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Sun-Thurs, 6:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hours per Week
Months per Year
Commitment to Inclusive Excellence
Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal
Access/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness,
equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek
excellence through diversity among our students, administrators,
faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is
Purpose of Position
To enhance the aesthetics of the University with the installation
and maintenance of irrigation systems as well as campus landscapes,
pruning, athletic fields, turf-grass areas and other associated
projects for the university community on the Highland Heights
campus. Performs snow/ice removal duties.
Work schedule including days and hours are subject to change
depending on the needs of the university and the Facilities
Management Operations & Maintenance Department.
This position is “mission critical”.
Installation and maintenance of irrigation systems on campus, treat
and maintain all the turf grass and water areas on the
Examine and scout the turf area and look for IPM methods before
Keep accurate records of all herbicide, fungicide and fertilizer
Turf maintenance to include, mowing and trimming.
Snow and ice removal.
Assist with road installation repair and maintenance.
Assist with concrete installation and repair.
Assist in maintaining and installing signage for roads and campus
Respond to emergency situations as necessary during and after
normal work hours.
Assist in maintaining and repairing all Roads & Grounds
equipment. Assist the Operations & Maintenance department, the
campus and the community with issues related to the outdoor
High school diploma with 2 years related experience. Associate’s
Degree preferred with 2 year related experience.
Valid driver’s license required.
KY Pesticide Category 3A applicators license required within 6
months of hire. Applicants already possessing this license will be
Basic computer skills helpful with ability to read blue prints
regarding location of underground utilities for irrigation
Must possess the ability to: perform medium heavy to maximum
physical exertion on a regular basis; lift and carry bulky objects
weighing 50 lbs or more; work in extreme weather conditions (i.e.
heat, cold, rain, snow, sleet, etc.); operate all related equipment
including, but not limited to, dump trucks, tractors, loaders,
mowers (both riding and push), seeders, gators, snow plows,
chainsaws, pruning tools, all types of hand tools, etc.
Must have reliable transportation and ability to respond and work
as needed during snow and other emergencies.
Must have a strong commitment to customer satisfaction and safety
Any candidate chosen for this position will be required to undergo
a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state
It is Northern Kentucky University’s policy to ensure equal
employment opportunity for all persons and to take the necessary
actions needed to recruit, employ, train, promote, and retain
qualified faculty and staff, including members of protected groups.
Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status,
which is defined as age, color, disability, gender, national
origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic, or veteran
status, is prohibited.
High School Diploma
Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled
Is this an internal only posting?
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed to Apply
- * Do you have a valid driver's license and are you permitted to
drive without restrictions?
- * Please list any hand/power tools and equipment related to
groundskeeping you are familiar with and have operated
(Open Ended Question)
- * Do you have the ability to perform medium heavy to maximum
physical exertion on a regular basis as well as the ability to
occasionally lift up to 50 pounds or more?
- * Are you able to work in adverse weather conditions, i.e.
extreme heat, cold, rain, etc?
- * How many years of experience do you have in this type of
- * Please list any licenses or certifications you might have
that are directly related to this position.
(Open Ended Question)
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application