Grounds Worker - Lead

Feb 06 2024
Lanakila Pacific |Honolulu|Full Time, $16.50 - $17.66 / hour
Job Description

The Grounds Worker Lead is primarily responsible for leading, training and motivating a team of individuals with disabilities to learn groundskeeping and landscaping work that meets quality standards.  The Grounds Worker Lead supports the mission, vision and values of the organization, and upholds and enforces the guidelines and policies of the organization and demonstrates Lanakila Pacific’s values of teamwork, excellence, achievement, and motivation in all personal interactions and exemplifies Lanakila’s STAR service standards.





Position Specific Duties


  • Maintains large areas by string trimming, mowing, hedge and tree pruning (10) feet and under, hand weeding, cleaning/removing litter and debris, and performs basic irrigation maintenance and repair.  
  • Operates string trimmers, mowers, hedge trimmers, leaf blowers, and other manual and powered grounds maintenance general use equipment.
  • Uses various hand tools such as various type of shovel, rakes, pruners, pitchfork, pole saw, etc. to care for the ornamental plants and planter beds. 
  • Informs the supervisor when tools and supplies are needed to perform the task or equipment requires maintenance/repairs.  
  • Keeps work area clean, and free of hazards must pick up and dispose of used supplies.
  • Drives company vehicle to transport grounds workers and equipment, including towing various types of trailers to various sites, to complete grounds maintenance tasks.
  • Performs a vehicle safety check and complete log daily.
  • Completes mileage log daily.

Orientation, Supervision and Training:

  • Leads, trains and motivates staff as part of Lanakila Pacific’s Grounds Maintenance training program. 
  • Trains and orients new staff using training curriculum to develop their skills to perform groundskeeping and landscaping work and safely use grounds maintenance equipment.
  • Performs a variety of groundskeeping and landscaping work
  • Reports to the supervisor when staff do not follow work rules and a counseling is required.
  • Corrects mistakes in work as necessary while providing support and encouragement.
  • Ensures staff time and attendance is correctly reported.  
  • Assigns staff where needed or requests manpower to fulfill work demands.
  • Maintains a daily timecard by clocking in and out on a phone system. 
  • Assists supervisor with introductory and annual employee evaluations.

Maintenance of area, tools, and equipment:


  • Maintains equipment maintenance/repair records.
  • Checks all facilities and storage areas for proper housekeeping.
  • Checks and ensures that all facilities are locked and secured. 
  • Checks that all equipment and tools are in a safe and working condition prior to use and notifies any discrepancies to the supervisor.
  • Checks and ensures that all equipment and tools are secured and in their proper location.
  • Implements plan for general cleaning at regular intervals.



  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be issued and must be used always.
  • Maintains and cleans all (PPE) equipment used; any damaged equipment must be reported to supervisor immediately.
  • Maintains and cleans all assigned tools and equipment used to perform your daily task. 
  • May use mower, hand tools, power tools to perform grounds maintenance task.
  • Secures all assigned equipment in a safe and secured storage area during and at the end of workday.
  • Stores and secures gas cans, chemicals in their proper storage lockers.
  • Any missing or damaged equipment is considered a safety hazard and must be reported to the supervisor as soon as known.
  • Reports any missing or damaged equipment, considered a safety hazard immediately




  • Scheduled to work 5 days a week.  Monday through Saturday.  6:30 am. – 3:00 pm . May be required to work outside of normal business hours, including weekends and holidays to meet operational needs and contract requirements.   
  • Outdoors, travel to other program sites, meeting sites, etc. as assigned







  • Clearance/Certifications:  1) TB clearance; 2) Criminal background check; 3) Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing; 4) Child Protective Service/Adult Protective Service check; 5) Military Base Access (Federal contract sites) 
  • Valid driver’s license and clear driver’s abstract



  • Education:   High school diploma or Certificate of Completion or equivalent
  • Experience: One-year work or vocational training in grounds maintenance or landscaping, including a specific trade and operating grounds maintenance equipment. This position is part of the AbilityOne Program for individuals with disabilities.  The program serves as a vital training ground that provides a wide range of employment opportunities for people with significant disabilities so they can learn the world of work and overcome barriers to achieving competitive employment on their own. For information on the AbilityOne Program visit
  • Clearance/Certifications: OSHA 30-hour Safety Class Training; Military Base Access (Commercial contract sites).
  • CPR/First Aid (Obtain on the job).

Lanakila Pacific is an equal opportunity employer. As part of our mission, we strongly encourage individuals with challenges or disabilities to apply.


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