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Providence Health & Services Grounds Specialist in Spokane, Washington


Providence is calling a Grounds Specialist (Grounds Maintenance, Days, 1.0 FTE) to Providence St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute in Spokane, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Assist Facility Engineering with minor maintenance and repair.

  • Provide grounds maintenance in all seasons.

  • Rake and maintain leaves, plants, flowers, trees or shrubs.

  • Cut and maintain lawns and/or grass.

  • Determine the appropriate plants or shrubs for walkways or garden areas including, develop, redevelop, and landscape undeveloped areas.

  • Assist with snow and ice removal.

  • Diagnose plants, trees, shrubs, and lawn for diseases and aging problems. Remove problem vegetation and/or apply pesticides and fertilizers as needed (license is required).

  • Responsible for meeting the requirement to possess the WSDA Commercial Applicators pesticide license required for the position.

  • Install and maintain irrigation system, including sprinkler heads, pipes, and sprinkler control system valves, timers, etc. in areas as needed.

  • Assess appropriate watering schedule based on season, temperatures, and weather conditions to maintain healthy vegetation.

  • Maintain a clean and safe outdoor environment for all patients, staff, and visitors.

  • Control of weeds in lawn, shrubs beds, flower beds, parking lots, and other areas surrounding the facility through the application of herbicides.

  • Maintain water fall pumps, filters, and chemicals.

  • Responsible for maintenance of all landscaping tools, power equipment (changing oil, filters, sharpening, etc.), and proper storage of chemicals and products.

  • Write and submit purchase orders for job specific products.

  • Perform all duties in a safe and efficient manner.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Possess and maintain the WSDA Commercial Applicator pesticide license.

  • Valid Washington State driver’s license.

  • Acceptable driving record.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Three (3) years experience in landscaping.

  • Basic carpentry experience.

  • Experience fixing mechanical equipment, such as, power tools, mowers, motor maintenance.

About the ministry you will serve.

Located in the heart of Spokane, Washington, St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute is the largest freestanding medical rehabilitation hospital in the inland northwest. We’re renowned pioneers in the use of therapeutic technology and globally recognized leaders in the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with strokes, spinal cord injuries (SCI), orthopedic issues and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). We’re driven by innovation, compassion, holistic care and the desire to see each patient thrive.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Facilities Management

Location: Washington-Spokane

Req ID: 286553