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Grounds Manager

Position Purpose:
Plan, coordinate and execute all aspects of grounds keeping on the Camp property.
Essential Job Functions:
1. Responsible for setting up and executing grounds plan.
-Keep grass areas mowed, free from weeds, healthy and attractive to guests.
-Keep roads and trails cut back and walkways free from tripping hazards.
-Keep rock beds, flower beds and mechanical areas free of weeds.
-Maintain irrigation systems.
-Periodic jobs such as mulching, trimming, fertilizing and planting.

2. Leveraging outside work for grounds labor.
-Coordinate grounds portion of volunteer work weekend.
-Supervise day laborers as needed for surge type work.
-Hire outside services as needed for specialized grounds jobs.

3. Supervise grounds employees.
-Train and possibly hire grounds employees.
-Train and supervise grounds staff in safe work practices and equipment operation.
-Supervise work, review assignments and effectiveness of grounds staff.
-Evaluate individual performance.

4. Responsible to proactively identify and correct safety issues on the property.
-Regularly survey tree stock, especially near buildings and trafficked areas.
-Coordinate removal of dead and/or problem trees.
-Keep good relationships with local vendors to keep costs down and to leverage any knowledge that they may have.
-Keep pests and varmints under control using baits, chemicals and or traps.

5. Equipment and Supplies
-Keep ready supply of grounds chemicals and supplies. Order or purchase as appropriate.
-Keep stock of all required safety equipment.
-Work with Facilities Director to plan budget for following year.

Qualifications
-A high school diploma or its equivalent, plus five years of grounds experience in a supervisory role.
-A Godly individual who has a proven ability to lead in a Christ-like way.
-Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
-The position requires working knowledge in areas of grounds maintenance.
-Willingness to learn and grow in the subject knowledge.
-Proficiency in the safe and proper use of all grounds equipment.
Physical Aspects of the Position:
-Ability to understand and implement safety regulations and procedures.
-Ability, both visual and auditory, to identify and respond to safety and environmental hazards and inform campers, staff, and guests.
-Physical strength to lift supplies (40 pounds)
-Physical mobility and endurance to perform tasks while standing/walking for long periods of time.
-Ability to safely and properly use power tools, equipment, vehicles and mobile equipment.

Time:  Full-Time Year Round
Salary:  Paid
Category:  Facilities/Maintenance

 

 

Updated: 10/29/2018 3:05:47 PM

Job Contact:
William McKelvie
(936) 328-3200

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Why work at Cho-Yeh Camp & Conference Center:

Cho-Yeh's mission is to be a place where Jesus Christ transforms lives through meaningful relationships and outdoor adventures. Camp Cho-Yeh (the name means "Tall Pines" in the Alabama-Coushata language) is a large residential Christian camp, located about 1 hour north of Houston. We have a great staff culture and are experiencing great growth. We are committed to offering high quality camps and retreats and invite applicants who thrive in an environment that expects you to bring your best every day to the Glory of God!

2200 S. Washington Ave.
    Livingston, TX 77351

(936) 328-3200

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