To advance the college's mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous decisions and improvements to the College Learning Environment.
GENERAL JOB SUMMARY: Will perform routine grounds maintenance responsibilities in a safe and efficient manner to maintain a high standard of appearance of all campus property, including sidewalks, loading docks, parking lots, building entrances and structures, as well as other common areas across campus. In addition, ensure safe operations and cleanliness of campus fleet vehicles.
UNIVERSAL CORE COMPETENCIES:
Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.
Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.
Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.
Ensure adherence to safe work practices.
Monitor Grounds Department equipment utilization, perform routine maintenance and repairs.
Perform routing grounds maintenance responsibilities such as, but not limited to, mowing and trimming grass, pulling weeds, cutting back perennials, emptying outside trash receptacles, picking up litter and other general maintenance requirements.
Provide campus plant material renovation, installation, post planting follow-up, maintenance and care.
Perform other related work duties as assigned.
Be able and willing to represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve.
Ability to safely operate, maintain and detect defects in equipment and make minor repairs or adjustments.
Ability to question plant material for signs of disease, pest and/or cultural concerns.
Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions in the job involved.
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers, other department staff and supervisory personnel.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.
Light to medium work. Position involves exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally (10-33%); up to 20 pounds frequently (34-66%), and up to 10 pounds constantly (67-100%) to move objects. Physically able to perform routine reaching, grasping and repetitive motion constantly (67-100%); stooping, kneeling, walking, bending, lifting, talking, climbing and balancing frequently (34-66%); and crouching, crawling, standing, sitting, pushing and pulling occasionally (10-33%). Work activities occur most frequently (34-66%) outside and occasionally (10-33%) inside.
Persons working in this position will be subject to extreme heat (temperatures above 90 degrees for periods of more than one hour); and extreme cold (temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour).
Potentially subject to bio-hazardous waste; chemicals; moving mechanical parts; electrical current; working on scaffolding and high places up to 25 feet; bucket truck lift up to 55 feet; atmospheric conditions that may affect the respiratory system or the skin; fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation, noise, and vibration.
Working/technical knowledge of various horticultural equipment, lawn mowers (hand, power and riding), tractors, skid loader, forklift, Tele-handler, dump & bucket truck, spraying equipment, snow plows, snow blowers, sanders, and other related grounds maintenance equipment.
Must have valid driver's license with a clean driving record. Subject to random DOT drug screening.
Kirkwood Community College declares and affirms that it values and respects diversity and inclusion in all College-sponsored events, all employment practices, and all educational programs and activities. The College will not tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment of persons on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, religion, or disability.
Anyone who has questions or complaints should contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, or by phone to (319) 398-5572, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560, Fax: (312) 730-1576, Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.
At Kirkwood Community College, we are focused on success. Whether you are a prospective student or parent, an employer or simply someone who cares about the growth and vitality of eastern Iowa—you have an energetic, committed partner with us at Kirkwood. Since the mid-1960s our graduates have worked, raised families and prospered in this area. More than 70,000 of these grads have applied their academic degrees to work in a host of fields. Tens of thousands more have enjoyed life-enriching experiences through our Continuing Education programs. As our college has grown, so have the tools and facilities to meet the changing needs of our Creative Corridor. A key part of that growth in service is our network of regional centers. Kirkwood employees have long set the standard for innovative talent, visionary spirit and overall excellence in their work. Being part of Kirkwood means being part of a deep commitment to the success of every student, every day.