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EMPLOYER EXTRA: Grounds and Nursery Services Specialist 2

Extra Extra: Washington State Historical Society

Washington State Historical Society’s mission is to partner with our communities to explore how history connects us all. Their vision is to be the recognized destination for Washington State history. They achieve this by serving as our state’s primary history educator, making history relevant to our modern lives, and supporting civic dialogue where all are welcome.

Join this amazing team as a Grounds and Nursery Services Specialist 2. This fantastic position is a vital component to the success of the organization by maintaining the grounds and plant life surrounding the properties of the WSHS in Tacoma, WA to ensure visitor safety, cleanliness of grounds, and the beauty of WSHS landscapes. You will ensure the building is free of unsightly trash and conditions, conforms to agency’s integrated pest management program, and free of safety hazards.

Some of what you will enjoy doing includes:

  • Clean plant beds and grounds of weeds and debris, and transplant, trim and water plants, trees, and shrubs
  • Use lawn mower, line trimmer, and edger to mow, trims and edge lawns
  • Apply fertilizers, weed and moss control products
  • Use backpack blower to remove leaves and debris from parking lots and grounds
  • Use pruning shears, loppers, and chain saws to cut and saw shrubs and trees
  • Use basic hand tools and power tools safely, and participate in safety trainings
  • Obtain CPR/First Aid & AED certification within 6 months and renew every 2 years
  • Instruct interns, co-worker, and volunteers in various job duties
  • Shovel snow and may use snow blower as needed and apply de-icing product(s)
  • Clean and keep tools in good working condition
  • Remove trash and relines receptacles
  • Cleans, sweeps, vacuums, and mops restrooms, classrooms, offices, windows, grounds, and maintenance areas
  • Replace lights, filters, assist Maintenance Mechanics if needed


  • One year of experience or training involving grounds maintenance and landscaping
  • Ability to communicate, read and understand basic English
  • Must be CPR/First Aid & AED certification within 6 months of employment
  • Ability to do physical work including: walking, stooping, bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, kneeling, and working from a step ladder.
  • Able to lift/move/transfer up to 75 lbs.
  • Power tools to include: weed trimmer, chain saw, backpack blower, lawn mower, pressure washer, snow blower, and front-end loader
  • Basic hand tools: rake, pruning shears, hand edger, lopper, shovels, wheelbarrow, and pesticide sprayers
  • Communication tools to include radio, phone, and computer


  • $2,612 – $3,370 Monthly
  • Medical, vision, dental, and basic life insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Retirement and deferred compensation
  • Paid holidays
  • Sick leave


Visit the Government Jobs listing for more information and apply here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3514577/grounds-and-nursery-services-specialist-2

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