Groundskeeper/Senior Groundskeeper - $500 Sign-On Bonus
Title Groundskeeper/Senior Groundskeeper - $500 Sign-On Bonus Posting Number S00830JP Department FM - Grounds Job Summary
$500 Sign-Bonus for those hired on or after June 15, 2021 and before August 16, 2021. ½ paid at first check and ½ paid after 90 days, of eligibility requirements are met.
The Bowdoin Grounds division within the Office of Facilities Management maintains 205 acres of campus grounds, consisting of approximately 40 acres of athletic fields, 35 acres of lawns and gardens, and many acres of mixed deciduous and coniferous forests, including the hiking trails in the Bowdoin Pines. They are looking for a Groundskeeper or a Senior Groundskeeper, depending on the level of previous experience, to join the team in their efforts to be stewards of the campus. The grounds crew works together as a team and rarely works completely solo; communication is integral to the work they complete.
Grounds personnel focus on maintaining healthy plants and dense turf to prevent weeds or pests. Bowdoin utilizes an Integrated Pest Management Program and has been gradually expanding an exclusively organic treatment of campus grounds over the past ten years. Education/Skills Requirements
A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required. A valid Maine driver’s license and the ability to comply with the College’s Motor Vehicle Use Policy required. Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents
At least 6 months’ related work experience required. Standard Work Days and Hours
Monday – Friday 7am to 3:30pm. Evening and weekend shifts are required during special events and heavy seasonal workloads. Work may be required 24/7 during emergencies. About Bowdoin
Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.
We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.
Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.
Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston. Shift First Shift Employment Category Full Time Year Round FTE 1.00 Benefits Eligible Yes Pay Type Hourly Background Check Package Requirements Support Staff + MVR Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? Yes Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? Yes Posting Date 07/09/2021 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled No Type of Posting Internal/External Special Instructions to Applicants EEO Information
Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. Supplemental Questions
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- Cover Letter