Mackinac Island, Michigan
Island House, Inc. dba Island House Hotel in Mackinac Island, MI, seeks 3 Groundskeepers for
temporary, full-time employment (04/01/2022 – 11/05/2022). Duties: Maintain hotel property and
grounds; cut lawns; clean grounds; remove litter. Use hand tools, such as shovels, rakes, pruning saws,
saws, hedge or brush trimmers, or axes. Operate powered equipment, such as mowers, snow blowers,
chainsaws, electric clippers, sod cutters, or pruning saws. Water lawns, trees, or plants, using portable
sprinkler systems, hoses, or watering cans. Prune or trim trees, shrubs, or hedges, using shears, pruners,
or chain saws. Mix and spray or spread fertilizers, herbicides, or insecticides onto grass, shrubs, or trees,
using hand or automatic sprayers or spreaders. Care for established lawns by mulching, aerating,
weeding, grubbing, removing thatch, or trimming or edging around flower beds, walks, or walls. Follow
planned landscaping designs to determine where to lay sod, sow grass, or plant flowers or foliage. Trim
or pick flowers and clean flower beds. Attach wires from planted trees to support stakes. Plant seeds,
bulbs, foliage, flowering plants, grass, ground covers, trees, or shrubs and apply mulch for protection,
using gardening tools. Mow or edge lawns, using power mowers or edgers. Rake, mulch, and compost
leaves. Decorate gardens with stones or plants. Use irrigation methods to adjust the amount of water
consumption and to prevent waste. Provide proper upkeep of sidewalks, driveways, parking lots,
fountains, planters, or other grounds features. Shovel snow from walks, driveways, or parking lots and
spread salt in those areas. Maintain irrigation systems, including winterizing the systems and starting
them up in spring. Plan or cultivate lawns or gardens. Maintain or repair tools, equipment, or structures,
such as buildings, fences, or benches, using hand or power tools. Care for artificial turf fields,
periodically removing the turf and replacing cushioning pads or vacuuming and disinfecting the turf after
use to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria. Install rock gardens, ponds, drainage systems, irrigation
systems, planters, or playground equipment. Care for natural turf fields, making sure the underlying soil
has the required composition to allow proper drainage and to support the grasses used on the fields. Haul
or spread topsoil or spread straw over seeded soil to hold soil in place. General cleaning duties of
buildings or properties including washing windows and lightbulb replacement and plunging toilets.
The Groundskeeper will assist Maintenance Leads or Carpenters in moving pre-made/pre-fabricated and
decorative decks, walls, and fences on the grounds of the property. They will not be involved with
building or construction of the decks, walls, or fences. They will not be using any equipment to move the
decks, walls, or fences except their hands.
The Groundskeeper will not be building or constructing docks, walls, or fences. The Groundskeeper will
be assisting Maintenance or Carpenters in moving pre-made/pre-fabricated and decorative decks, walls,
and fence on the grounds of the property.
May perform other job duties pursuant to 37-2011, Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and
35 hours/week, 0-8 OT hours/week (OT must be pre-approved); 8-hour shifts; 5 days/week, may work 6-
7 days/week during peak times (Sunday through Saturday, schedule varies and includes evenings and
weekends; business is open 7 days/week); 8:00 am to 4:30 pm or 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
No formal education, training or experience required. On-the-job training will be provided.
$13.90/hr; O/T $20.85/hr; Workers will be paid no less than $13.90 per hour. Employer may pay higher
wage rates to workers based on seniority with employer and level of skill. Overtime hours may vary and
will be paid no less than $20.85 per hour.
Employer assurances pursuant to 20 CFR 655.20:
• Single work week used in computing wages due.
• Wages paid bi-weekly.
• Work tools, supplies & equipment provided without cost to employee.
• Workers have the option of employer-provided housing for $95 per week, and if elected,
employer will deduct costs from worker’s paycheck. Workers also have the option of securing
their own lodging.
• Employer will make all deductions from the worker’s paycheck required by law and any nonlegally
required payroll deductions permitted under the law and requested by Employee;
• If worker is outside of the U.S., employer will arrange & pay directly for transportation &
subsistence from place of recruitment to place of work. If worker is in the U.S., upon 50%
completion of work contract, employer will reimburse the worker for transportation &
subsistence from place of recruitment to place of work within five days of receiving the expense
receipts. Employer will issue reimbursement within the first workweek when required to meet
FLSA minimum wage obligations. Upon completion of the work contract or where the worker is
dismissed earlier, if the worker has no immediately subsequent H-2B employment, the employer
will provide or pay for worker’s reasonable costs of return transportation & subsistence back
home or to the place the worker originally departed to work. The amount of transportation
payment or reimbursement will be equal to the most economical & reasonable common carrier
for the distances involved. Daily subsistence will be provided at a rate of at least $13.17 per day
during travel to a maximum of $55.00 per day with receipts. Employer will reimburse worker in
the first work week for all visa, visa processing, border crossing & related fees, incl. those
mandated by the government (excluding passport fees).
• The employer guarantees to offer work for hours equal to at least three-fourths of the workdays in
each 12-week period of the total employment period.
This position is being posted in connection with a future application for H-2B workers.
Application Process: Contact the nearest office of Michigan Works (found at:
https://www.michiganworks.org/michigan-works-network) or at 10 North State Street, St. Ignace, MI
49781, (906) 643-8158 for referral. Reference Job ID: 19150590 “H-2B Island House, Inc. dba Island
House Hotel Groundskeeper.” Or contact Island House, Inc. dba Island House Hotel at
firstname.lastname@example.org or https://www.theislandhouse.com/employment/ .