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Lead Facilities Grounds Worker

Position Type:  Full-Time, Hourly

Department:  DAS-Facilities

Compensation Range:  $42,640.91  - $49,326.73 ($20.50 - $23.71-Hourly)
Closing Date:  January 24, 2019 @ 5:59 CST, or earlier upon receipt of the first 100 application submissions.

Job SummaryUnder general supervisor, act as a lead person in providing specialized operations tasks in Facilities buildings or in operations area of maintaining buildings and grounds; manage and coordinate work flow as needed and respond to more complex inquiries or situations.


Job Responsibilities: 

  • Act as a lead when supervisor is not present; create schedules, oversee and manage workflow. Train new staff, assist with new procedure implementation and/or development, coordinate work flow as needed and respond to more complex inquiries or situations.

  • Performs corrective maintenance requested by tenants or facilities staff. Maintenance tasks are usually general in nature and may include light bulb replacements, opening/closing the facilities, monitoring facilities, or performing work outside normal building hours.

  • Carry out work schedules and maintenance tasks and programs, assist in repairs and preventative/routine maintenance needs throughout the buildings and grounds.

  • Assist skilled Trades in the performance of their duties by performing a variety of tasks for care and maintenance of buildings and grounds. May work under direction of or one-on-one with Trades to assist in service and maintenance coverage.

  • Provide general building support for moves, quality assurance, and coordination of facilities related tenant request and support. Support events and other facilities tasks as assigned by the Supervisor.

  • Perform snow and salting operations, regular and emergency, walkways/sidewalks, parking lots and roadways, includes operating plows; Mowing and trimming grass with large riding equipment, maintain storm water ponds, tree removal and trimming, heavy equipment/loader operation.


Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • Current resident of the State of Wisconsin

  • HS Diploma/GED equivalent.

  • Valid Wisconsin Driver’s license required and maintained during incumbency is required.

  • Obtain Commercial License (CDL) within 6 months of hire and maintained during incumbency is required.

  • At least Three (3) years of experience in grounds and maintenance experience.

  • The ability to lift/carry up to 50lbs and push/pull up to 150lbs on a regular basis

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software, specifically Word and Excel.


Licenses: Valid Wisconsin driver’s license required. Commercial driver’s license (CDL) must be obtained within 6 months of hire.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to pass pre-employment physical and drug and/or alcohol screening.

  • Must be able to operate all equipment and perform all work assignments in conformance with safety requirements, including utilizing personal protective equipment whenever necessary.

  • Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including lawn mowers, weed eaters, chippers, edger, chainsaws, hand tools, shovels, hoes, rakes, pruning equipment, etc. 

  • Must be physically able to operate a motor vehicle.  Much of the work involves heavy lifting and carrying of materials, bending, stooping, standing, and walking while doing the grounds activities.

  • Ability to operate vehicles, mowers/rider, front loader, lifts and compactors.

  • Ability to operate Power tools, ladder, scaffolding, PC's, Chainsaws, Chipper

  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to read, understand, and follow through on written instructions.

  • Ability to listen, understand, and follow through on verbal instructions.

  • Ability to develop and maintain respectful and cooperative working relationships.

  • Ability to work as a team with others

  • Ability to work independently and without close supervision.

  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative in performing assigned tasks.


Special Instructions: This Original Examination is open to Wisconsin residents. The selection process will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods.

Milwaukee County offers a comprehensive blend of benefits designed to make your life better both inside and outside of the workplace. Milwaukee County conducts criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing.

Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.