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Working at Lewis & Clark
The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped
grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to
sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy
conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork
initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive
that includes options for
health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and
Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse
workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to
apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a
qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status,
such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender
identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.
The Groundskeeper performs maintenance and upkeep of grounds and
landscape as directed in an efficient and productive manner.
Perform work under general supervision. Work includes but is not
limited to turf and plant care, hardscape, snow and litter/debris
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Perform landscape maintenance to include: preparing soil,
planting, transplanting, trimming and watering plants, trees,
flowers and shrubs
- Utilize chemical and non-chemical practices for the control of
weeds, disease and insects in turf and landscape settings.
- Applies fertilizers to turf and landscape areas based on plant
- Perform turf maintenance which may include: re-establishing or
repairing turf areas by seed or sod, mow, edge, blow, rake, aerate,
and debris removal.
- Operates grounds equipment that include but not limited to:
Mowers, tractors, back-hoe, trenchers, blowers, chemical
application equipment, edger’s, trimmers, chainsaws and
- Uses hand-tools in the course of there work which includes and
is not limited to: rakes, pruning shears, hand edger’s, loppers,
shovels, wheelbarrows and pesticide sprayers.
- Properly clean equipment and tools after use and contributes to
the cleanness of community work space of the Grounds
- Works in assigned zones, assist co-workers in their assigned
zones and direct student workers when assigned.
- Inspects trees, shrubs and plants to ensure they are healthy,
safe and aesthetically pleasing. Informs and work with campus
arborist of concerns related to trees.
- Clear walks, stairs, ramps and hardscapes of snow, ice, leaves
and debris which may include the use of ice-melt, ploughs, blowers,
shovels and sand.
- Prunes trees, shrubs and plants. Tree work is limited to
non-arborist specialty tasks.
- Maintenance, repair and upkeep of athletic fields.
- Operate manual and automated irrigation systems. Perform
maintenance and repair of said systems.
- Prepares of athletic and non-athletic events that occur
- Repair, maintenance and installation of drainage.
- Installs and sets post for outside signage.
- Keeps an accurate record of labor, material, and equipment
costs for each assigned job.
- Keeps informed about current trends in the industry.
- Performs other duties as assigned (may be in adverse or
- Required to use work cell phone and be responsive.
- Considered essential personnel.
- Respond to college needs after normal working hours.
- 2-year degree or certificate program in turf, plant science,
horticulture or landscape.
- Three years’ experience in landscape or groundskeeping.
- Must possess a current Oregon driver’s license and be approved
to drive under the College’s insurance policy.
- Knowledge of use and care of hand tools and power
- Sound basic knowledge of ornamental horticulture and skill in
the performance of a wide variety of gardening tasks.
- Ability to effectively assume overall responsibility for the
maintenance of a landscaped area.
- Ability to operate tractors larger than 30 HP.
- Ability to perform the physical tasks required to carry out the
- Ability to work independently with little supervision.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Basic knowledge of e mail and Computerized Maintenance
- Must acquire a current Oregon Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s
license within six months after hire.
- Ability to work days, evening, nights and weekends to meet work
requirements outside of normal working hours.
- Ability to read, write and speak English
- Full time
- Benefits Eligible: Yes
The word continuously means that the work may be carried
out over consecutive seven and a half-hour shifts with one
half-hour rest period mid-shift, a fifteen minute rest period two
hours after the start of the shift, and a fifteen minute rest
period two hours before the end of the shift. Working under the
conditions described above, workers are expected to vary their
positions frequently, pause, or stretch in order to avoid fatigue
Directions for Cover Letter
- Must be able to work in a stopped, kneeling, crouched, or
squatting position continuously.
- Must be able to work with arms extended or in front and
supporting the weight of eight pounds continuously.
- Must be able to dig ditches and shovel snow continuously.
- Must be able to lift and carry a fifty-pound weight
repetitively over one-half hour periods.
- Must be able to life and carry a twenty-five pound weight
repetitively and continuously.
- Must be able to climb and work with tools from a 40-ft.
- Must be able to manipulate effectively the tools and equipment
used in grounds tasks.
Please upload your cover letter
on the My Experience
screen in the resume section.
Lewis & Clark College adheres to a nondiscriminatory policy
with respect to educational programs, activities, employment, and
admission. We do not discriminate on the basis of actual or
perceived race, color, sex, religion, age, marital status, national
origin, the presence of any physical or sensory disability, veteran
status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or
any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, and local
laws. The Associate Vice President of Human Resources has been
designated to handle inquiries regarding employment- and
disability-related non-discrimination policies. Title IX inquiries
may be directed to the Title IX coordinator or deputy Title IX
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation
to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you
require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform
your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a
change to the application process or work procedures, providing
documents in an alternate format, using a sign language
interpreter, or using specialized equipment.
Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the
finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a
conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the
conviction is related to the position for which the individual is
applying or would present safety or security risks before an
employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not
necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.
Eligibility to Work
In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department
regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday
prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals
(no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human
Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure
to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result
in immediate termination of employment.