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Monmouth University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 8, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
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Full Time
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Monmouth University


Department: Facilities Management

Position Summary:
Monmouth University is seeking applications for two Groundskeepers in the Facilities Management department.

The candidate would be expected to: construct, maintain, install and replace plant materials and landscaping components in all University-owned properties on a daily basis using vehicles, lifts, ladders, scaffolding, forklifts, backhoes, tractors, pesticide sprayers, line stripers, measuring devices, power and hand tools;

recommend materials; prepare required material list for projects and daily maintenance; regularly check and report safety problems; take corrective action whenever appropriate.

A full list of job duties is available at

Required Degree, License or Certifications:
Valid Automobile Driver's License in your state of principal residence

Required Skills or Software:
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills

Required Years of Experience: 5

Other Requirements:
Five years of grounds keeping experience. Possess and maintain a valid New Jersey 3A/3B certified Pesticide Applicator’s License or obtain within six months from date of hire.

Must be able to maintain pesticide records. Working knowledge of irrigation systems and ability to perform small repairs (head replacements, broken pipes). Must have experience in laying out landscape beds and annual bedding material including basic plant identification skills.

Must have excellent attendance record and work record. Must have a high degree of attention and care required to prevent injury to self and others. Must perform all work in strict accordance with accepted trade practices, code requirements and all safety and good housekeeping requirements. Attention to details necessary.

Must use all required safety equipment and personal protective equipment (including respiratory protection). Be able to read, write and understand oral and written instructions in English including MSDS directions, chemical product labels, equipment manuals, work orders and be able to carry out work orders as required.

Be able to drive vehicles equipped with standard transmissions. Be willing and available to work overtime as needed and to respond to emergency calls after working hours. Be able to work in all types of weather conditions.

Be able to lift and move heavy objects regularly. Be able to climb ladders and work at heights and in confined spaces. Be able to calculate mathematically.

Preferred Qualifications:
Formal education in turf management, landscape contracting, horticulture or a similar field.

Experience in the maintenance of grounds at a golf course, college or corporate campus, and/or athletic field complex.

Experience in snow removal operations.

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Posting Date: 03/31/2022
Closing Date:

Located along New Jersey’s northern coastline, Monmouth University is a top-tier, private comprehensive institution that is home to innovative academic programs, expert faculty, and nationally ranked Division I athletics. The University enrolls approximately 5,400 students in 61 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including four doctoral programs.

Small classes geared toward individual attention and immersive learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, define the student experience at Monmouth. The University’s dynamic learning environment empowers students to become active participants in their education while fully preparing them for life after graduation. Monmouth’s faculty, experts in their respective disciplines and industries, foster student growth by collaborating with undergraduates and graduates in their research and scholarship.

Approximately one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, Monmouth University sits at the heart of a vibrant culture rich in history, the arts, technology, and entrepreneurship. The University’s 170-acre coastal campus has been named one of the most beautiful in the world, and blends the classic elegance of National Historic Landmarks with state-of-the-art facilities.

A multitude of experiences is available just outside the campus gates. Access Asbury Park’s legendary music scene and diverse cultural opportunities supported by an active LGBTQ+ community. Enjoy Red Bank’s lively theater and dining hub and Long Branch’s redeveloped waterfront with recreational and upscale shopping offerings.

Founded in 1933 as Monmouth Junior College, the institution became Monmouth College in 1956 and received its university charter in 1995. Today, Monmouth University is listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges,” The Princeton Review’s “The Best 387 Colleges,” and Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money.”

Monmouth University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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