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Grounds Staff

Full-time

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Under general supervision, performs a variety of grounds maintenance duties including but not limited to the following:

  • Mowing, weedeating, edging beds and sidewalks
  • Weed control in beds, parking lots, walkways, etc. using herbicides or mechanical means
  • Planting, establishing, edging, mulching & maintenance of landscape beds
  • Pruning trees & shrubs
  • Trail maintenance - clearing downed trees and noting other hazardous conditions
  • Maintain campus ponds, dams, and outdoor recreation areas
  • Assist with maintenance of ball fields and tennis courts
  • Assist with farm operations and maintenance of herb garden
  • Maintenance of outdoor structures - sheds, shelters, storage barns, sitting areas, etc.
  • Keep gutters and downspouts clear 
  • Maintain & repair irrigation & drainage
  • Aerate, overseed, & fertilize high traffic turf areas
  • Maintenance of roads, right of ways, and parking areas
  • Pick up litter, debris, downed limbs, and maintain general cleanliness of campus
  • Pressure wash building exteriors, signs, walkways, monuments, etc. 
  • Light carpentry & painting work - fence repair, wood preservation, etc.
  • Light masonry work - sidewalk & stone wall repair
  • Assist with custodial work as needed or during special events 
  • Assist with motor pool & grounds equipment maintenance
  • Assist with event set-up & break down, moving, loading, unloading and storing supplies, furniture and equipment
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Facilities Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE

  • Some training or experience in horticulture or landscaping required
  • Knowledgeable in the safe operation and maintenance of grounds equipment 
  • Able to recognize problems and triage, report and coordinate proper repairs
  • Display a pro-active initiative and collaborative work style
  • Able to use the mobile work order system to receive requests and track work progress on tablet or mobile device
  • Adjustment of hours and/or weekend work may be required and/or occasional overtime
  • Ability to perform work independently with minimal supervision

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Regularly required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or        hear. 
  • Frequently must squat, stoop, or kneel, reach above the head and reach forward.
  • Use hand strength to grasp tools, supplies and equipment. 
  • Occasionally climb ladders, use aerial lifts, or enter crawl spaces. 
  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Occasionally works with toxic or caustic chemicals such as petroleum products, degreasers, and sprays. Frequently exposed to risk of electrical shock, mechanical hazards, burn hazards, chemical hazards.
  • Moderate noise level. 
  • Frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat. 
  • Use PPE as required

Educational Requirements

Horticulture/turf/landscape training desirable but not required

Experience Requirements

Experience in turf/horticulture/landscaping required

Job Benefits

Vacation, sick leave, uniforms, meals, dependent educational benefits, health & dental insurance.

Comprehensive list of benefits can be found here:

https://resources.finalsite.net/images/v1697225378/sasweb/buy1x9p1yveag6wwknlu/2023-2024EmployeeHandbookRevised.pdf

Date Job is Available

Salary

$15 to $20 per hour

Overtime: No

Job Application Instructions

Complete application via school website


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