Groundskeeper/Maintenance - FT Day

  • Cassia
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Jul 20, 2020
Full time Housekeeping and Janitorial

Job Description

Do you love to spend time outdoors?

Valley View Village, a 79-bed facility, is currently seeking a Full-Time Groundskeeper/Maintenance Tech to help keep our facility looking beautiful.  This position functions as a dual role to keep our campus clean and comfortable for our residents and guests.  The groundskeeper role will primarily be responsible for maintaining the lawns, all trees, shrubs and flowers as well as shoveling during the winter.  You will also help perform routine maintenance repairs and projects as needed.  The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of groundskeeping experience.

As a continuum of care campus, we offer independent living, assisted living, long term care, and skilled nursing care including speech, physical and occupational therapies. We are conveniently located in a park-like setting on Des Moines’ East side, near shopping centers, hospitals, medical providers and I-235.

Safety is our number one priority. Staff are provided with personal protective equipment. We take pride in providing compassionate care to our residents by focusing on our 8 pillars of excellence (Compassion, Integrity, Excellence, Innovation, Stewardship, Unity, Respect, and Collaboration). Apply today to make a difference in the lives of those we serve!

This is a Full-Time, benefit eligible position working 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday in addition to on-call rotation for the weekends.  Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Groundskeeper/Maintenance responsibilities:

  • Mow, water and fertilize the lawn.
  • Trim trees, hedges and shrubs.
  • Plant flowers, grass, shrubs and bushes.
  • Pull weeds from flowers and greenery.
  • Apply pesticide to ride grounds of pests such as mosquitoes, wasps, and ticks.
  • Shovel facility grounds during winter.
  • Perform routine maintenance repairs and projects as needed.
  • Respond to maintenance requests by residents and staff.
  • Follow-through on projects with little supervision
  • Perform manual tasks and carryout all given job related instructions.
  • Perform additional tasks as requested.

Groundskeeper/Maintenance skills and requirements:

  • Must have 2+ years of previous groundskeeping experience.
  • Must be able to work outdoors for long periods of time.
  • Able to operate garden equipment.
  • Able to use basic maintenance tools.
  • Self-motivated, able to work in a team and independently.
  • Exceptional customer service and communication skills.


  • Paid Time Off (PTO), Holidays
  • Healthcare, Dental benefits/Full time employees
  • Supplemental Benefits available ex. vision, life, disability, and more
  • Flex Spending Accounts
  • Free Parking
  • Competitive wages with credit for experience
  • Retirement with employer match
  • Work with an amazing team with decades of experience

About Us:

Valley View Village, located in Des Moines, IA, provides long-term care, skilled nursing for rehabilitation stays, and Speech, Physical & Occupational Therapy services. At Valley View Village, we believe it is important to learn and grow. If you desire to continue your education and professional advance within the CNA role or beyond, Valley View Village will support you while you attend classes and offer opportunities for growth within the organization.

Cassia, an affiliation between Augustana Care and Elim Care, is a Christian mission organization with over 200 years of combined experience caring for those in need. We strive to inspire residents to live the lives that are most fulfilling to them. We take pride in the longevity of our management team and invite you to apply to learn more!

Cassia is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran