Groundskeeper II - Camp Keyes

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

Job Description

Groundskeeper II – Camp Keyes

Augusta , Maine , United States | Maintenance & Operations | Full-time Apply by: Oct. 3, 2021 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Department of Defense, Veterans & Emergency Management

Opening Date: September 13, 2021

Closing Date: October 3, 2021

Job Class Code: 9042

Grade: 9 (Operations/Maintenance)

Salary: $25,833 – $33,425

Location: Camp Keyes – Augusta

This is maintenance and personal services work in caring for the grounds at the Maine Army National Guard’s Camp Keyes facility. Work includes overseeing and working with a crew in preserving and improving the appearance of the grounds. Work is performed under general supervision.

Typical duties will include:

+ Seeding, watering, mowing, and raking of lawns.

+ Digging flower beds and planting, weeding, and tending flowers and shrubs.

+ Snow removal activities in order to ensure accessibility and safety of personnel.

+ Repair and maintain tools and equipment in order to ensure equipment is safe and maximize availability.

+ Remove rubbish, leaves and other refuse in order to ensure appearance meets established standards.

+ Monitors and repairs benches, paths, and other articles on the grounds in order to ensure user safety.

Qualified candidates will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

+ Knowledge of landscaping and grounds keeping techniques.

+ Knowledge of equipment maintenance and repair.

+ Ability to work outdoors in adverse weather.

+ Ability to supervise crew.

Minimum qualifications:

+ Three (3) years of responsible experience in grounds keeping work involving some supervisory responsibility

+ Must possess a valid Maine driver’s license.

+ Must pass a National Guard security background check prior to obtaining permanent status.

Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating the following:

+ Experience in snow removal and the use of plowing / sanding trucks and heavy equipment.

+ Availability and willingness to work overtime and/or flex time

+ Valid Commercial Driver’s License

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the “Apply for this opening” button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, and copies of any transcripts or certifications you wish to have considered while evaluating your application. In order for us to properly determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for any posting, you must be sure your resume includes month and year for any experience listed along with the duties and responsibilities associated with each particular time period.

If you require a paper application, please contact Human Resources at (207) 623-6700.

Contact Information:

Mark Turmelle

Why work for the State of Maine?

+ Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

+ Retirement Savings

+ Flexible Spending Accounts

+ Gym Membership Reimbursement

+ Living Resources (Employee Assistance Program)

+ Paid Holidays

+ Federal Public Loan Forgiveness Program- to learn if you qualify, please visit

+ Statewide Locations

+ Training

+ Seasonal Jobs

+ Summer Internship Opportunities


The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits include:

+ 13.16% of pay to retirement for bargaining unit positions

+ The value of State-paid Dental Insurance: $14.60 biweekly.

+ At least 85% of the health insurance premium for the employee (at least $412.23). Participating in the Health Premium Credit Program can increase the state-paid amount by 5%. The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium payment. To explore the detailed cost of coverage for specific situations, please consult these tables ( .

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Job Posting: JC192497685

Posted On: Sep 16, 2021

Updated On: Oct 06, 2021