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Grounds Specialist

Date Posted:  Nov 29, 2019
Requisition ID:  26792

West Lafayette, IN, US, 47906

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.  


About the Indiana Veterans' Home

The Indiana Veterans' Home, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, is the only long term care facility in Indiana dedicated to serving veterans and their spouses.  We provide a beautiful, healthy and home like environment for veterans and their spouses to live.  Residents enjoy a variety of onsite and offsite activities, excellent health care, and a rich history that only a facility such as IVH can provide.



The salary for this position is based on work experience.

About the Job

As a Grounds Specialist you perform a wide variety of routine tasks to assist in the maintenance of facilities, equipment, roads and grounds


A Day in the Life
  • Serves as a general maintenance person to inspect and maintain all facilities, grounds, and equipment
  • Performs routine carpentry, plumbing, and electrical repairs.
  • Ensures all employees are properly trained to operate equipment and are properly educated to follow established safety policies and procedures.
  • Directs, assists, and supports recreational special events as needed
  • Assists with purchasing and inventory of incoming supplies, materials, and repair parts.
  • Responsible for major and minor equipment, vehicle, and vessel repairs.
  • Maintains grounds which may include mowing, weeding, aerating, spraying, fertilizing, and tree trimming or removal.
  • Responsible for maintaining all roads such as painting, snow plowing, sanding and salting, repaving, or repairing.
  • Responsible for providing public safety on property, provide assistance in an emergency, or aid in rescue of accident victims.
  • Assists law enforcement with investigation of illegal activities on properties.
  • May assist and perform wildlife resource management.
  • May supervise, train, and direct offender work crews, assigning duties, planning and directing daily work assignments.
  • May act as a flagger along roads to warn motorists.
What We're Looking For
  • A high school diploma or GED;
  • Valid Indiana driver's license.
What We're Looking For
  • Working knowledge of, and ability to apply, general maintenance practices;
  • Working knowledge of, an ability to use skills in electrical, plumbing, and carpentry.
  • Ability to a wide array of hand and power tools.
  • Ability to determine malfunctions of electrical and mechanical equipment and make simple repairs.
  • Ability to operate a variety of vehicles, vessels, and large equipment.
  • Ability to do basic math and bookeeping for use in property operations.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave


Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Lafayette