SUMMARY: Jarvis Christian University welcomes applicants for the position of Groundskeeper. Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the Groundskeeper will operate equipment and maintain the grounds of the University campus by performing a combination of tasks necessary to provide for an attractive and safe campus setting. REQUIRED
High School diploma or GED equivalency preferred Two (2) years of work experience in grounds keeping and general maintenance including experience operating equipment such as trucks, commercial lawn equipment, tractor, and tow motor; OR, a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired. Good organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively A clean and valid driver's license The ability to successfully pass a criminal background check GENERAL
Perform various grounds duties, including but not limited to: leaf raking; planting and mulch replacement; lawn care to include mowing, trimming trees and hedges and flower maintenance; Assist in various general maintenance projects such as carpentry, welding, plumbing, construction, leveling and repair of sidewalks, repairing holes in asphalt, layout and lining of athletic fields. Ability to work irregular hours without degradation of performance. Ability to drive various types of vehicles and motorized equipment. Responsible for daily upkeep of the property buildings and grounds which includes cleaning and removal of trash. Water and upkeep landscaping as needed/directed. Pressure wash curbs, entrances, sidewalks, breezeways, and other surfaces. Adhere to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) standards and company safety policies at all times. In the event of snow/ice, spread salt on public passageways to prevent ice buildup (as needed), rake, sweep, and shovel. Regular and reliable attendance during scheduled hours. Performs regular maintenance and minor repairs on lawn equipment and tools. Other duties, as assigned by the Director of Facilities. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Physical strength/endurance to enable him/her to perform/participate in the following activities: Ability required to bend, stoop, crouch, grasp, push and pull and to climb stairs and/or ladders. While performing required job tasks, physically able to bend, crouch and reach continuously. While performing required job tasks, physically able to remain standing and walk up to 100% of the time. Considerable heavy physical work performed such as: lifting, pushing or pulling of objects up to 50 pounds (any item over 50 pounds would require the incumbent to request assistance). Ability to operate various equipment used in grounds and maintenance areas, including lawn mowers, paint sprayer, tractor, weed eater, chainsaw, hack saw, drill press, welding torch, digger, and snowplow. Work involves moderate exposure to chemical, mechanical, and/or electrical hazards; unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, work out of doors in inclement weather; dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors and/or loud noises which require the employee to use and follow safety measures/precautions. Ability to work irregular hours without degradation of performance. Ability to drive various types of vehicles and motorized equipment.
QUALITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS
Demonstrates trustworthiness, confidence, strong work ethics, and flexibility
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