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Grounds Maintenance Specialist

Job ID REQ-2024-4387 Omaha, Nebraska

Maintains grounds and facilities. Operates heavy machinery to accomplish duties of the job.


Participates in the production, maintenance, and clean-up of grounds and facilities.

  • Maintains plot garden areas, including tilling, planting, and fertilizing; may plan and order supplies for produce gardens.

  • Maintains landscaped areas, flower beds, and interior plants, and assists with habitat and lake maintenance and with greenhouse operations.

  • Maintains fruit tree and orchard production including pruning trees for proper growth and repair and removes hazardous trees and limbs.

  • Controls growth of unwanted species of weeds and grass by weeding, cultivating, and trimming; identifies the need for, applies, maintains, and properly disposes of chemical pesticide.

  • Operates grounds maintenance equipment including zero turn and large area mowers, tractors, front end loaders, and chainsaws from the basket of a boom truck; drives Boys Town vehicle as needed to complete duties of the job.

  • Maintains equipment, including sharpening blades, replacing belts and bearings, and completing tune ups.

  • Prunes trees for proper growth and removes trees as needed.

  • Performs general building maintenance and removes snow, ice, and other debris as needed; utilizes plow, loader, blade, blower and shovel.

  • Cleans livestock barns and equipment and assists with livestock feed rationing, breeding, and ensuring appropriate animal health care; examines livestock to detect symptoms of illness or injury; treats minor injuries and ailments, and vaccinates all farm animals.

  • Supervises youth grounds and landscaping projects and activities as needed.


  • Knowledge of a broad range of landscaping practices, techniques, tools, equipment, and safety procedures. Knowledge of an extensive variety of regional plant life and livestock.

  • Ability to identify weeds and lawn diseases and determine proper application of chemicals.

  • Skills in installation and maintenance of landscaping plants and materials.

  • Ability to work with live animals.

  • Ability to communicate productively and to organize assigned tasks for completion.

  • Ability to understand and interpret written and verbal instructions.


  • Previous experience in grounds maintenance or agriculture required.

  • Minimum 18 years of age required.

  • Possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record required.

  • Pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check required..

  • On-call (continuously or rotationally) to provide support. Available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays if needed required.

  • State of Nebraska certified pesticide and herbicide applicator license is required within 90 days of hire required.

  • Certified in-house, post-hire to operate boom truck, forklift, and front-end loader required.


  • High school diploma or equivalent is preferred.

Diversity is more than a commitment at Boys Town—it is the foundation of who we are and what we do.

At Boys Town, we cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation, and delivers better business results.

About Boys Town:

Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communitiesA unique feature for employees and their dependents enrolled in medical benefits are reduced to no cost visits for services performed by a Boys Town provider at a Boys Town location.  Additional costs savings for the employee and their dependents are found in our pharmacy benefits with low to zero-dollar co-pays on certain maintenance drugs.   Boys Town takes your mental health seriously with no cost mental health visits to an in-network provider.  We help our employees prepare for retirement with a generous match on their 401K or 401K Roth account. Additional benefits include tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

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