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Groundskeeper - Zamfara

Closing: Apr 6, 2024

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Published: Mar 22, 2024 (28 days ago)

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Who You Are
  • Minimum of W.A.E.C. Excellent communication skills required including written, verbal and interpersonal.
  • Two years of experience as a gardener, florist, groundskeeper, or similar work involving general laborer duties which may include the planting and maintenance of vegetation, landscaping duties, nursery inspections, or pesticide applications.
  • Mechanical aptitude; knowledge of use and care of motorized equipment and hand/power tools used in grounds maintenance work.
  • Knowledge of methods of landscaping.
  • Physical strength, stamina, and agility required.
  • Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to grounds keeping and maintenance work.
  • Knowledge of the proper use of chemicals, fertilizers, and pesticides. Knowledge of cultivation, weed control, seeding, and planting of trees, and nursing beds.
  • Ability to motivate others, delegation, and timely/quality decision-making.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to communicate, interact and influence effectively at all levels within the Organization.
  • Must have the ability to manage conflicts and resolve problems effectively.
  • Action oriented and resilient in a fast-paced environment.
  • English is the spoken and written language. Fluency in Hausa is desirable.
  • Ability to read, analyze, proof and edit documents, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, or government regulations.
  • Ability to write reports.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees and the general public.
Responsibilities
Who You Are
  • Minimum of W.A.E.C. Excellent communication skills required including written, verbal and interpersonal.
  • Two years of experience as a gardener, florist, groundskeeper, or similar work involving general laborer duties which may include the planting and maintenance of vegetation, landscaping duties, nursery inspections, or pesticide applications.
  • Mechanical aptitude; knowledge of use and care of motorized equipment and hand/power tools used in grounds maintenance work.
  • Knowledge of methods of landscaping.
  • Physical strength, stamina, and agility required.
  • Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to grounds keeping and maintenance work.
  • Knowledge of the proper use of chemicals, fertilizers, and pesticides. Knowledge of cultivation, weed control, seeding, and planting of trees, and nursing beds.
  • Ability to motivate others, delegation, and timely/quality decision-making.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to communicate, interact and influence effectively at all levels within the Organization.
  • Must have the ability to manage conflicts and resolve problems effectively.
  • Action oriented and resilient in a fast-paced environment.
  • English is the spoken and written language. Fluency in Hausa is desirable.
  • Ability to read, analyze, proof and edit documents, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, or government regulations.
  • Ability to write reports.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees and the general public.
  • The Groundskeeper is responsible for the upkeep and appearance of all eHA outdoor areas and grounds and performs a variety of tasks using hand or power tools and any other maintenance equipment.
  • S/he performs routine manual labor involved in grounds maintenance; and does semi-skilled ground construction and maintenance work.
  • Maintains large or technical grounds maintenance equipment and ensures adherence to eHA Health and safety regulations.

What You'll Do
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Plants and trims lawns, trees, bushes, hedges, and shrubs using hand tools or motorized vehicles.
  • Applies herbicide and pesticide chemicals to grounds, trees, bushes, shrubs, and lawns in order to control plant diseases and insects.
  • Landscapes new ground areas, repairs damaged ground areas, replaces bushes, shrubs, and trees.
  • Hand waters and monitor irrigation of plantings, especially during time of establishment and drought. Fertilizes soil when needed for plant growth.
  • Operates and Maintains all equipment used in grounds maintenance such as mowers, wood chippers, plows, and a variety of hand/power tools.
  • Helps in project work; assists in the construction of new greens, tees, flowers beds and lawn area. Assists onsite contractors when needed.
  • Ensures the water level is monitored and notify the manager when low on water.
  • Responsible for all exterior cleaning needs such as sweeping off walkways, spraying down the side of the building, washing the driveway/corridors and cleaning the drainage systems and trash disposal.
  • Participates in meetings and discussions related to ground cleanliness.
  • Ensures hygiene, health and safety standards are met at all times.
  • Performs any other duties assigned by management.
  • Presents a professional demeanor at all times.
  • Is consistently at work and on time.
  • Participates in and promotes a positive, supportive, cooperative team environment.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings, training classes and supervision.
  • Adheres to Policies and Procedures.

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