Work performed in supervising a group of utility workers maintaining the grounds on campus.
Supervises personnel engaged in cutting grass, trimming and pruning shrubs and trees, designing annual bed plantings, ordering annual flowers, planting flowers, watering and maintaining annual flower beds, and a variety of other tasks associated with grounds maintenance, landscaping, and other related horticultural areas.
Supervises personnel in the proper use of tools and equipment.
Delivers and distributes equipment and supplies to employees.
Instructs new personnel in the approved courses of procedure and the proper methods involved in the job tasks.
Performing tasks of a semi-skilled nature including mowing, equipment maintenance, irrigation maintenance, observation of turf problems, fertilizer calibration and application, scheduling and other duties as assigned.
Ability to work overtime as needed including weekends and evenings. Facilities employees may be required to report at their regularly scheduled times during emergency closures or during inclement weather to perform essential functions including snow removal duties.
Position is contingent upon sufficient funding.
ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all of our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Job Category: Support Staff
Successful completion of the tenth (10th) grade required. Experience in ground maintenance, gardening, landscaping, horticulture or related areas. Must maintain a valid Driver License.
Internal Number: 15685
About East Tennessee State University
Founded in 1911 (as East Tennessee State Normal School), East Tennessee State University serves over 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. ETSU has eleven colleges and schools, including health sciences, liberal arts, education and business & technology. ETSU is centered on a warm and friendly residential campus nestled in the secure and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Tennessee. As part of the ETSU community, you will enjoy all the region has to offer, including snow-skiing, various festivals, numerous golf courses and lakes, popular national and state parks, whitewater rafting, the Appalachian Trail, and much more.