Grounds Assistant

Grounds Assistant

Grounds Assistant

Back to All Jobs

Job Description

General Labor - Full-time

The Opportunity:

This hands-on position is responsible for working with a team to proactively maintain the grounds and properties of private residences. Responsibilities will include daily cleaning, preventative care, and ground maintenance.

Location and Hours:

The position is located at private residence in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Full-time position with typical hours of Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm and weekends as needed.

What You’ll Do
Grounds Maintenance

  • Collaborate with Property Maintenance Professional to perform general property clean up including picking up/collecting and disposing of deadfall and miscellaneous yard work including some trimming, weed removal, hand watering, some snow removal, pruning, clean-up, etc.
  • Ensure all walkways, driveways, outdoor furniture, and parking areas are clear of debris daily. Remove dust, cobwebs, dirt, leaves, and snow to ensure safe and ready to use condition at all times.
  • Responsible for the care, maintenance, and proper use of power tools and other lawn equipment used to maintain the exterior areas of the residence and caring for the necessary storage for those items, while exercising extreme safety and caution, and following all established equipment requirements.
  • Perform a variety of exterior maintenance duties including maintenance of spa, eaves, gutters, troughs, flag poles, lights, exterior windows, and exterior walls. 
  • Assist with cleanliness and operational readiness of seasonal areas i.e., patios, spa area, shoreline, docks, small watercrafts, grilling areas, etc.
  • Clean all patios, patio/door screens, garages, patio furniture, driveways, balconies, etc. on a daily basis.
  • Assist with washing, fueling, and detailing of family vehicles as needed.
  • Place trash and recycling for collection on scheduled days; maintain cleanliness and orderliness of trash receptacles; wash receptacles as needed.  Maintain recycling system.
  • Assist with holiday decorating including hanging and removal of decorations.
  • Exercise good judgment when maintenance problems occur.  Report all maintenance/repair problems to Property Maintenance Professional and Household Manager.


  • Assist with special projects as directed.
  • Run various errands, manage deliveries, and transport items as needed.
  • May be requested to assist staff after regular hours for special events/parties or emergencies on evenings, weekends, and holidays.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Minimum of 1 year landscaping/grounds experience required.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Experience with lawn machinery and power tools preferred.
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with co-workers; must be a team player and willing to help other staff members.
  • General knowledge and basic skill level in certain household maintenance trades, such as mechanical, plumbing, electrical etc.
  • Must be a responsible, dedicated, dependable, and self-directed person of highest integrity; organized and reliable; positive in attitude; and one who demonstrates pride in the service which he/she provides.
  • Responsibilities are conducted in home of the client of RDV Staffing. The right candidate must genuinely be committed to collaborating with a team whose shared goal is to provide exemplary service.
  • The family’s privacy is of critical importance; the highest level of confidentiality in the business and personal matters of the family must be exercised at all times.

Essential Physical Demands:

  • Required to wear appropriate employer-provided safety equipment in performance of job.
  • Ability to lift fifty (50) pounds; occasional lifting up to eighty (80) pounds.
  • Ability to stoop, bend, kneel, climb, and remain standing on feet for lengthy periods of time.
  • Ability to safely operate power machinery and tools.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions.
Apply Now