Position Overview
The Weston Public Schools is seeking to hire a Head Groundsperson. This is a full-time role, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break, reporting to the Director of Facilities. We are looking for a diverse pool of applicants who are inspired by our mission to educate, equip, and inspire all students to achieve their full potential and enrich their community.

About the Weston Public Schools
The Weston Public Schools enrolls approximately 1,960 students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. The school district includes a high school for grades 9-12, a middle school for grades 6-8, an upper elementary school for grades 4-5, and two lower elementary schools for pre-kindergarten through grade 3. Since 1967, Weston has participated in METCO (Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity) – a voluntary school integration program that places Boston residents in suburban schools. The Weston METCO program enrolls approximately 167 students (K-12).

Key Responsibilities

  • Embrace the diversity of the Weston Public Schools by fostering an environment of respect and inclusion
  • Maintain athletic fields, roadways, plowing, caring for turf, trees, and shrubs
  • Repair and perform preventative maintenance of equipment
  • Establish and maintain effective and harmonious relationships with students, teachers, administrators, other school employees, the public, and other town departments using the grounds and fields
  • Setup specifications for grounds maintenance program
  • Train new personnel
  • Prepare daily reports and other logs; overseeing weekly distribution of overtime
  • Submit inspection reports as necessary
  • Inspect the grounds for maintenance and security
  • Deal with emergency situations
  • Properly use a variety of grounds equipment and supplies; maintain inventory and prepare requisitions
  • Participate in implementation of appropriate tasks and schedules for both long and short term plan
  • Proficiently use computerized maintenance systems including daily updating of work orders to keep records accurate
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired Qualifications

  • Maturity, flexibility, and comfort working as part of a team
  • Strong work ethic, with a track record of meeting deadlines
  • Able to understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Two years experience as a supervisory head groundsperson preferred
  • Knowledge of landscape and athletic field maintenance
  • Understanding of the basic concepts of landscape design and irrigation systems
  • Knowledge and experience with water conservation practices

The compensation for the Elementary Head Groundsperson will be $26.57 per hour (Category E, Step 1). Additionally, the Weston Public Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package, including employer sponsored health insurance, paid time off, and participation in the Middlesex County Retirement System.

Hiring Timeline
The review of applications will begin immediately. Please note that we will carefully review every application, but only candidates invited to advance in the hiring process will be contacted.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Weston Public School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, genetic information, or disability.

Job Requirements
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Application Questions
There are no application questions required for this job posting.

Contact Information
Diane Webster, Administrative Assistant, Facilities
89 Wellesley Street
Weston, Massachusetts 02493
Phone: 781-786-5270
Email: websterd@weston.org

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