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Grounds Technician, Grounds Department (Greenhouse)

Fort Hays State University
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Oct 10, 2023

Job Details


Job Posting Title
Grounds Technician, Grounds Department (Greenhouse)

Job Description

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, with occasional weekend hours or extra hours as required. (Summer hours are 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Thursday and 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM on Friday.)

  • Set schedule Monday through Friday, with the exception of occasional weekends for trash, snow removal, and lawn care.

  • KBOR 403B retirement plan

  • Benefits package with Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

  • Paid Time Off: Accrues 6.77 hours vacation and 3.7 hours sick leave per pay period

-earn up to 272 hours of paid leave per year, (176 vacation, 96 sick leave)
  • State paid holidays

-New Year’s Day, MLK Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas
  • Tuition Assistance for you and your family - DAY ONE ELIGIBILIT

-Employee's are eligible for up to 6 free credit hours per semester.

-Spouse and dependents are also eligible after a year. Dependent coverage will start at 20% and will increased each year by an additional 20%.

Minimum Requirements: High School diploma or GED equivalency. One to two years of experience in the horticulture field and a valid driver’s license at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications : One to two years of experience in the operation of medium and light duty equipment.

Responsibilities: Primary duty will be to assist in the maintenance of the university greenhouse, flower beds and landscaped areas on campus. Additional duties may include, but are not limited to, performing general grounds maintenance work, equipment operation, and snow removal.

Residency requirement: 30 minutes response time

Salary: $12.35 per hour

Benefits : Competitive benefit package

Required Application Documents : Applicants should submit a resume and names and contact information for three professional references. Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Donna Augustine

Community of Hays

FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant college town of approximately 20,000, located halfway between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70. Hays is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas. The community boasts excellent recreational programs and facilities, including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, and extensive walking, running, and biking trails. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes that offer great opportunities for boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily. The Hays community is home to excellent Pre-K and K-12, public and private schools. With over 60 restaurants, major retail outlets, a low unemployment rate, and very short commute times, the city provides a safe, welcoming, low-cost, high-quality living environment for the residents who call "Hays, America" home.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or for further information on how this might affect you.


 Fort Hays State University

Fort Hays State University was founded in 1902 as the Western Branch of Kansas State Normal School. The institution was originally located on the grounds of Fort Hays, a Nineteenth-Century frontier military outpost. The state of Kansas initially intended the university’s academic programs to focus on agriculture, but it opened as a “normal” or teacher’s college.

FHSU today is a regional comprehensive public university where determined, innovative and caring faculty and staff share a deep commitment to teaching and mentoring students. Our mission is to develop the engaged global citizen-leaders our world needs today. 

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