equivalent
  • Current Washington State driver license and insurable under State of Washington
  • Must have knowledge of proper use of protective wear when cleaning with chemicals.
  • Must past Background Check
  • Must have UA testing done prior to employment
  • Must be self-motivated and flexible
  • Must be dependable and prompt in work attendance daily
  • Must be able to operate equipment and machinery in a safe and cautious manner.
  • Must be able to work under pressure.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required by Position:

  • Ability to work independently and in a team; and with little supervision.
  • Ability to self-motivate and able to motivate others
  • Ability to follow department and Tribal policies and procedures.
  • Ability to follow instructions and adhere to prescribed routines and practices.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Knowledge of use of maintenance equipment
  • Ability to perform heavy outside work in inclement weather;
  • Knowledge of lawn, flower and yard care
  • Ability to use hand and power tools with a reasonable degree of skill; work safely;
  • Ability to plan and manage all outdoor activities of grounds program.


  • Must be able to lift heavy objects for prolonged periods of time
  • Must be able to work in all kinds of weather
  • Must be able bend, stoop, squat, stretch in performing job duties


  • Must abide by the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe personnel policies and procedures and the Drug and Alcohol policy

As with all positions of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe this position is Indian Preference in hiring.


Position Requirements  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Close Date  
Number of Openings 1  
Open Date 7/5/2023  
Location Lower Elwha Tribal Center  
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