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Haverford College
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 16, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Auxiliary Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Haverford College seeks to hire a full time (40 hours per week), non-exempt, benefit eligible Groundskeeper. The Groundskeeper is responsible for landscape maintenance operations, including all elements of lawns, walks and roadways. Minor hardscape repairs, maintenance of secondary areas, etc.

Essential Functions & Primary Responsibilities:

Able to performs manual labor such as litter pick-up and trash removal, cleaning of storm drains and curbs, raking and removal of leaves, removal of snow and the application of ice control materials, set up chairs and bleachers for special events, clearing brush.

Able to operate basic power equipment and tools, such as small tractors, lawn mowers, string trimmers, edger, leaf blowers, wood chipper, walk-behind blowers, and chain saws.

Apply fertilizers by hand and push spreader.

Assist in turf renovation and repair

Acquire and maintain a Pennsylvania pesticide applicators license.

Other duties as assigned

Line of Report: Reports to Grounds Manager

Essential or Non-essential Employee:

This status determines for the identification, treatment of time, and use of “Essential Personnel” during campus emergencies, including those that dictate suspension of services and/or closure of operations, i.e. inclement weather. During an emergency, Essential Personnel are required to be on campus in order to provide services that relate directly to the health, safety, and welfare of the College, ensure continuity of key operations, and maintain and protect College's properties.

☒This is an Essential employee role

☐This is a Non-essential employee role

Education, Training, & Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent

Ability to follow oral and written directions in English

Have and maintain valid driver's license

At least two years of experience in Grounds Maintenance

Ability to interact with campus community in a positive manner

Special Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid U.S. Drivers' License and ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Record Check
  • Ability to obtain and maintain PA Act 153 Child Abuse Clearances (completed and submitted clearances to the Office of Human Resources are required before first day of employment, or start date may be delayed)
  • All faculty and staff (including contract workers) who are employed or engaged by Haverford College, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and provide proof of vaccination, unless an exemption from this policy has been granted as an accommodation or otherwise.
  • This position is considered essential personnel and will be required to work during periods of inclement weather when the College is closed for a weather emergency.
  • Successful completion of the Pesticide License examination. Proof of licensure will be required prior to the end of the four month introductory period

Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions Required of this Position:

  • Lifting (to exert strength to move objects from one place to another):

    • Sedentary Lifting: (0-10 pounds)Three to six hours
    • Light Lifting (10-20 pounds):Three to six hours
    • Moderate Lifting (20-50 pounds):Three to six hours
    • Heavy Lifting (50 to 100 pounds):Up to three hours
    • Pulling (to exert force upon an abject to move or change its direction:Three to six hours
  • Pushing (to draw an object toward oneself to move or change its direction):Three to six hoursCarrying (to hold objects while moving entire body):Three to six hours
  • Reaching or working above shoulder (to extend arms upward or outward away from body):Three to six hours
  • Walking (to move entire body in erect position):Three to six hours
  • Standing (to maintain body in erect posture in stationary position):Up to three hours
  • Sitting (to rest weight on buttocks and back of thighs with legs bent at knees):Three to six hours
  • Crouching/Stooping (to bend upper body forward while fully flexing knees):Three to six hours
    • Kneeling (to maintain upper body in erect position while resting knees on ground):Up to three hours
  • Climbing (to ascend or descent heights using ladders, scaffolding, stairs, poles, inclined surfaces):Up to three hours
    • Twisting (to rotate upper body while feet remain stationary):Three to six hours
  • Driving (operating a motor vehicle, crane, tractor, forklift, etc.):Three to six hours
  • Exposure Limitation (i.e., cold water, dust, gas, fumes, extreme temperatures):Six to eight hours

To Apply: Interested applicants should complete an application, to include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three (3) references as one Word document or pdf by visiting . The application deadline is July 29, 2021. Failure to provide the required documents may result in lack of consideration. Haverford College does not sponsor work visas.

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