Landscaper / Gardener / Groundskeeper, Live-out (Atherton, CA)

| Atherton, CA, United States

Posted Date 2/23/2023


  • Atherton, California, USA.



  • $35-$45/hour DOE.
  • 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 Houseman / 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.
  • Must pass a background check and 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.



· Principal's First
Ability to stay focused on meeting and exceeding Highly Private Principals/Clients needs

· Learn from mistakes
Able to admit mistakes upfront and seek the truth. Learns and grows from mistakes. Makes thoughtful choices and provides solutions to avoid future mistakes. Keeps improving.

· Conscientious
Finishes duties mindfully, effectively and promptly.

· Dedication
Shows a deep commitment to the role and people.

· Accountable
Takes ownership of tasks and time for Due diligence.

· Independent
Thinks and acts independently.

· Resilience
Do not complain or shy away from assigned work. Confronts difficulties with a positive outlook. When the going gets tough the tough get going.

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

Job Type
Full-Time | Part-Time
Job Categories
Chauffeur | Groundskeeper | Houseman | Other/Miscellaneous | Personal Assistant | Property Maintenance or Manager
$35-$45/hour DOE. Health Insurance. Paid Vacation, Holidays, Sick days. Paid rest & meal breaks. Discretionary Bonus (generous). Regular reviews & advancement opportunities.
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