Hi there, my name is Meghan and I’m the Grounds manager at Seattle Children’s Hospital. We now have two full-time, year round Groundskeeper positions open. We have an outstanding plant collection and it’s a really great place to do horticulture. Below is a link to the posting, & most of the info is pasted below the link. Anyone can feel free to call or email me for more info. Thank you for your help!
Our 30-acre landscape at main campus is unlike what you’ll find at other hospitals or large properties. We have a densely planted, extremely diverse, botanical garden style landscape with a wide variety of trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, and ferns. Our collection includes over three thousand plant species, including many rare and uncommon plants, making it an interesting environment to work in. We also have a lot of different types of spaces including a children’s play garden, rain gardens, a fully planted roof garden, wildflower meadow, natural areas, green roofs, beds with mixed perennials and grasses, and lots and lots of trees. The spaces we take care of are appreciated and enjoyed by patients, families, and staff, who can be experiencing very difficult situations, so it can be really fulfilling place to do horticulture.
Maintain natural environments, landscaping, and outdoor hardscapes including shrubs, trees, lawns, irrigation, and sidewalks. Work is performed outdoors in all types of weather at the main campus of Seattle Children’s Hospital, and at various clinical and non-clinical off-sites as assigned. Essential duties include weeding, pruning, grooming, raking, mulching, planting, digging, plant removal, blowing, mowing, edging, string trimming, pressure washing, litter/garbage pickup, snow/ice removal, and ensuring walkways, stairs, and other outdoor spaces remain safe and clear of hazards.
***Two Full Time Openings. Day Shift/Monday – Friday. Benefits Eligible***
- High school diploma or equivalent experience.
- A minimum of two (2) years practical grounds keeping or landscaping experience in a public or institutional environment.
- Per the driver’s license requirement noted below, must have a driving record acceptable to Risk Management.
- Current Washington State Driver’s License to operate hospital vehicles.
- A Bachelor’s degree in a horticulture related field or AA horticulture certificate.
- Work experience doing the following: weeding, raking, grooming, pruning, blowing, mowing, string trimming, pressure washing, using a chainsaw, and driving a truck.
- Work experience using the following tools and equipment: hand pruners, loppers, hedge shears, hand saws, backpack blower, mower, string trimmer, pressure washer, and chainsaw,
- Work experience driving trucks, skid steers, and small utility vehicles.
- Experience using, repairing, installing, and designing irrigation systems.
- Proficient plant identification skills, particularly of plants that grow in the Pacific Northwest.
- Work experience pruning a variety of different types and species of woody plants.
Min to Max Hourly Salary
$21.94 – $32.90 /hr
Min to Max Annual Salary
$45,635.20 – $68,432.00 /yr
This compensation range was calculated based on full-time employment (2080 hours worked per calendar year). Offers are determined by multiple factors including equity, skills, experience, and expertise, and may vary within the range provided. Seattle Children’s offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.
Seattle Children’s offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 403(b), life insurance, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more. Click here for more information.