The Salvation Army

Grounds Associate

Job Locations US-NJ-Bloomingdale
Job ID
Salary is $13.00/HR
Regular Full-Time


The Grounds Associate works directly under the Facility Supervisor. As directed, is responsible for the care, treatment, repair and replacement of the grounds of the SLC. This position is a non-professional, hourly rate position.


· Assists with the security of the site and equipment
· As directed, implements repairs, as needed, on all equipment and grounds
· As directed, implements repairs, in response to any health and safety violations
· Ensures all safety guidelines are followed. Including standards directed by OSHA, The Salvation Army, industry standards, ACA, State of New Jersey, & Dept. of Health.
· The Grounds Associate is responsible to see that equipment is maintained in accordance with relevant regulations.
· Must have knowledge of the use, proper handling, repair and maintenance of power tools, hand tools, equipment and machinery.
· As directed, ensure that all garbage is regularly cleared from the receptacles around the camp and disposed of in a proper manner.
· Ensure that the dump area on the site is kept free from debris and in a presentable condition.
· Assists with all custodial maintenance projects as directed by the FS.
· As directed, ensure that all benches on the site are maintained, cleaned and cared for, as well as maintain and clean bridges, farm deck, porches, wood pathways, fire circle seats.
· As directed, ensure that playground areas are properly mulched as per standards.
· Move picnic tables, benches, garbage cans as directed.
· Keep roads well maintained and clear of debris.
· Maintain lawns by mowing and trimming grass.
· Complete any and all duties as assigned by the FS.
· Scheduled to work from 8:00 AM – 4:00 pm five days per week. The typical work week will be Monday-Friday; however, this schedule may be altered to accommodate special weekend events and summer camp. In addition, the mechanical worker will also be “on call” for emergencies or special needs.


· Minimum two years of experience as a maintenance worker with emphasis on grounds maintenance.
· Thorough knowledge of field related to camp-ground maintenance. (i.e. trees, lawns, shrubs, flowers, waterfronts, trails)
· Valid Driver’s License and experience with truck and grounds specific equipment.
· Familiar with guidelines associated with American Camping Association and Health and Safety codes


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