The Groundskeeper is responsible for assisting with the care of the University's gardens and lawns with other Grounds Staff. Typically we expect the successful candidate to have at least 6 months to a year of related landscaping/grounds keeping experience.
Plant Operations provides facilities support for all construction, renovation, and routine maintenance of University Central space and facilities; housekeeping services for approximately 5.8 million square feet of academic, administrative, residential, and recreational space; grounds care for 330 acres that are a registered arboretum; turf care for athletic fields; and utilities for the University Central and the Medical Center.
Facilities annual budget exceeds $100 million in operating expenses and includes over 400 employees. Facilities manages major capital project expenditures totaling ~$125 million annually and facility renewal, replacement and large maintenance project expenditures totaling ~$20 million annually.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Pull weeds in shrubs/flower/groundcover beds
Rake leaves and pickup
Pick up trash receptacles and cleanup dumpster site
Mow lawns operating reel, push, walk behind, and zero turn radius mowers
Occasional pressure washing
Hand watering of plants
Clean stairwells, gutters, storm drains
Assist with planting trees, shrubs, groundcovers, flowers
Mulch landscape beds
Operate trucker vehicle & golf cart
Operate vacuum & backpack blower
* High School Diploma or GED is required
* 6 months experience is preferred
* Working in Higher Ed is preferred
* Must have a valid driver license
Internal Number: 10000355
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