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Grounds Supervisor/Manager

By MESSIAH COLLEGE, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania,

Human Resources, Apply Online, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, 17055, Telephone: 888-888-8888

The Grounds Services Department at Messiah College has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Grounds Services Manager.

Responsibilities: The Grounds Service Manager performs oversight of all Messiah College grounds operations including the planning and upkeep of landscape, snow and ice removal, management of contract projects, and the supervision of grounds work by staff and contractors.

Qualifications: 5 years of grounds-related supervisory experience is required as well as vocational training in an applicable area; ability to obtain pesticide certification in categories 23, or 6 and 7 within 6 months of employment. Bachelor's degree in Grounds/Horticulture or equivalent years of experience in managing a grounds maintenance operation.

Skills and Characteristics: Excellent customer service skills; ability to interact effectively with employees, students and visitors; ability to demonstrate respect for others, build trust and rapport across teams, and act as a role-model to employees and students; ability to operate all vehicles owned by the college; ability to operate all machinery necessary to perform job functions; Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicator's License required.

About: The Grounds Services department is responsible for the care of 475 acres of land. This land is made up of developed and undeveloped land, landscaped areas around buildings, green space, athletic fields, outlying fields and satellite properties. The department utilizes a zonal maintenance system by assigning specific zones to crew leaders. For more information, please see: https://www.messiah.edu/info/20081/grounds_services

Applications: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. All materials must be submitted electronically using this link: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14185

Messiah College's commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence draws inspiration from its mission “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.” The college has pursued this vision through a strategic planning process that encourages diversity through employee and student composition, campus climate, and an educational program that enables educators and students to embrace diversity. Candidates should clearly articulate why diversity and cultural intelligence matter to them as persons of faith as well as in their profession. Candidates will speak to how as a potential employee, they will contribute to the advancement of this vision through their position.

Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences. The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.

In accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination (including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975), Messiah College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran's status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the College does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the College. All employees are to abide by this policy in order to provide a work environment free from discrimination. The College does not tolerate harassment by vendors, contractors or guests.


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