Rutherford, California
Job Summary

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Job Description

Job Title:  Groundskeeper

Date:  04/18/2022

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

Location:  Inglenook

Job Reports to:  Maintenance Manager



Job Summary:

Inglenook has an exciting opportunity for an energetic individual with experience in landscaping and gardening. Working under the Lead Groundskeeper and Maintenance Manager, the groundskeeper maintains numerous important areas of the 136-year-old Inglenook estate.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Equity Statement: All employees shall embrace the unique contributions based on the diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, experiences, and identities of each individual as we actively create and promote a company culture that is inclusive, welcoming, and supportive of all people.

Safety Statement

All employees shall follow safe practices according to the Injury and Illness Prevention Policy (IIPP), render every possible aid to safe operations, and report all unsafe conditions or practices immediately to any management employee or People Operations.




Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1.  Conducts morning Chateau grounds routine: (50%)
  • Maintains lawns, shrubs and raised flower beds.
  • Maintains dissolved granite (DG) paths and walkways.
  • Removal of weeds, dead limbs, trimming, raking, leaf blowing and sweeping.
  • Routine watering and fertilizing.
  • Repairs and adjusts sprinklers and drip systems.
  • Sprays for bugs and manages animal control (gophers, skunks, rodents).
  • Packs and transports clippings, branches, leaves, grass, etc. to disposal area.



  1. Seasonal maintenance: (20%)
  • Covering of delicate plants.
  • Fall tree trimming as needed.
  • Fertilizes flowers and fruit trees.
  • Rakes leaves. Cleans up after storms.
  • Prepares beds, amends soil and manages compost.



  1. Manages rental property grounds: (15%)
  • General maintenance of the properties.
  • Maintains shrubs and flower beds.
  • Removal of weeds, dead limbs, trimming, raking, leaf blowing and sweeping.
  • Routine watering and fertilizing.
  • Repairs and adjusts sprinklers and drip systems.
  • Sprays for bugs and manages animal control (gophers, skunks, rodents).
  1. Manage orchards (three): (15%)
  • Picking fruit.
  • Weed eating and removal of non-native species.
  • Pruning and removal of dead limbs.
  • Watering and fertilizing.
  • Amends soil and manages compost.
  • Cleans and picks up fruit on the ground. Cleans up after storms.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.


Job Requirements:


Less than high school education; or up to one month related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Enthusiastic - Ability to bring energy to the performance of a task
  • Energetic - Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work.
  • Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
  • Initiative - Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal.
  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  • Friendly - Ability to exhibit a cheerful demeanor toward others.
  • Interpersonal - Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals
  • Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy 
  • Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.


Physical Demands:

N (Not Applicable) - Activity is not applicable to this occupation

O (Occasionally) - Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0-2.5+hrs/day)

F (Frequently) - Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5-5.5+ hrs/day)

C(Constantly) - Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)


Stand – F, Walk – F, Sit – O, Handling/Fingering – F, Reaching Outward – F, Reaching Above Shoulder – O, Climb – O, Crawl – O, Squat or Kneel – O, Bend – O, Working at the computer - O





10 lbs or Less, F

11 – 20 lbs, F

21 – 50 lbs, O

51 – 100 lbs, O

Over 100 lbs, N



12 lbs or Less, F

13-25 lbs, F

26-40 lbs, O

41-100 lbs, N


Other Physical Requirements

Vision (Near, Distance)

Sense of Sound (i.e. Machinery/tractor sounds)

Sense of Touch

Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (Steel toe boots, safety glasses)


Work Environment: Outdoors


Other: California Drivers license required






People Operations Signature: __________________________ Date: ______________

Supervisor Signature: __________________________ Date: ______________

Employee Signature: __________________________ Date: ______________

The above information is representative of the work performed in this position, however it is not all-inclusive.  The omission of a specific duty or responsibility does not exclude it from the position if the work is similar or related to the essential duties and responsibilities.


Posted: April 19, 2022