Explore a Career with the South Dakota State Government

Explore a Career with the South Dakota State Government

Grounds Crew Leader/Specialist - Landscaping

Job ID: 17283
Agency: Bureau of Administration - Buildings & Grounds
Location: Pierre
Salary: $14.90 - $16.76 per hour, depending on experience
Pay Grade: GE
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
For more information on the Bureau of Administration, please visit https://boa.sd.gov/ .

The Grounds Crew Leader/Specialist directs the work of Grounds Keepers and participates in grounds maintenance, including the care of lawns, trees, flowers, shrubs, and sidewalks; and/or serves as the expert in landscaping and flower design/care to ensure state grounds are properly cared for and are well maintained and aesthetically pleasing.

The incumbent should be highly motivated and have the ability to work as a team with other Buildings and Grounds programs to carry out the assigned duties and have a valid Driver's License, and a Class B CDL with airbrakes, and a commercial applicator's license.

Work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Will occasionally be required to work outside of the regularly established schedule, which may involve on-call time during nights and weekends at certain times of the year.

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Licenses and Certifications:

The incumbent must possess or have the ability to obtain a Driver's License, and a Class B CDL with airbrakes, and a commercial applicator's license within 90 days of hire.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

Knowledge of:
  • gardening and grounds maintenance practices;
  • safe use of fertilizers, insecticides, and herbicides;
  • safe disposal of hazardous wastes;
  • landscaping techniques;
  • sprinkler and irrigation systems; and
  • types and varieties of trees, flowers, and plants.

Ability to:
  • organize and delegate assignments;
  • recognize and diagnose plant diseases;
  • identify insect destruction and the necessary corrective actions;
  • follow oral and written instructions;
  • perform heavy lifting and physical labor; and
  • operate motorized vehicles, hand and power tools, and related equipment.


Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment.

NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Job Service Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.

The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.

The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/ . This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

Must apply online: https://sodakprod-lm01.cloud.infor.com:1443/lmghr/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=FNL

Y ou must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.

South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources

Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email: careers@state.sd.us


"An Equal Opportunity Employer"

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