Job Description

Groundskeeper $15.80 full time (Compliance and Facilities)
Lexington, KY, United States of America


The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD) is an independent public health agency charged with helping Lexington be well since 1904 and proudly nationally accredited since 2014. Vision: We will move Lexington toward being one of the healthiest communities in the nation. Mission: Helping Lexington be well. Values: We commit to being... Caring: We will treat our clients, community and coworkers with compassion and kindness. Accountable: We will respect all individuals without bias and value their uniqueness. Respectful: We will respect all individuals without bias and value their uniqueness. Equitable: We will provide services and care equitably to all of our clients throughout the community. Service: We are here to serve our clients and community. LFCHD provides a wide range of public health services for the community, including restaurant inspections, flu shots, HANDS visits for moms and dads, diabetes prevention/management, training to licensed child care providers, nutrition through the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, school health, a needle exchange program to fight the spread of hepatitis C and HIV, and much more. Visit to learn more about LFCHD!

Job Skills / Requirements

Grounds keeper/light maintenance NEW PAY $15.80 per hour with full benefits package; 40 hours per week; 4 day work week may be considered after successful completion of new hire probation. 

This position performs grounds maintenance duties with some maintenance and custodial duties as needed.  This position will primarily serve during core business hours.  During inclement weather, this position will be required to arrive on site at early hours for snow removal and salt application duties. 

Looking for highly reliable, self-starter individual to perform a variety of seasonal (warm and cold weather) duties and year-round duties. 

Year-round duties: sweeping sidewalks; outside trash removal; emptying trash receptacles; blowing leaves, grass, and other debris; completion of assigned work orders.

Warm weather duties: mowing and weed eating; operation of power mowers/weed eaters/trimmers/sprayers; applications of chemicals and mulch; tree/shrub trimming; painting, repair, and pressure washing.

Cold weather duties (may require alternate arrival time to work site); operate vehicle with snow removal attachments for snow removal and salt application.

Must have High School Diploma or GED with a minimum of 2 years of groundskeeping experience required.  Related certifications a plus but does not substitute for work experience for this position. Must have current Driver's License. 

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Education Requirements (Any)

High School Diploma/GED

Additional Information / Benefits

Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD) offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time and part-time eligible employees, including paid time off (annual and sick leave accruals). Employee benefits summary: Four medical plans are offered, so you can select the coverage that best meets your needs. Two plan options include an employer-funded health reimbursement account. Employees who waive medical coverage are eligible for an employer-funded health reimbursement account that receives $175 per month. Dental Insurance and Vision Insurance is available with three plan options ranging from basic to comprehensive. Additional benefits include basic life insurance and long term disability; cafeteria plans; wellness program, employee assistance program; paid holidays; paid annual leave and paid sick leave; and tuition reimbursement program. Retirement Benefits include the Kentucky Employees' Retirement System and Cash Balance plan and Kentucky Deferred Compensation which includes 401(k), 457, and IRA options.

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan, Pension/Retirement, Special Incentive Plans

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.

Travel is required consistently

Number of Openings for this position: 1