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The Townsend Corporation Groundsperson in United States

A Groundsperson is responsible for preparing the job site, load and unloading trucks with logs, brush, and debris. This position services and maintains equipment, directs traffic, and cleans up the job site. A Groundsperson will assist tree crews by working on the ground, handing tools and heavy materials to crew members.

Essential Functions:

  • Passes tools to tree crew members by acting as a general helper on the ground

  • Clears undergrowth from right-of-way by using hand tools or saws

  • Piles debris to clear paths and performs general clean-up of job sites

  • Flags traffic to protect employees and the public from injury

  • Uses a chainsaw to cut brush, logs, and stumps of larger trees

  • Gathers brush and feeds brush into woodchippers

  • Works in all temperatures and weather and will be exposed to nature, such as irritating plants, insects, dust, etc.

  • Works around falling limbs with protection

  • Operates the controls for winches, booms and spray equipment

  • Lays out materials, tools, and equipment at work site and furnishes to climbers

  • Follows hand, voice or other signals in operating associated equipment

  • Services gasoline, air and hand-powered tools, and other tree-related equipment

  • Gives and relays hand signals and directs traffic

  • Drives and operates trucks and equipment as assigned

Secondary Duties:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and ability to use lowering techniques, saw maintenance and devices as related to tree work in the field

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and ability to prune various trees species properly

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and ability to tie basic knots including but not limited to bowline, Blake’s hitch, taut-line hitch, and clove hitch

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and ability to learn proper tree groundwork

  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Must be able to wear necessary PPE as per task assigned

  • Must be able to drive an approved company vehicle safely

  • Must be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, such as rain, heat, sun, cold

  • Must be able to traverse various terrains

  • Must have reliable transportation to and from the reporting locationMust have a valid Driver’s License

  • Must have an acceptable driving record

  • May be required to pass a Department of Transportation physical examination to obtain the appropriate Commercial Driver’s License

  • Must be able to meet all physical requirements of the position

  • Pass all drug and alcohol screens as required by Company policy and, if applicable, required by DOT regulation

  • Be at least 18 years of age, or 21 if CDL is required

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States


  • Experience with a tree care/maintenance program, including but not limited to: operations of stump grinders, chippers, chipper trucks, bucket trucks, and other tree-related equipment

ID: 2020-1241

External Company Name: The Townsend Corporation

External Company URL:

Post End Date: 6/6/2020