Summer Groundskeeper

Date: Mar 17, 2023

Location: King of Prussia, PA, US, 19406

Company: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Posting Start Date:

December 20, 2022

Posting End Date:

April 30, 2023

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Employment Type:

Full Time

Building Location:

Eastern Regional Office

Building Street:

Flinthill Road

Building City:

King of Prussia

Building State:

Pennsylvania (US-PA)

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The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, opened on October 1, 1940, is known as “America’s First Superhighway”!  Our mission is to operate a safe, reliable, customer-valued toll road system that supports national mobility and commerce.  The PTC operates a 552-mile system used by 192 million vehicles a year.  Together, we are building the highway of the future.

Job Purpose and Summary

This is a seasonal position that is designed to provide routine support in the construction, maintenance, repair, and appearance of the landscaping/grounds for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC). Work is initially reviewed closely, and close supervision is received when new work processes or procedures are introduced, however, employees are expected to perform with limited guidance after the work process is learned.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

Operates hand tools and light equipment including a compact tractor with attachments to maintain landscaping.

Plants, maintains, and prunes trees, shrubs, and perennials. 

Removes materials, debris, and objects from walkways, ramps, parking lots, etc. 

Assists with the maintenance and repair of irrigation systems.

Performs assigned, non-complex, routine building maintenance and/or custodial duties. 

Operates a radio to receive calls and dispatch messages. 

Operates office equipment as needed. 

Performs special projects related to the business unit, as assigned.

Uses situational awareness to anticipate and prevent accidents.

Performs related duties as assigned.


High school diploma or equivalent certification.  

Must be currently enrolled in, or accepted to, a post-secondary educational program, such as college or trade school, or entering a basic training program for the United States Armed Services during the Summer or Fall.

Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.


Active Listening
Attention to Detail
Communication Proficiency
Customer/Client Focused
Research Skills
Teamwork Orientation

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Position demands include frequent speaking, both in person and by telephone. May require long periods of sitting, standing, or bending. Position requires the physical capability to operate and carry heavy tools/equipment up to 50 pounds without the assistance of a lifting device. Works overhead or in a bending/squatting position frequently. 

Exposure to some undesirable or unpleasant environmental conditions. May have exposure to high temperatures, heights, dust, noise, and chemicals. Environment could be wet/damp. Physical environment is generally safe, but safety equipment or precautions must be followed in field conditions. 


The information provided in this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent(s) within this job. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required of the employee(s) assigned to this job. Management has the discretion to add or modify duties of the job and to designate other functions as essential at any time.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact the Human Resources Department by calling 717-831-7378.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia