Groundskeeper I/II

Location
Alabama, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Oct 05, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time


Position Details

Requisition Number

S453P

Home Org Name

Landscape Service

Division Name

Assoc Vice President Facilities

Position Title

Groundskeeper I/II

Job Class Code

NA28, NA29

Appointment Status

Full-time

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

No

Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Level I (Grade 27: $20,300 – $33,800): Under direct supervision, performs basic-level landscape functions to maintain and improve University grounds.

Level II (Grade 28: $22,300 – $37,200): Under general supervision, performs a variety of intermediate landscape functions to maintain and improve University grounds.

Two positions are available.

Essential Functions

Level I – (1) Maintains University grounds using hand tools such as a shovel, pick, and rake, as well as power tools including a weed eater, edger, hedge trimmer, tiller, and blower. (2) Operates a push and riding mower to mow grass and operates utility task vehicles to perform work. (3) Performs basic landscape-related duties on University grounds to include weed pulling, plant watering, pine straw/mulch installation, and sod installation. (4) Provides debris removal with cleaning and litter control equipment to keep University grounds, streets, and parking lots free of dirt, leaves, trash, and other debris. Maintains University hardscapes through the use of a pressure washer. (5) Maintains and cleans hand and power tools and equipment including, but not limited to, checking fluid levels and blade sharpness. (6) May be responsible for meeting and maintaining training and certifications requirements as outlined by the applicable department’s training and credentialing requirements. (7) May perform other related duties as assigned.

Level II – (1) Maintains University grounds using hand tools such as a shovel, pick, rake, and shears, as well as power tools including a chainsaw, power shears, auger, weed eater, hedge trimmer, tiller, and blower. Operates a push and riding mower to mow grass. (2) Performs intermediate landscape-related duties on University grounds to include non-selective herbicide application, plant installation, pruning, seasonal color maintenance, weed pulling, plant watering, pine straw/mulch installation, and sod installation. (3) Operates utility task vehicles, dump trucks, and utility tractors and front mount attachments to accomplish work. (4) Maintains, cleans, and provides upkeep for hand and power tools and equipment including, but not limited to, checking fluid levels and blade sharpness. (5) Provides debris removal with street sweeping equipment, all-terrain vehicles, and other cleaning and litter control equipment to keep University grounds, streets, and parking lots free of dirt, leaves, trash, and other debris. Maintains University hardscapes through the use of a pressure washer. (6) Provides irrigation maintenance by performing minor repairs, gluing pipes, replacing heads, and more. (7) May be responsible for meeting and maintaining training and certification requirements as outlined by the applicable department’s training and credentialing requirements. (8) May provide mentoring and training to Groundskeeper I’s. (9) May perform other related duties as assigned.

Education Level

High school diploma or equivalent

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Level I - 2 years

Area of Experience

Experience in groundskeeping operations.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level II – 4 years experience in groundskeeping operations

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Minimum Technology Skills

Level I – Working knowledge of plant materials. Basic landscape-related skills. Ability to safely utilize and operate landscape tools and equipment. Ability to advance and progress in the field.

Level II – Intermediate knowledge of plant materials including the ability to identify commonly used plants and apply pesticides. Knowledge of seasonal colors and maintenance. General knowledge of irrigation systems. Ability to safely operate utility task vehicles, dump trucks, and utility tractors. Proven landscape-related skills. Ability to safely utilize and operate landscape tools, equipment, and utility vehicles.

Minimum License and Certifications

Valid Driver’s License

Desired Qualifications

Salary Grade

27

Salary Range

$20,300 - $37,200

Job Category

Building/Grounds Maintenance

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Posting Date

10/05/2020

Closing Date

10/19/2020

EEO Statement

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Quick Link for Internal Postings

http://www.auemployment.com/postings/19773
Documents Needed to Apply
Required DocumentsOptional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
    • AU Employment website
    • Employment websites (Indeed, HigherEd Jobs, etc.)
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • Newspaper
    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • HR email
    • Social Media
    • State Employment Service
    • Walk-in
    • Other
  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University.
    • Not a current Auburn employee
    • Current Auburn employee in position less than one year
    • Current Auburn employee in position more than one year
  3. * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have 2 years of experience in groundskeeping operations?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one prior to selection?
    • Yes
    • No


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