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Groundskeeper - Part Time
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Sun Communities | Muskegon, MI
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Job Description

Position Summary

Groundskeepers perform a variety of landscaping maintenance and snow removal duties, (where applicable). They regularly mow lawns, weed, plant flowers, plow snow, remove debris from property grounds, and overall ensure our communities are well-maintained and look presentable. Groundskeepers also work to ensure our residents receive quality customer service.


* Ensures community is presentable at all times and adheres to Suns curb appeal standards
* Maintains community vehicle and equipment
* Picks up trash/debris from common areas and streets on a daily basis. Empties common area trash containers as needed
* Inspects irrigation system regularly to ensure it is working properly, repairs as needed
* Regularly treat weeds for weed control, weed whip, rake leaves, plant flowers/shrubs, spread mulch/woodchips/stones, trim shrubs and hedges, cut down and remove tree limbs damaged by adverse weather conditions, and perform other lawn care services
* If applicable, maintains community pool(s), testing chemical levels, adjusting appropriately
* Safely operates vehicles for the purpose of performing job duties
* Follows safety procedures while performing duties
* Reports all community maintenance issues and concerns that they may identify while performing their daily duties to their manager
* Other duties and special projects as assigned


* High School Diploma or GED (Required)
* 6 months Previous grounds keeping experience in the apartment or manufactured housing industry
* 6 months Demonstrated knowledge of and broad experience in general grounds maintenance techniques
* Ability to provide legible written reports
* Proficient skills in operating various hand tools, power equipment, and commercial machinery
* Ability to endure fluctuations in temperatures as working conditions require constant outdoor work
* Ability to respond to business needs after normal business hours.
* Ability to work an on-call schedule
* Ability to work well independently as well as on a team
* Basic computer proficiency, including the ability to use email and the internet
* Must be able to lift at least 25 lbs
* Must have a valid driver's license
* Prior snow removal experience, including operating a snow plow, preferred


At Sun Communities, you will be part of an industry-leading organization where you will be challenged, inspired, rewarded and transformed. We place a high priority on our team members, and this is a big part of what sets us apart. We will ask you to give us your very best every day, and will challenge you with interesting work, stretch assignments, a collaborative and supportive work environment and plenty of learning and growth. In exchange, we will reward you with great pay, cool perks, and flexibility.

* 401(k) Plan with employer matching contribution
* Employee Assistance Program
* Identity Theft Insurance
* Team Member Perks & Discounts program with hundreds of discounts on things like travel, merchandise, mobile phone service, and more
* Site Rent Discounts for team members who live in our communities
* Various paid holidays, bereavement time and pay for jury duty

About Sun Communities

Sun Communities, Inc. is self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, operates, and develops manufactured housing communities concentrated in the midwestern and southeastern United States. Sun Communities is an integrated real estate company which, together with its affiliates and predecessors, acquires, operates and expands manufactured housing communities. Sun Communities Operating Limited Partnership, (the Operating Partnership) is the entity through which the Company conducts substantially all of its operations. As of December 31, 2008, Sun Communities owned and operated a portfolio of 136 properties located in 18 states (the Properties or Property), including 124 manufactured housing communities, four recreational vehicle communities, and eight properties containing both manufactured housing and recreational vehicle sites. (Source: 10-K)