Location: Worcester, MA Category: Other - Per Diem Posted On: Tue Oct 6 2020 Job Description:
Basic grounds maintenance including mowing, trimming, mulching, weeding, raking and miscellaneous landscaping tasks
Waste removal and litter picking
Event setups, loading/unloading of trucks
Other duties as assigned
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Such as may have been gained through graduation from high school or GED equivalent; three months experience in grounds or landscaping maintenance; must possess and maintain a valid Massachusetts Driver's License
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Massachusetts 1C & 2B Hosting Licenses are preferred qualifications for this position
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Knowledge of and skill in the safe operation of landscape equipment (mowers, edgers, chippers, trimmers, saws, shovels, hoes, brooms, blowers, etc.); knowledge of applicable OSHA regulations; ability to read, understand and apply oral and written instructions and labels; ability to operate tractor mounted equipment; ability to work effectively as a member of a team or independently; ability to stand and/or walk for extended periods; ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions; ability to work varied shifts and irregular hours during inclement weather; ability to safely operate groundskeeping equipment and tools; ability to bend, stoop and twist; ability to climb ladders and stairs; ability to lift and carry bags, containers and equipment weighing up to 100 pounds; ability to perform preventive maintenance on equipment operated; ability to drive trucks and low speed vehicles/carts; ability to use respiratory protection equipment; ability to work safely; must be able to use web based technology (email, payroll/time reporting) and communicate via 2-way radio and telephone; must maintain a positive, professional relationship with all members of the Clark Community
SUPERVISION: This position works under the general supervision of the Grounds Superintendent and/or their designee; assignments are received in the form of weekly or seasonal work schedules, daily work orders or oral and written instructions; the Grounds Superintendent and/or their designee schedules, assigns, inspects and approves work and is available to answer questions or troubleshoot problems on a daily basis; after an initial orientation period, work is performed independently or as a member of a team.
This is a Seasonal position with no benefits.
Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than July 15. Exemptions will be made for medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other well-documented reasons.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university committed toscholarship and inquiry that addresses social and human imperatives on a global basis. It is the place where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket, where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States, and where current students stake their claim to the Clark motto, “Challenge Convention, Change Our World,” which is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University educates its undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. The University’s engages students in such areas as biology, chemistry, economics, geography, psychology, urban education, management, environmental science and policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and international development and social change. Clark University’s pioneering model of higher education, LEEP (Liberation Education and Effective Practice) compels undergraduate students to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, and prepares them for lives and careers of consequence.