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Senior Groundskeeper

Metropolitan Community College
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 19, 2022
Position Information

Position Information

Career Opportunity Number

Position Title:
Senior Groundskeeper

MCC - Any Location

Position Type:

Class Category
Classified Staff

Job Open Date

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

Initial Screen Date:

Minimal Qualifications:

• Associate’s Degree and 4 years of experience in grounds care and maintenance, or 6 years of grounds or maintenance related experience. • Valid Driver’s License required Note:

• Minimum Education Qualification can be substituted with an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

There are opportunities available at both the Longview and Penn Valley campuses.

Preferred qualifications:

• Ornamental Turf Pesticide (Technician certification) • Knowledge of grounds equipment, maintenance and safety procedures

Work Hours

Normally scheduled Monday through Friday; however, may be required to work other shifts to include evenings and/or weekends. Schedule subject to change based upon department needs.

The hiring range is $34,931 to $37,027. A competitive benefit package is included.

Special Instructions to Applicants

PLEASE NOTE : There are opportunities available at both the LONGVIEW and PENN VALLEY campuses. Interviews will be conducted by a screening committee.

We offer all full-time employees medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans, as well as retirement, 403b, employee assistance, and flexible spending and health savings account. We have a generous time-off policy including vacation, sick/personal days, holidays, and paid spring and winter break.

We can’t wait to show you why Metropolitan Community College is a great place to work!

Class Summary

Metropolitan Community College is the oldest and largest public institution of higher learning in Kansas City, Mo. MCC currently offers over 120 associate degree and certificate programs; on campus, online or a combination of both. MCC employees are committed to providing equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, creed, race or gender.

Metropolitan Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, birth, ancestry, national origin, or disability. EOE /M/F/Vets/Disabled

Typical Essential Duties

• Schedules and assigns work related to lawn and grounds maintenance activities; ensures that all operations are performed in accordance with applicable policies and procedures.
• Develops and implements plans for snow and ice removal and salting, and trash disposal.
• Works with contactors to maintain grass, beds, shrubs, trees. Performs lawn and tree chemical applications. Acts as contract quality assurance
• Leads maintenance mechanic assistants, as needed, to maintain grass, beds, shrubs, trees.
• Schedules and performs preventative maintenance and repair on all grounds equipment.
• Performs grounds maintenance activities, to include planting trees, plants, and shrub; mowing and raking lawns and assigned spaces; and aerating and watering lawns.
• Prepares and maintains records, and maintains and orders supplies as needed.
• Plans and designs campus landscapes according to the vision of the College.
• Operates equipment and machinery such as tractors, trucks, snow plows, forklifts, hedgers, and chainsaws.
• Ensures that all grounds related equipment is maintained to an acceptable level through mechanical troubleshooting, and preventative maintenance.
• Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.


• Knowledge of applicable equipment, tools and cleaning chemicals;
• Knowledge of basic training principles;
• Knowledge of computers and related software applications;


• Skilled in prioritizing and assigning work;
• Skilled in cleaning and sanitizing facilities and equipment;
• Skilled in performing landscape maintenance;
• Skilled in handling and applying applicable cleaning chemicals;
• Skilled in using applicable tools and equipment;
• Skilled in monitoring and replenishing inventory;
• Skilled in preparing records and logs;
• Skilled in training staff on routine work methods;
• Skilled in utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, and others sufficient to exchange or convey information.

Positions Supervised

Physical Requirements

Positions in this class typically require: balancing, climbing, crouching, feeling, fingering, grasping, hearing, kneeling, pulling, pushing, stooping, reaching, repetitive motion, standing, talking, visual
acuity, and walking. The work is very heavy work which requires exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force
constantly to move objects.

Incumbents may be exposed to hazardous physical conditions, such as, mechanical parts, electrical currents, and vibrations; atmospheric conditions, such as fumes, odors, gases, and poor ventilation;
hazardous materials, such as chemicals, blood, and other bodily fluids; extreme temperatures; inadequate lighting; work space-related movement restrictions; intense noise; other environmental conditions, such as, challenging behaviors, imminent danger, and threatening environment.

Licensing Requirements

Valid Driver’s License required

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education you have as conferred through an official transcript?
    • Have not completed High School/GED
    • High School/GED
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    • Doctorate degree
  2. * How much grounds or maintenance related experience do you have, as supported by the employment history listed on your application?
    • none
    • less than 1 year
    • between 1 and 2 years
    • between 2 and 3 years
    • between 3 and 4 years
    • between 4 and 5 years
    • 5 years or more
  3. * A requirement for this position is the possession of a valid driver's license AND an acceptable driving record. Do you currently meet this requirement?
    • No
    • Yes
  4. * Do you have a Ornamental Turf Pesticide (Technician certification)?
    • No
    • Yes
  5. * Do you have knowledge of grounds equipment, maintenance and safety procedures?
    • No
    • Yes
  6. How did you learn about this position?
    • Academic Keys
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Craigslist
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Dos Mundos
    • Employee referral
    • Facebook
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Kansas City Call
    • Kansas City Globe
    • Kansas City Hispanic News
    • LinkedIn
    • MCC Website
    • Monster
    • Other Source
    • Twitter
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. License
Optional Documents
  1. Transcript 01
  2. Transcript 02
  3. Transcript 03
  4. Transcript 04
  5. Transcript 05
  6. References
  7. Letter of Recommendation 01
  8. Letter of Recommendation 02
  9. Letter of Recommendation 03
  10. Other Document 01
  11. Other Document 02
  12. Other Document 03

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