Lead Groundskeeper

  • McHenry County College
  • Crystal Lake, IL 60012
  • May 20, 2021
Full time Facilities Management

Job Description



Job Title Lead Groundskeeper Department Facilities Management FLSA Status Non-Exempt Job Type Staff Position Grade 7 Employee Type Full Time Hiring Range Competitive salary and benefits package Grant Funded No Work Year 12 Months Work Year-Other Information Typical Work Schedule

40 Hours - Typical schedule, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Flexible schedule to meet department needs to include possible evenings and weekends

Bargaining Unit Eligibility Yes-Staff Council Work Week 40 Hours Work Week-Other Information Special Instructions to Applicants Position Introduction


Position Summary

Assist with the maintenance and development of all campus grounds, equipment, and supplies.

Reports to Executive Director of Facilities Essential Functions and Responsibilities

· Responsible for a variety of landscape and grounds maintenance activities, including but not limited to:
· Mowing, weeding, spraying, fertilizing, pruning, planting and watering of grounds
· Keeping the parking lots and fields clear of litter and other debris
· Snow removal using shovels, snow throwers and the College-owned plow truck
· Athletic field maintenance
· General grounds repair work
· Assist with landscape installations
· Perform removals of tress up to 12 in diameter
· Works with and coordinates the daily work tasks with the Groundskeeper position.
· Ability to use heavy equipment, such as mini-excavators, skid steers, front-end loader tractors
· Contact contractors for grounds project bidding, e.g. larger tree removals, large area grading/plantings or tree plantings. Monitor their activities while on campus.
· Monitor, critique, and communicate with outsourced landscape maintenance and snow removal on-site work staff
· Maintenance of grounds equipment
· Manage and maintain the College's attic stock of material
· Assist with inventory of grounds supplies/equipment
· Minor maintenance repairs on grounds equipment and machinery
· Interior and exterior painting
· Provide for fleet vehicle service, inspections, repairs, cleaning, and fueling
· Work collaboratively with others (e.g. colleagues, stakeholders, vendors) to accomplish functions and responsibilities
· Assume additional duties as assigned by immediate supervisor

Required Education High School Graduate or equivalent plus specialized training Other Required Qualifications

· High School diploma, plus additional specialized training
· Valid state driver's license
· Two or more years' experience in related field
· Prior experience using heavy equipment such as mini-excavators, skid steers and front-end loader tractors

Desired Qualifications


Skills and Specifications

· Ability to learn technological applications
· Ability to safely operate and maintain grounds equipment
· Background in horticulture or agriculture
· Responsible and dependable
· Organizational skills and self-directed with the ability to work with others
· Ability to safely lift up to 60 pounds unassisted
· Ability to see, smell, perceive color, depth, and texture
· Ability to perform physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving
the whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials
· Trustworthy, thorough and committed
· Ability to read and comprehend manuals
· Commitment and respect for diversity
· Commitment to the College mission and goals
· Ability to perform all of the essential functions, skills, and specifications of the position

Location Main Campus

Application Details

Apply Here: https://mchenry.peopleadmin.com/


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