Richland School District

Richland , WA
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Grounds Applicator

Richland School District
Richland, WA Full time
Posted on November 29, 2017

Richland School District is accepting applications for Grounds Applicator.

Job Objective and Purpose statement (s):

Maintain District facility grounds and external areas to provide clean, safe and attractive lawns, fields, landscaping, fencing, walks and parking areas.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain assigned lawn areas to district standards.
  • Activities include mowing, watering, edging, minor irrigation repair, application (as qualified), and weeding.
  • Maintain assigned landscaped areas to district standards. Activities include pruning, trimming, tree/shrub planting and removal.
  • Maintain associated grounds structure and equipment such as fencing, playground toys and sports fields.
  • Removal of debris from grounds including leaves, snow and trash from grounds areas.
  • Apply pesticides as needed and directed in accordance with WA State & Federal Laws & Regulations and school district policy.

Knowledge, Skill and Ability:

  • Ability to safely operate heavy equipment to support grounds work.
  • Basic knowledge of irrigation systems and their operation.
  • Ability to maintain and operate irrigation systems.
  • Knowledge of proper and safe operation of tools and equipment.
  • Ability to operate hand and power tools specific to trade.
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical work.
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills.
  • History of working well with co-workers.
  • History of reliability/dependability.


  • Current Drivers License with good driving record.
  • High school graduate or general educational development.
  • Positive recommendations.
  • Washington State Applicator License.
  • Required upon hire or obtain within six (6) months of hire:
  • First Aid/cardiopulmonary resuscitation Card.
  • Forklift and Aerial Lift operator certification.
  • Physical Requirements of position: walking, standing, squatting, kneeling, crawling, laying on back, twisting, stooping,
  • climbing ladders and stairs, reaching, pushing, pulling and lifting up to 50 pounds solo (more requires two person lift).