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State of Minnesota Groundskeeper Intermediate in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Job Class: Groundskeeper Intermediate

Agency: Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted: 03/18/2023

  • Closing Date: 03/29/2023

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: MDVA - MN Veterans Home - Mpls / AFSCME

  • Division/Unit: Environmental Services

  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift / 7:00am - 3:30pm

  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : No

  • Salary Range: $18.33 - $25.41 / hourly; $38,273 - $53,056 / annually

  • Classified Status: Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 203 - Service / AFSCME

  • Work Area: Minneapolis Veterans Home

  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt

  • Telework Eligible: No

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities ( : Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Earn a competitive wage, have affordable and comprehensive insurance benefits, a retirement plan, paid time off, free parking and more!

This announcement will be used to fill multiple positions.

The Minnesota Veterans Home - Minneapolis is looking for full-time Groundskeeper Intermediates to assist in the Maintenance department. Incumbents are responsible for performing maintenance, repair, and minor construction projects of the facility's roads and grounds. In addition, Groundkeeper Intermediates perform inspections and maintenance on associated equipment, tools, and minor structure work as required.

Minimum Qualifications

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume/application clearly describes your experience in the areas listed below, and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held. Only applicants whose resumes clearly demonstrate fulfillment of each of these minimum qualifications will be considered for this position.

  • Groundskeeping experience on a multiple building complex including the care of lawns and woody and herbaceous plants using accepted horticultural practices.

  • Experience with the safe use of and simple repair of hand-held tools, riding machinery (all types of lawn and landscape equipment), and snow removal equipment (hand and heavier equipment).

  • Knowledge of horticulture techniques (planting schedules, germination intervals, and transplantation procedures) sufficient to maintain and improve facility grounds/landscape and recognize and/or treat plant diseases and pests.

  • Basic knowledge of chemical fertilizer or pesticide application and related safety practices.

  • Ability to read, interpret and follow instructions sufficient to independently complete assignments timely using accepted practices and safe techniques.

  • Must be able to work in inclement weather conditions.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using an electronic work order system.

Additional Requirements

This position requires successful completion of the following:

  • Employment reference checks will be conducted on finalists. This may include a review of documentation related to job performance and contact with the applicant's former employer(s).

  • A Tuberculosis (Mantoux) screening (or chest x-ray) is required prior to employment.

  • A Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) background check will be conducted on finalists for this position. Finalists must pass the DHS background check.

  • The individual selected for this position is required to attest to and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination by their first day of employment, per federal requirements. This individual selected for the position may request an accommodation if they are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccination due to (a) a recognized medical condition for which a COVID-19 vaccine is contraindicated; or (b) an objection based upon a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. For additional information about this COVID-19 vaccination requirement, contact Kathleen Maertz in MDVA Human Resources at .


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email . Please indicate what assistance is needed.