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Groundskeeper

Employer
Millersville University
Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 30, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary/Basic Function

This is semi-skilled work in the care of the grounds of a state institution, facility, or public building. Work involves responsibility for the appearance and general care of the University grounds and athletic fields and may include seasonal lead work of a small group of employees or resident helpers engaged in cleaning and other simple grounds keeping activities. Work involves considerable physical and manual labor throughout the year exposed to the elements.

Located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Millersville University of Pennsylvania is one of the 14 public universities of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Our pillars of distinction include exceptionally strong student-faculty relationships, numerous programs of distinction, a beautiful campus and vibrant location, and successful job placement for our students. Our students’ success, both inside and outside of the classroom, is our highest priority, and we provide numerous opportunities to facilitate their academic, personal, and social growth and development. Almost 70 baccalaureate programs are available for our 6,250 students to find their path. Several of our programs are multidisciplinary in nature, combining science, technology, and art to create a more progressive degree. We have over 950 graduate students enrolled in 21 master’s and 3 doctoral programs. Our faculty are highly respected in their fields and dedicated to the success of students in the classroom, research labs, and in campus life. Over 66,000 alumni live in all 50 states and in 72 countries around the world. We seek individuals who embrace and value our EPPIIC values of exploration, public mission, professionalism, inclusion, integrity, and compassion.

Annual Salary Range: $28,577.00 plus comprehensive benefits starting on the first day of employment, including:
  • Health insurance – Low bi-weekly premium. Employees pay 5% of bi-weekly salary for benefit coverage with ability to pay 2.5% when participating in the wellness program.
  • Dental insurance – Coverage is free to employee and dependents after 90 days
  • Vision insurance – Coverage is free to employee and dependents after 90 days.
  • Group life insurance – equal to annual salary (up to $40,000.00) at no cost to the employee
  • Retirement – 2 plans to choose from
  • Tuition waiver – employee, spouse, and dependents are eligible
  • Vacation leave – up to 11 days accrued per year for first 3 years, increases to 19 days per year after 3 years
  • Sick leave – up to 11 days accrued per year, including up to 5 days per year that can be taken to care for a family member
  • Holiday leave – Up to 12 days per calendar year
The State System Employee Benefits Summary can be found at https://www.passhe.edu/inside/HR/syshr/Benefit_Summaries/PEBTF_Summary.pdf

At Millersville University we are committed to fostering a learning and working environment that promotes the intersectionality of diversity to foster a climate of inclusion. Employing our EPPIIC values and the principles of Inclusive Excellence, we hold that an inclusive community is a core value that is an essential part of the foundation for our learning and working environment. Millersville University is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.
Required Qualifications
  • One year of experience in ground keeping trade.
  • Knowledge and experience in care and maintenance of lawns, plants, trees, etc.
  • Knowledge of:
  • Recycling practices and methods
  • Herbicide, insecticide, and pesticide applications procedures
  • Common occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade
  • Ability to:
    • Safely operate motorized vehicles and equipment
    • Maintain and make ordinary repairs to machinery, equipment, and improvements to grounds, athletic fields, roadways, parking lots, and sidewalks
    • Work in adverse weather conditions
    • Perform strenuous manual labor
    • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Basic PC skills
  • Ability to work with students, staff, and visitors of diverse cultures, racial and ethnic groups.
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in coordination with others.
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Successful interview.
  • Successful completion of three background checks and pre-employment physical.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience equipment operator
  • Active PA pesticide license
  • Current CDL driver’s license
  • Graduation from relevant technical trade school or degree in related field
  • Knowledge in maintaining athletic fields and equipment
  • Experience working in a higher education environment

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position is designated an essential employee position. Employee is expected to report to work during their designated shift during emergency situations, university closures or delays. Work performed during these events will require duties typically outside normal job duties and functions.

Must attain State certification as a pesticide applicator within one year of hire and maintain proficiency.

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