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University of Missouri - Columbia
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 16, 2022

Hiring Department

Landscape Services

Job Description

Nature and Level of Work

Perform unskilled grounds keeping and laboring work involving the maintenance, care and modification of campus landscape and properties. Work is periodically spot-checked and reviewed for neatness and effectiveness. Contacts include co-workers, other service department employees and other university staff and students.

Key Responsibilities

Perform general grounds maintenance duties: remove leaves, mow grass, sweep campus driveways and streets, pick up paper and trash, remove dead trees and limbs, trim trees and shrubs, spray for insects and disease, fertilize plants, plant trees and shrubs, sow grass, lay sod.
Perform hand grading, excavating and shovel work.
Remove snow from streets and sidewalks.
Will be on call for snow removal.
May perform trash pickup of campus area, hauling to and unloading at dump and perform necessary minor maintenance of truck and equipment.
May assist workers of a higher level in performing specialized assignments.
May operate truck, tractor, lawn mower, chain saw and various tools used in groundskeeping, trash pickup and other miscellaneous duties.
Perform other duties as assigned.


$14.00-$15.81 per hour

GGS Grade: B

University Title: GROUNDSKEEPER I

Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.


Hours will vary beteween 7:30AM-4:00PM Monday through Friday

Minimum Qualifications

A job offer for this position is contingent on passing a physical examination to determine if the candidate possesses the physical capabilities necessary to perform the essential functions.
  • High School graduate or an equivalent combination of education and experience, from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities can be acquired, is necessary.
  • Ability on a daily basis to:
    • Shovel snow, climb ladders and operate heavy, power-operated mowing and snow removal equipment
    • Grasp, lift, carry and set down heavy objects (50-75 lbs.)
A valid driver’s license may be required for certain positions.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is not eligible for University benefits. Individuals in non benefit eligible positions may choose to participate in the Tax Deferred Annuity Plan (403b). For information about this plan, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.

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