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Director of Grounds & Fleet Maintenance

Goodwin University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 19, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Type
Full Time
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This position is responsible for the supervision and oversight of the Goodwin University grounds and fleet maintenance operation, contracted services and department personnel.

Essential Job Functions/Primary Responsibilities :

(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Supervises work for the ground maintenance and upkeep for all Goodwin properties.
  • Supervises the maintenance of all Goodwin vehicles, vessels and small engine equipment.
  • Responsible for the research and purchase of new/upgraded equipment and other department related products, as needed.
  • Responsible for the research and implementation of the latest Grounds Keeping and Fleet Maintenance practices.
  • Performs routine inspections of all properties to maintain University standards.
  • Develops and manages the annual budget for Grounds and Fleet Maintenance.
  • Maintains the appropriate records and documentation for all Goodwin University fleet vehicles and vessels.
  • Responsible for the review and implementation of contacted services.
  • Participates in annual personnel performance evaluations.
  • Conducts regular safety discussions and updates to all department personnel.
  • Conducts all work in a safe manner and ensures all work safety practices are followed.

Other Functions :

  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.
  • Continues professional development and training; keeps current with trends.
  • Assists other department staff and school staff as needed to promote a team effort.

Knowledge, Ability and Skill :

  • Basic knowledge of property management, small engines and vehicles.
  • Computer skills; Microsoft Office and component programs (Work, Excel, Outlook)
  • Supervisory and management skills.
  • Project management skills
  • Mechanical skills


Minimum Required Qualifications :

  • Demonstrates a commitment to fostering and maintaining a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace

Education, Training and Experience :

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Five years of experience in grounds and vehicle maintenance.
  • Supervisory experience preferred

Special Requirements :

  • Valid CT Driver’s license and insured vehicle.

Physical and Mental Requirements :

Work Environment None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3 Outdoor Weather Conditions X Work with fumes or airborne particles X Work near moving mechanical parts X Risk of electrical shock X Vibration X

Physical Activity None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3 Standing X Walking X Sitting X Talking & Hearing X Using hands/fingers to handle/feel X Climbing or balancing X Bending, pulling, pushing X Driving X

Lifting Requirements None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3 Up to 10 pounds X Up to 25 pounds X Up to 50 pounds X Up to 75 pounds X Up to 100 pounds X Over 100 pounds X

Vision Requirements:

X Close vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 inches or less)

X Distance vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 feet or more)

X Color vision (i.e. ability to identify and distinguish colors)

X Peripheral vision (i.e. ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or

left and right while the eyes are fixed on a given point)

X Depth perception (i.e. three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and

spatial relationships)

___ No special vision requirements

(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)

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