Grounds Technician

Fountain Valley School is a co-ed, college-preparatory boarding/day school enrolling 230 students in grades 9-12. Founded in 1930, the School provides a rigorous, global curriculum in academics, arts, athletics and the outdoors in a diverse community to develop young adults who are courageous, open-minded, self-reliant, curious, and compassionate.  The position of building technician ensures standards for cleanliness, safety, and building security.  The position maintains a safe, comfortable, and secure learning environment for students, staff, and the public.

  • Ensure cleanliness, safety and security of buildings and grounds.  
  • Keep grounds free of debris, walkways clean and free of ice and snow.
  • Maintain a safe storage area for supplies and equipment.
  • Responds and actively participates in all phases of emergency cleanup to include snow removal, storm damage, and vandalism.
  • Performs tasks necessary to ensure a safe, clean and pleasant environment for students, families and faculty; as well as our co-workers.
  • Ensure that sidewalks, interior campus pathways, and roads are free of debris and outside trash receptacles are empty.
  • Exterior of campus weekly trash runs.
  • Operate facility mowing/grounds equipment properly to include any vehicle.
  • Lawn mowing functions include cutting natural grass, manicured grass and some steep slopes.
  • Planting, weeding (a must), cultivating and spreading mulch in landscaped areas.
  • Prepare ground for any newly added irrigation, planting, fencing, landscaping.
  • Trim and prune shrubs, trees, and flowers.
  • Shovel, blow or plow snow from walkways, entrances and streets- then cleanup all the sand and salt that was put down.
  • Ensure safety during inclement weather for students, families, faculty and visitors.
  • Run errands if necessary.
  • Assist with setting up for special events and meetings.
  • Remain alert to the safety and welfare needs of students.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
  • Knowledge of building operations as applied to the requirements of a school.
  • Knowledge of the transportation area includes buses, cars, trucks, etc.
  • Knowledge of grounds, irrigation systems, maintenance and repairs.
  • Ability to work flexible hours when needed.
  • High School diploma or equivalent;
  • Process a valid Colorado driver’s license
  • At least one year; experience in a related field
  • Physical Demands: Able to sit, stand and frequently lift equipment and materials weighing 100 pounds or more, crawl, climb ladders, twist, turn and reach in completing a variety of job duties. 
  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination/or evidence vaccination is in process.  The school will make reasonable accommodations for applicants who require a medical or religious exemption.
  • Work outside in hot or cold conditions for extended periods of time.  
  • The work requires the ability to communicate quickly, efficiently, and effectively.  Work in a wide variety of environments as found in all areas of the school.  The work requires the ability to speak normally, to use normal or aided vision and hearing, and to detect odors.  Able to operate vehicles and machines.  Occasional weekend and/or weeknight obligations.
  • Working Relationships: Students, parents, admission personnel and all other FVS employees 
SALARY RANGE           $15.50 - $17.00 per hour depending on experience
FVS’ Core Values are courage, compassion, curiosity, self-reliance, and open-mindedness. FVS supports a culture of communication and collaboration with the intent of creating an environment of predictability and support for our students, parents, and colleagues. FVS employees celebrate diversity, participate fully in the school community, embrace the power of the prairie, the peaks, and the history of the School. FVS teaching faculty challenge students, create opportunities for learning and growth beyond the academic day, employ innovative teaching methods, and pursue professional and personal development through lifelong learning. 
Fountain Valley School of Colorado provides a transformative curriculum in a supportive environment where students are challenged to think critically, become leaders, and live by our core values: Courage, Compassion, Curiosity, Self-Reliance, Open-Mindedness.
Send letter of application, resume and list of three professional references to:
Amanda Dedrick
Fountain Valley School of Colorado
Colorado Springs, CO 80911
fax 719.392.6138
E-mail: adedrick@fvs.edu
FVS is a private, college-preparatory, co-ed, day and boarding school for grades 9-12 in Colorado Springs.
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