It is particularly difficult to write resumes for skilled work positions. Candidates need to specify their skills in being able to manage the job in question. Let us take the example of a grounds worker position for which an applicant is required to provide information regarding their landscaping and grounds keeping abilities.

Groundskeepers perform custodial service on the grounds of the premises that they are responsible for. They work in organizations that boast of huge grounds that need constant maintenance. This may include working in universities, schools and large conglomerates. They may be expected to shovel snow, remove leaves and scrub floors along with handling many other custodial services.


Grounds Maintenance Worker Resume Sample


Nicholas Williams

299 Lynn Road ● De Soto, KS 63790 ● (999) 999-9999 ● n.williams @ email . com

SUMMARY: Resourceful and creative Grounds Maintenance Worker with 5 years’ experience in a multitude of environments. Highly skilled in performing heavy duty landscaping, cleaning and maintenance tasks. Service and solutions oriented approach towards others. Demonstrated ability to take ownership in solving problems and taking the initiative to make things better. Friendly and courteous attitude towards co-workers, managers and clients.

● Mowing, edging and trimming● Safety hazards identification
● Mulching leaves● Irrigation methods
● Equipment Maintenance● Garbage disposal
● Watering● Incident prevention

● Lawn Mower  ● Edger  ● Clipper  ● Weed-Eater  ● Blower  ● Snow Plow


Grounds Worker | Kansas State University – De Soto, KS               Mar 2010 – Present

• Manage the general upkeep of university clients
• Sweep and shovel snow and debris from grounds and sidewalks
• Perform planting, cultivating and pruning activities
• Install flower beds and maintain grass areas
• Trim trees and shrubs
• Repair and maintain concrete and brick walkways
• Assist in landscaping activities

Key Achievements
• Created the university’s logo by trimming grass and trees in time for the annual play in 2012
• Trained apprentices in grounds keeping work to be deployed in different sections of the university grounds

Landscape Laborer | Toll Brothers, Inc.  – Collegeville, PA            Dec 2007 – Mar 2010

• Assisted in cultivating and planting grounds with trees and plants
• Provided support for installing flower beds
• Pruned trees and performed seeding and aerating activities
• Cleaned grounds of debris, dirt and snow
• Mowed lawns and maintained existing landscaped areas

Key Achievements
• Performed a 17 hour shift during a snowstorm in order to shovel snow from the university’s walkways in order to facilitate guests coming in for the annual play
• Awarded a bonus following excellent grounds keeping assistance work

Diploma in Landscaping | CITY COLLEGE, Collegeville, PA – 2007

High School Diploma| DE SOTO PUBLIC SCHOOL, Collegeville, PA – 2005

• Exceptional physical dexterity
• Ability to work with little supervision
• Excellent communication skills
• Strong knowledge of horticulture
• Able to maintain good attendance record