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Groundskeeper Lead

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 7, 2024

Job Details

Official Title: Groundskeeper Lead
Business Title:
Employment Class: University Staff
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: Minimum $17.00/hour, commensurate with experience
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Terms of Employment: Continuous
Position Summary:

Directs and coordinates activities of workers engaged in landscaping, gardening, grounds keeping, and tree pruning activities to ensure completion of grounds work assignments. May assist in planning & implementing landscaping projects.

UW Oshkosh provides a competitive benefits package for all benefit-eligible positions. Click here for more details.


Directs day to day operational activities of various lawn & landscape projects

Monitors staff & assists with basic training

Assists with organizing layout of planting sites, plants & material, researches & evaluates new material & equipment

Installs & maintains the health of new & existing plants, turf, & trees in the landscape using a variety of equipment

Properly identifies & remedies plant & insect damage

Maintains cleanliness of entire campus

Perform snow removal duties with focus on quality, safety, & efficient execution


Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Ability to perform manual labor including; lifting, bending, stopping, twisting & other motions for extended periods of time with or without reasonable accommodation

Work experience operating equipment (Mowers, tractors, variety of vehicles, varying small engine equipment, & snow removal equipment)

Hands on experience planting & maintaining woody & herbaceous plants

Experience with snow removal efforts

High school diploma or equivalent

Knowledge of safety considerations / precautions & occupational hazards related to grounds maintenance & equipment operation


Experience maintaining natural & artificial turf

Experience delegating individual responsibilities and projects to crew members

Technical degree in horticulture or related field

To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Resume & contact information for three (3) professional references

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Application review will begin on April 20th, 2024 and will continue until position is filled. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)
For the UWO Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see , or call UWO Police Department, at (920) 424-1212 for a paper copy.


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