Landscaper / Groundskeeper / Gardener

Landscaper / Groundskeeper / Gardener

Excellence Services, LLC
Atherton, CA 94027
$150 – $170 an hour – Full-time, Part-time

Pay : 150 to 170$ an Hour

Job type : Full time Half time

shift and schedule : 8hour shift

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Landscaper / Groundskeeper


  • Atherton, California, USA.
  • Job Type: Full Time (40 hours/week), Non-Exempt/Hourly. Weekend availability required


  • $150-$170/hour DOE.
  • Non-Exempt/Hourly
  • Health Insurance.
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, Sick days.
  • Paid rest & meal breaks.
  • Discretionary Bonus (generous).
  • Regular reviews & advancement opportunities.


Excellence Services LLC is a privately owned company that provides luxury service for one HNW family exclusively. We help our client enjoy their life and encourage employee success.


Seeking a professional Landscaper / Groundskeeper with maintenance and landscaping experience to join our team on a private Atherton, CA estate. We are devoted to providing our clients with a safe, beautiful place to live and enjoy themselves. We will rely on you to keep the home and grounds in peak condition. A well-organized and detail-oriented person will be valued greatly in this position.


  • Proactive planning and scheduling of work duties either on your own or with a team and management.
  • Follow a to-do list and procedures as well as be proactive to create lists for property care and improvement.
  • Maintain landscape and garden areas as needed by planting, trimming, fertilizing, mowing, or other activities.
  • Ability to troubleshoot pipes and/or potential irrigation leaks/problems.
  • Keeping outdoor living spaces, furniture, light fixtures, and equipment clean at all times.
  • Power washing sidewalks, gutters, walls, patios, decks, and more.
  • Assisting in inventory, organizing tool sheds and garages.
  • Assisting Property Manager in supervising outside contractors and vendors.
  • Perform minor fixes and maintenance with plumbing, electrical, mechanical, carpentry, and painting (if qualified).
  • Picking up supplies or materials from local hardware and/or landscaping stores.
  • Picking up packages and package cartons – unfolding and collecting.
  • Perform sanitation duties including trash sorting, removal, shredding, and trash bin cleaning.
  • Responsible for pest control and removal including placing bait stations for rodents such as rats, moles, voles.
  • Respond to the Property Manager and maintenance staff with a clear plan and solutions to any concerns in a timely and professional manner if needed.
  • Responsible to provide clients with support and guidance on maintaining their equipment and keeping records


  • Must be Fluent in English with excellent communication skills. Ability to communicate well with the property manager and maintenance staff.
  • 5+ years of related professional experience working in a high-level private home or in a similar role or capacity.
  • Excellent direct manager-level verbal references are required from both current and previous employers.
  • Valid Driver’s License required and legally eligible to work in the United States.
  • Drug screen.
  • Must be professional, proactive, reliable, and respect the boundaries, privacy, and confidentiality of the family.
  • Ability to work in all weather and temperature conditions.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and provide manual labor including but not limited to lifting, pushing, and pulling.
  • Education in HVAC, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, irrigation or any similar trade is a plus.
  • Knowledge of methods of landscaping and proper use of chemicals, fertilizers, and pesticides.
  • Basic knowledge of ornamental horticulture and skill in the performance of a wide variety of gardening tasks.
  • Knowledge of workplace safety and appropriate safety protocols.
  • Must know how to operate basic power tools.
  • Consistently demonstrate excellent technical knowledge of the job.
  • Ability to identify common plants, be able to identify insect or disease conditions on plants.
  • Desire and ability to provide high-quality service.
  • Strong attention to detail and organized, with great time-management and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to safely operate equipment such as mowers, trimmers, edgers, pruners, chainsaws, and blowers
  • Able to work in both large and confined spaces.
  • Physical stamina and mobility including the ability to reach, kneel, squat, crouch, bend and crawl.
  • Able to respond to requests in a timely fashion and follow through until completed.
  • Can show flexibility and go the extra mile when needed to get the job done.
  • Covid-19 (with booster if eligible) and Influenza vaccinations are required to be considered for this position.


  • Principals’ First: Always put our principals’ needs and interests first.
  • Learn from mistakes: Admit mistakes upfront. Learns and grows from mistakes.
  • Conscientious: Attention to detail. Finishes duties mindfully, effectively, and promptly.
  • Dedication: Shows a deep commitment to the role and the company.
  • Accountable: Takes ownership of tasks and completes thorough due diligence.
  • Independent: Thinks and acts independently. Able to be self-taught and keep improving.
  • Resilience: Never complains or shies away from work. Welcome harsh feedback and can thrive under pressure.

Keywords: Landscaping, Groundskeeping, Maintenance, Property management, Gardener, Plants, Lawn, Trees, Irrigation, Watering, Feeding, Fertilizing, Pest Control, Walkthrough.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $150.00 – $170.00 per hour


  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus opportunities

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Atherton, CA 94027: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

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