Laborer II - Grounds Crew

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Augusta, Maine, United States

Job Description

Laborer II – Grounds Crew

Augusta , Maine , United States | Maintenance & Operations | Full-time Apply by: Sept. 24, 2021 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Bureau of General Services

Laborer II – Grounds Crew

(M-F: 6:30am – 3:00pm)

CODE: 8002 PAY GRADE:6 SALARY:$12.15 – $15.00/hourly

OPEN FOR RECRUITMENT: September 10, 2021

CLOSES: September 24, 2021


This work involves the maintenance of the grounds, landscaping, and paved areas within the two Augusta area State Complexes. Other duties include the moving of heavy office furnishings and equipment and assisting building maintenance trades in the upkeep of State Buildings.


+ Sweeps walks and parking lots, mows lawns, rakes leaves, and generally assists in keeping the outside premises in an orderly fashion.

+ Provides routine maintenance of plants and flowers.

+ Shovels snow, plows, sands, and salts walks, parking lots and driveways within the complex.

+ Moves office furnishings, heavy equipment, materials.

+ Works as a helper of skilled tradesmen and assists them in the performance of their duties, i.e., carpenters, plumbers, masons, electricians, and painters.

+ Sharpens, maintains, and cleans all shop equipment.

+ Operates State vehicles assigned to the grounds crew.


+ Knowledge of the tools/equipment used by grounds crew.

+ Knowledge of the various duties performed by the trades classifications.

+ Knowledge of the procedures used in moving office furnishings.

+ Knowledge of the care of plants/flowers used in landscaping.

+ Knowledge of procedures used in striping and sealing blacktop areas.

+ Ability to lift in excess of 100 pounds safely.

+ Ability to understand oral and written instructions.

+ Ability to work with power/hand tools.

+ Ability to perform manual labor, e.g., shovel snow, mow lawns, and dig ditches.

+ Ability to work independently.


Must be able to follow oral and written instructions. Experience in the use of basic tools and equipment associated with the groundskeeping trade. A valid Maine Class C license is also required.


The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits for full-time employees include: $14.60 for dental insurance; 13.16% of employee’s pay towards retirement; and, depending on the employee’s annual pay, at least 85% ($412.23) of health insurance premiums (more information is available here). Participation in theHealth Premium Credit Programcan decrease the employee’s cost of health insurance by 5%.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Job Posting: JC192213822

Posted On: Sep 12, 2021

Updated On: Sep 26, 2021