Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Facilities Management Job Description

Job Summary

Under the direction of grounds working foreman or designee, safely maintain, repair and improve campus grounds, roads, walkways and parking lots.

Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Essential Functions

Labor/Maintenance (80%)

• Must be able to performs general laborers tasks including, but not limited to mowing lawns with power or hand mowers, trimming hedges, loading trucks, removing debris, demolishing walls, hand digging, raking leaves, snow removal with hand shovels and blowers, as well as drive vehicles.
• Must be able to operate college equipment and vehicles in the maintenance of campus grounds.
• Must be capable of safely operating snow plow equipment and hand operated snow blower equipment during the winter months as assigned.
• Observe OSHA safety regulations and practices at all times and participate in required safety programs.
• Complete assigned project work.
• Shall perform daily basic maintenance check of grounds department vehicles and equipment.
• Responsible for cleaning college vehicles, inspecting for damage and performing visual check prior to using. Reporting any issues discovered to the supervisor immediately.
• Maintain positive public relations with all members of the college community.

Other (20%)

• Provide back-up staffing as necessary. •

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Other Functions

All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses)

• Must have a valid driver’s license. Must complete and comply with all college driving credentialing requirements and obtain DOT certificate, if requested. Upon award of this position, a Division of Motor Vehicles background check will be completed.
• Must be able to safely lift and carry up to fifty pounds regularly and up to ninety pounds occasionally. Must be able to bend, walk, stand, climb stairs and ladders and safely operate loaded hand trucks and dollies.
• Driver shall not have a history of moving vehicle violations or vehicle traffic accidents.
• Must demonstrate proficiency in accessing the internet, using the Smith College email, finance, payroll and calendar systems as well as the work order system.
• High school/vocational diploma, GED equivalent or combination of education and experience.

Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

• Minimum of 1 year (preferred) grounds maintenance experience.


• Ability to use good judgment to take appropriate, independent action to carry out the primary functions of the job.
• Must possess the ability to carry out oral and written (electronic) instructions.
• Must be able to safely operate departmental vehicles and equipment including, but not limited to, riding mowers, lawn mowers, hand mowers, snow blowers, snow removal equipment, chainsaws, clippers, and hedge trimmers, demolishing walls, hand digging, hand tools and raking leaves with hand rakes and blowers.
• Must be able to safely lift and carry various types of furnishings, equipment and materials.
• Must be able to kneel, crouch and bend repetitively for extended periods.
• Must possess strong commitment to maintain high standards of maintenance.
• Must have knowledge of OSHA regulations for the safety of the college employees, its users and properties.
• Must demonstrate ability to read and understand Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
• Must be able to work independently and in a team environment.
• Must have a clear understanding of the union contract and all college policies.

Additional Information

Work schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Please attach BOTH a current resume and a cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position . You may combine your resume and cover letter into a single file or attach multiple files to your application, but BE SURE you have provided all attachments BEFORE SUBMITTING your application. You will NOT be able to attach additional files after you have hit the Submit button.

Review of applications will begin

March 5, 2021

Compensation Grade:

Grade 263 13c

Position Type:


About Smith College

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.

Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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