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University of Missouri - Columbia
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 31, 2023

Hiring Department

Landscape Services

Job Description

Maintain and install campus landscapes and grounds.
Work differs from similar classifications in that a higher degree of knowledge in grounds keeping and landscaping methods must be applied to primary assignments.
Review is accomplished through observation of results with particular emphasis on accuracy, efficiency, appearance and conformance with instructions.
Functional contacts include co-workers, other service department employees and other University staff and students.

Key Responsibilities
Plant, transplant and cultivate trees, shrubs and flowers; determine water requirements of plants and turf, irrigate as necessary.
Prune trees, shrubs and flowers according to standard horticultural practices as necessary to maintain good plant health.
Identify weeds, insects and diseases; mix and apply pesticides safely, according to label instructions and as directed.
Apply fertilizers and calibrate application equipment.
Build stone or tie walls and plant beds; repair landscape irrigation systems.
Perform general grounds maintenance duties: remove leaves, mow grass, aerate turf, weed beds, sow grass seed and lay sod.
Perform hand grading, excavating and shovel work. Remove snow from streets and sidewalks.
Will be on call for snow removal.
May operate tractors, trucks, lawn mowers, chain saws and miscellaneous equipment.
Perform maintenance on grounds keeping equipment.
Perform other duties as assigned.


Salary Range: $16.00-$17.00 Hourly

GGS Grade: C

University Title: GROUNDSKEEPER II

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



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 diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary.
  • Knowledge of tools, methods and materials used in grounds maintenance and landscape construction.
  • Ability on a daily basis to:
    • Grasp, lift, carry and set down heavy objects (50-75 lbs.)
    • Shovel snow, climb ladders and operate heavy power equipment
  • A valid Missouri driver’s license is required.
  • Missouri Certified Public Operators Pesticide License or the ability to obtain within six months after employment is required.
Preferred Qualifications

Two Years of experience in grounds maintenance, landscape construction, or related area.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

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 573-884-2577.

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


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