Groundskeeper II

Milton Hershey School (MHS) is a tuition-free, home, and private school for over 2,000 Pre-K through 12th grade students. Founded in 1909 by Milton and Catherine Hershey, the lives of more than 11,000 students have been positively transformed through MHS’s high-quality career-focused education, nurturing home life, and extensive extra-curricular opportunities.

MHS is seeking full-time Groundskeepers II to maintain lawns, trees, shrubs, and turf using chemical application and up-to-date pruning methods, with primary responsibility for grounds care, carrying out the regular maintenance for shrubs and trees on the 2,700-acre campus by pruning, trimming, fertilizing, and applying necessary pesticides. Also, responsible for the maintenance of the Spring Creek Golf Course which operates 7 days per week.  The groundskeeper II is required to demonstrate journeyman level knowledge by achieving a score of at least 70% on a professional examination and demonstrate journeyman level skill through successful completion of a practical exercise (this applies to both internal and external applicants).

The work schedule is Monday – Friday full-time flex schedule with forty (40) hours per week with a minimum of two (2) consecutive non-workdays. A flex shift employee works a combination of the shift times listed below to be scheduled as determined by the needs of the school seasonal or programmatic changes:

  • 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • 3:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
  • 11:00 p.m. – 7:30 a.m.
  • 10-hr shift

Bargaining unit Local 464 position with an hourly pay rate: $25.02 and after one year of probationary period the rate will increase. Full-time employees are eligible for an excellent benefits package. It includes paid time off, medical, and dental insurance, and financial benefits.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working with chemical/pesticide application, and trees & shrubs maintenance/care at large facilities.
  • Valid PA Driver’s License in good standing (CDL Preferred, Class B)
  • Valid Pennsylvania Pesticide/Licensed Applicator License (Cat. 6 and 7 or 23); or obtain license within 6 months of hire.
  • Candidate should be willing to actively engage with students.
  • Candidate should demonstrate a high degree of integrity, as all MHS staff are role models to MHS students.

To apply for this job please visit www.mhskids.org.