Job Description

Specific Schedule
Monday-Friday 6:00am-2:30pm
Regular Full-Time
Village Center
USD $13.00/Hr.
USD $14.30/Hr.

Job Summary

Join our award-winning team. Friendship Village Tempe is managed by Life Care Services, voted #1 in Customer Satisfaction among senior living communities, by JD Power!

Friendship Village Tempe is seeking a full-time Grounds Technician.

Starting Pay: $13 to $14.30 per hour, based on experience, plus full-time benefits package

Schedule: Mon-Fri 6:00am-2:30pm


  • This position is responsible for maintaining the grounds in accordance with the annual schedule; using equipment such as trimmers, blowers, chain saws etc., in a safe and proper manner under limited and/or minimum supervision.
  • Picking up trash and recycle from residents cottages.
  • Possess knowledge and an understanding to trim shrubs and trees.

Education & Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) preferred.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must have a current, valid Arizona Driver's license.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

  • Job demands may require working weekends, holidays, and/or any shift.
  • Employee may be required to work overtime as directed by the department work load and staffing.
  • Must be able to walk long distances and at times may be required to bend, stoop or crouch, and climb ladders.
  • Must be capable of working in the extreme heat during the summer months.
  • May be exposed to the elements of weather (heat, cold, rain, dust, noise, fumes), unsanitary conditions and a variety of toxic chemicals.
  • Must be able to stand on feet for long periods of time, climb, bend and do extensive walking.
  • Flow of work and type of duties require flexibility and normal mental and visual demand much of the time.
  • Must be capable of lifting up to 100 pounds.
  • Frequent contact with residents and employees.
  • Responsible for own work.
  • Maintains direct contact with residents.
  • Must be courteous, friendly and helpful.
  • Reasonable care is required to prevent injury and accidents for others.
  • Flow of work and type of duties require flexibility and normal mental and visual demand much of the time.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Employee Benefits

At Friendship Village Tempe, we truly value our employees. We offer full-time employees benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 403B Retirement Plan – with Company Match
  • Life / Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Opportunities for Advancement
  • Competitive Pay
  • Direct Deposit
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Accident Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Paid Time Off/Vacation
  • Educational Grant Program
  • Employee Wellness Program and Gym On-site
  • Employee Discounts
  • Discounted Bus Passes
  • Discounted Employee Meals
  • Emergency Loan Program
  • Employee Events
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Trip Reduction Program
  • Paid Bereavement Leave
  • Paid Jury Duty
  • Leave of Absence Policy
  • Military Time Off

Hospitality Focus

Friendship Village fully embraces a culture of hospitality. To that end, we include the following hospitality promises as a guide for our interpersonal interactions with residents, co-workers, and guests:

  • We greet residents, employees and guests warmly, by name and with a smile.
  • We treat everyone with courteous respect.
  • We strive to anticipate resident, employee and guest needs and act accordingly.
  • We listen and respond enthusiastically in a timely manner.
  • We hold ourselves and one another accountable.
  • We embrace and value our differences.
  • We make residents, employees and guests feel important.
  • We ask “Is there anything else I can do for you?”
  • We maintain high levels of professionalism, both in conduct and appearance, at all times.
  • We pay attention to details.

Our Mission

Friendship Village lives our life-care promise in a community where residents and staff are engaged in enjoying life as one.

Our Vision

To be known as the leading retirement community that embraces individuality while delivering an innovative and compassionate environment in which we live and work.

Our Core Values

  • We interact honestly and fairly, with integrity and openness.
  • We intentionally respect and embrace the perspective of each individual.
  • We are passionate about consistently delivering exceptional service.
  • We are innovative and creative leaders.
  • We work together to cultivate meaningful relationships.

Our Reputation

Friendship Village is a place employees can wake up happy to come to work each day. We take pride in our exceptional culture of family and hospitality.

We hold a 4.8 star rating on Glassdoor.

We have a 4.1 star rating on Indeed. has awarded us a 5 star rating.

Our staff and residents rate us 4.6 stars on Facebook.

Friendship Village is managed by Life Care Services, voted #1 in Customer Satisfaction among senior living communities, by JD Power!

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Application Instructions

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