Job ID 2024-52257
Area of Interest
Location Name
Hospital Main Campus
FTE/Hours per pay period
1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
Grounds Maintenance
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province
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Our 30-acre landscape at main campus is unlike what you’ll find at other hospitals or large properties. We have a densely planted, extremely diverse, botanical garden style landscape with a wide variety of trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, and ferns. Our collection includes over three thousand plant species, including many rare and uncommon plants, making it an interesting environment to work in. We also have a lot of different types of spaces including a children’s play garden, rain gardens, a fully planted roof garden, wildflower meadow, natural areas, green roofs, beds with mixed perennials and grasses, and lots and lots of trees. The spaces we take care of are appreciated and enjoyed by patients, families, and staff, who can be experiencing very difficult situations, so it can be really fulfilling place to do horticulture.


The Groundskeeper maintains natural environments, landscaping, and outdoor hardscapes including shrubs, trees, lawns, irrigation, and sidewalks. Work is performed outdoors in all types of weather at the main campus of Seattle Children's Hospital, and at various clinical and non-clinical off-sites as assigned. Essential duties include weeding, pruning, grooming, raking, mulching, planting, digging, plant removal, blowing, mowing, edging, string trimming, pressure washing, litter/garbage pickup, snow/ice removal, and ensuring walkways, stairs, and other outdoor spaces remain safe and clear of hazards.


Monday - Friday/Days full time (2 openings)


Required Education/Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of two (2) years practical groundskeeping or landscaping experience in a public or institutional environment.
  • Per the driver's license requirement noted below, must have a driving record acceptable to Risk Management.

Required Credentials:

  • Current Washington State Driver's License to operate hospital vehicles.


Highly preferred: experience using, repairing, installing, and designing irrigation systems.

  • A Bachelor's degree in a horticulture related field or AA horticulture certificate.
  • Work experience doing the following: weeding, raking, grooming, pruning, blowing, mowing, string trimming, pressure washing, using a chainsaw, and driving a truck.
  • Work experience using the following tools and equipment: hand pruners, loppers, hedge shears, hand saws, backpack blower, mower, string trimmer, pressure washer, and chainsaw,
  • Work experience driving trucks, skid steers, and small utility vehicles.
  • Experience using, repairing, installing, and designing irrigation systems.
  • Proficient plant identification skills, particularly of plants that grow in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Work experience pruning a variety of different types and species of woody plants.

Min to Max Hourly Salary

$21.94 - $32.90 /hr

Min to Max Annual Salary

$45,635.20 - $68,432.00 /yr

Salary Information

This compensation range was calculated based on full-time employment (2080 hours worked per calendar year). Offers are determined by multiple factors including equity, skills, experience, and expertise, and may vary within the range provided.

Disclaimer for Out of State Applicants

This compensation range is specific to Seattle, positions located outside of Seattle may be compensated differently depending on various factors.

Benefits Information

Seattle Children’s offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 403(b), life insurance, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more. Click here for more information.

About Us

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s –- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE


Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.


In 2022, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation’s best children’s hospitals – for the 30th year in a row. For more than a decade, Seattle Children’s has been nationally ranked in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. We are honored to be the top-ranked pediatric hospital in Washington and the Pacific Northwest.


As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America’s best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.


Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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