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Athletics Groundskeeper - Temporary

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Athletics Groundskeeper - Temporary
Department Athletics
Temporary Temporary Part-Time
Requisition Number T18001
Open Date 08/04/2017
Close Date
Salary Information


Work Schedule

Hours as assigned by supervisor.

Benefits Eligible No
Eligible for Overtime Yes
Position Summary

The athletics groundskeeper will perform general landscape maintenance including: mowing, edging, trimming, pruning, raking, planting, watering, and weeding turf, trees, shrubs, and flowers on campus. The groundskeeper will also clean streets, sidewalks, loading docks, and parking lots.

Education Required No formal education
Concentration / Degree Type
Substitution for Education Requirement


Education Preferred

High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience Required 1 year
Type of Experience

Related landscaping/grounds work maintenance experience.

Substitution for Experience Requirement

Education may not be substituted for the experience requirement.

Experience Preferred
License/Certification Required
License/Certification Preferred
Skills Required

Mus be able to speak, read, and write English.
Must be able to follow basic instructions in manual work.
Must be able to work safely using hand tools and operating small equipment.
Basic knowledge of standard landscape maintenance practices.
Must have good manual dexterity.

Skills Preferred

Good communication skills and a willingness to obtain specialized training.

Internal / External Contacts

Contact within the University is limited but most frequently will be with other athletic employees. Also, visitors will frequently seek directions. Minimal contact outside the University. Possible attendance at seminars or other training classes.

Physical Demands

HEAVY – Exert up to 70 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects. Requires walking, standing, lifting, and carrying heavy objects up to 8 hours per day and multi-limb coordination to operate heavy equipment. Other physical requirements of the job include the ability to bend/crouch/or kneel, see, reach, climb, and balance or kneel.

Working Conditions

Work Environment: Primarily an outdoor work environment which includes exposure to temperature and weather extremes (heat, cold, rain, etc.). Work Hazards: exposed to dirt, dust, fumes, pollen, noise, and hazardous chemicals such as insecticides, fungicide, and fertilizer. Some work may occur at heightened elevations such as on ladders and scaffolding. Work with heavy equipment such as chain saws, mowers, hedge trimmers, etc. Work Schedule: May be required to work overtime 3-4 times each year. This position is considered essential during a campus emergency. The incumbent in this position is expected to report to campus, provide the essential services designated and work under the overall direction of the Crisis Management Team for the duration of a campus emergency.

Security Sensitive Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
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Job Duties

Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Maintains landscape plants.
- Mows, edges, trims, prunes, rakes, plants, waters, and weeds the turf, trees, shrubs, ground cover, and flowers on campus.
- Cleans assigned areas after work is complete.
- Picks up litter and empties trash cans.
- Cleans streets, sidewalks, loading docks, and parking lots.
- Fertilizes plants.
- Keeps area drain grates clean.

Percentage of Time 90
Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Performs other duties as assigned.

Percentage of Time 10

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have one year of related landscaping/grounds work maintenance experience?
    • Yes
    • No