Manager, Grounds

University of Central Missouri
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 17, 2023
Position Information

Position Information

Position Title
Manager, Grounds

Working Title
Manager, Grounds

600345-Facilities - Grounds

Pay Rate



Position Number


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Special Instructions:

This is a full-time benefits-eligible position. Benefits include competitive salary; health, dental, vision, life insurance, AD & D, long-term disability; 3 weeks paid vacation per year; 3 weeks of accrued sick leave per year; 13 paid holidays; retirement; and generous education assistance for an employee, spouse and dependent children taking classes at UCM .

Completed UCM online application for employment required.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

A review will begin immediately and continue until filled.

NOTE : A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer and specifically invites applications from women, minorities, veteran status, and people with disabilities.

Working hours:

Monday-Friday 7:30 am- 4:30 pm
Occasional nights and weekends

Bargaining Unit

Work Location
Warrensburg Campus

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Purpose

Provides institutional leadership as a Facilities Planning and Operations management team member to ensure the highest of campus landscaping, grounds maintenance and snow removal activities for all campus grounds and athletic fields. Leads, develops and motivates the UCM Grounds and Facilities Garage staff to ensure UCM’s students, faculty and staff experience an aesthetically pleasing and safe environment which conveys the quality culture of UCM . Manage garage maintenance operations to include maintenance of the university’s vehicle fleet.

Education & Formal Training
Bachelor's degree (Specify field(s) of study below), Education/Experience substitution (specify)

Other Education & Formal Training

Landscaping, Horticulture, Agriculture, Turf Management, Business Administration

Computer Skills
Word-Processing, Spreadsheet

  1. Five (5) years of experience in landscape and grounds maintenance, including design, construction and maintenance.
  2. Three (3) years of supervisory experience is required.

Other Experience

Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements of Position:
Criminal History check, Driver's license, Missouri license required

Other Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:
Attention to detail, Budget-related skills, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Physical abilities: mobility/strength/dexterity/balance/coordination/endurance, Supervisory skills, including motivation, delegation of duties, evaluation, etc, Management and/or administration skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality

Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Mental skills, including concentration, memory, complex decision making, analytical thinking, and/or conceptual thinking.
General mechanical and electrical ability.
General knowledge of systems operations, steam, A/C, plumbing, and refrigeration.
Ability to read and understand simple blueprints, diagrams, sketches, schematics, and drawings. Willingness to be open to learning and growing.
Maturity of judgment and behavior.
Maintains high standards for work areas and appearance.
Ability to maintain a positive attitude.
Ability to communicate with co-workers and other departments with professionalism and respect.
Ability to work well under pressure
Ability to work well alone and in a team.

Specify sensory abilities:

Physical & Environmental Factors:
Excessive standing and/or walking, Exposure to extreme temperatures, Exposure to fumes and/or chemicals, Exposure to loud noises, Lifting (weight) - 70 lbs., Exposure to heights

Other Physical & Environmental Factors

Exposure to dust/horticulture chemicals/fertilizers.
Work in cramped, hot and wet areas.
Work from ladders, scaffolds, lifts and bucket truck.
Exposure to electrical current.

Lifting weight

Special Working Conditions:
On call/standby work required, Professional appearance, Work in stressful conditions, Irregular work hours

Other Special Working Conditions

Irregular work hours are required during snow events and other emergencies.
Deadlines due to malfunctioning equipment.

Ability to Keyboard
No keyboarding test required.

Special Qualifications:

Other Special Qualifications

CDL must be obtained within 6 months of hire.
Certified Turf Professional within 9 months of hire.
Other (specify): Pesticide Applicators License within 12 months of hire.
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you now or in the future require employer sponsorship to acquire or maintain U.S. work authorization?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * International students on an F1or J1 Visa are not eligible for this position due to Visa regulations. Are you a UCM student on an F1 or J1 Visa?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you understand that the university requires a background check for this position and that any job offer made to the selected candidate is contingent upon the results of this check?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you understand this position requires pre-employment drug testing, random drug testing throughout employment and mandatory post-accident drug testing?
    • Yes
    • No
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents

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