1. Maintains university grounds using edger, blower, trimmer, mower, and other equipment. 2. Installs landscaping and related items on university grounds. 3. Mow grass, mulch leaves, clean-up grounds and verify designated areas of campus. 4. Assists with appropriate pest control (non-herbicide use) for lawn and landscaping. 5. Maintains equipment such as hand tools; power equipment, including chain saws, edger, weed eaters, push and/or riding mowers, backhoes, tractor etc. May procure supplies, parts, and tools as needed. 6. Responsible for care and routine maintenance of equipment. 7. Operate and make minor adjustments to mowers. 8. May perform special projects related to various aspects of Facilities Management as assigned by supervisor. 9. Perform related duties as assigned.
Education: Ability to read and write. Experience: Three (3) years with at least one (1) year at the preceding level or equivalent. Certification or Licensure Requirements: Valid driver's license.
An equivalent combination of related education and related experience may be considered for this position.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of Landscaping practices and procedures. Skill in operating lawn equipment. Ability to follow detailed instructions. Ability and knowledge to operate hand tools, power tools, heavy machinery or other equipment. Basic math, reading and writing skills.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
Regularly involves lifting, bending or other physical exertion. Often exposed to one or more elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc.
Job frequently requires standing, walking, reaching, climbing or balancing, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands, and lifting up to 50 pounds.
Job occasionally requires sitting, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, and lifting more than 100 pounds.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
All interested applicants must apply online at www.msujobs.msstate.edu and complete a Support Staff Application.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Internal Number: 501791
About Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting institutions and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as an R1-Very High Research Activity University. Also, a National Science Foundation “Top 100” research University, MSU shelters a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, and values the talents of our distinguished faculty, staff, and student scholars. Here, a culture of inclusion is fostered and we’re driven each day to make a difference at the local, state, regional, national and global levels. At Mississippi State University we invite you to join us as we continue our momentum in research, teaching, and service.
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