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St. Louis Community College
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 29, 2024

Job Details

Title: Groundskeeper

Employee Classification: Physical Plant - F/T

Department: Grounds

Salary Range: 20.96

Who we are:

We are not-for-profit: St. Louis Community college (STLCC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to empowering students, expanding minds, and changing lives. Employees are committed to strengthening the St. Louis community with inclusive and transformative education.

We are a respected employer: For 60 years, STLCC has served the St. Louis community, expanding to 4 main campuses, 2 education centers, 2 workforce training centers, and 5 centers of excellence. More than one-half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who has taken classes at STLCC.

We make an impact in the community: Through credit courses, continuing education, and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves nearly 69,000 students. More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation. STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than anyone else.

We value Diversity, equity & inclusion: STLCC is committed to fostering an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or class.

What you get:

Benefits package [for full-time employees]: STLCC offers one of the best benefit packages in the St. Louis area. As a STLCC employee you will have access to a 100% match on your contribution to retirement, two health insurance plans options that are no cost to the employee - including an HSA option, low-cost life insurance with a 3x salary benefit, and other low-cost benefits including dental, vision, AD&D, ST LT disability insurance.

Opportunity to grow: Over half of our employees have served the college for more than 12 years, exploring different career paths and advancing to higher level positions.

Education & training opportunities: STLCC offers tuition waivers for employees [full-time and part-time] + their dependents. Full-time employees can take advantage of tuition reimbursement for other institutions after just 6 months of service, and an annual professional development allotment.

Work/life balance: Full-time STLCC employees have access to a generous time off package, including holidays, vacation, personal days, medical leave, and other leave options. Our holiday schedule even includes a paid winter holiday at the end of the calendar year.

Commitment to wellness: STLCC HR boasts a dedicated health and wellness specialist who is enthusiastic about creating a culture of wellness throughout the College. With access to college wellness vendors, employees are educated, motivated, and rewarded for healthy behaviors. STLCC employees and anyone living in their household also have access to an employee assistance program (EAP) that can help them with virtually any life need.

The basics of this position:

STLCC’s Facilities department is seeking applicants for a Groundskeeper position. We are looking for knowledgeable, experienced, and motivated candidates for this year-round position. Working Monday through Friday, with occasional overtime, this position offers an opportunity to contribute to the success of STLCC by enhancing the grounds and landscaping on our multiple campuses. We offer flexible starting times, and our benefits include generous paid vacation and holidays, health insurance, and a retirement plan. Preference will be given to applicants with relevant experience in landscaping and grounds maintenance who possess a current pesticide applicator license.

What you'll do:
  • Maintains campus grounds, including lawns, shrubs, flowers, trees, etc.; plants flowers, trims evergreens and ground covers, plants shrubs, transplants trees, and waters garden areas; cuts areas with riding lawn mower and hand mower; rakes and mulches leaves; chemically controls weeds and bugs in sidewalks and flower beds. Maintains indoor plants. Drives small tractor, truck or other equipment on grounds; shovels snow and operates other snow equipment as needed. Cleans sidewalks, grass area, mulch beds, and other campus areas; empties trash cans, picks up litter, and generally keeps the campus area clean; repairs/patches asphalt, seal cracks, stripes.May repair, patch, stripe or seal lots and walks as needed. Maintains athletic fields. May prepare job labor cards or reports on chemical application analysis. May maintain campus vehicles and grounds equipment, including irrigation apparatus.May train and supervise student grounds employees. Assists in the preparation and lining of athletic fields.
    Performs other job related duties as assigned
Education, experience, and other requirements:

High School Diploma or equivalent and three years experience in landscaping grounds or
nursery farming. Valid drivers' license and insurance. Chemical applicator's license is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:


Since 1962, St. Louis Community College has held fast to the belief that education has the power to lift up individuals and our communities. Ready to join a team dedicated to expanding minds and changing lives? Explore our current openings and see what makes STLCC extraordinary.

As an employer, St. Louis Community College is committed to offering full-time employees a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

At STLCC, we strive to foster an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or class.

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