This is semi-skilled work in the care of the grounds of a state institution, facility, or public building. Work involves responsibility for the appearance and general care of the University grounds and athletic fields and may include seasonal lead work of a small group of employees or resident helpers engaged in cleaning and other simple grounds keeping activities. Work involves considerable physical and manual labor throughout the year exposed to the elements.
Annual salary $27,873.00, plus comprehensive benefits including tuition waiver for self and dependents.
Knowledge and experience in care and maintenance of lawns, plants, trees, etc.
Recycling practices and methods
Herbicide, insecticide, and pesticide applications procedures
Common occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade
Safely operate motorized vehicles and equipment
Maintain and make ordinary repairs to machinery, equipment, and improvements to grounds, athletic fields, roadways, parking lots, and sidewalks
Work in adverse weather conditions
Perform strenuous manual labor
Communicate effectively orally and in writing
Basic PC skills
Ability to work with students, staff, and visitors of diverse cultures, racial and ethnic groups.
Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Demonstrated strong analytical and excellent problem-solving skills.
Ability to work independently and in coordination with others.
Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Valid driver's license.
Successful completion of three background checks and pre-employment physical.
Experience equipment operator
Active PA pesticide license
Current CDL driver's license
Graduation from relevant technical trade school or degree in related field
Knowledge in maintaining athletic fields and equipment
Experience working in a higher education environment
Medium amount of physical effort required.
Medium exposure to physical risks.
Ability to sit/stand for long lengths of time
Must work outside for up to 6 hours a day
Must be able to lift/pull/push up to 50 pounds
This position requires working in ice, snow, rain, and sunny conditions, and other adverse working conditions.
Individuals must work mostly outdoors all year round, but some work is indoors.
Work in conditions from 0°F to 100°F.
Work environment may be dry, wet, humid, noisy from other construction activities or operation of building/grounds equipment.
Will encounter presence of dust, odors, debris, chemicals, and other potentially hazardous materials.
May have to work in cramped spaces and otherwise uncomfortable positions in the performance of assigned tasks.
Must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment when necessary, hard hats, respirators, eye protection, hearing protection, etc. Example – individuals holding this position are essential as defined by the collective bargaining agreement and will be expected to report to work during weather and other emergencies.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
This position is designated an essential employee position. Employee is expected to report to work during their designated shift during emergency situations, university closures or delays. Work performed during these events will require duties typically outside normal job duties and functions.
Must attain State certification as a pesticide applicator within one year of hire and maintain proficiency.
Must possess valid Driver’s License.
Days Worked: Monday to Friday
Hours/Shift worked: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Quicklink for Posting/Requisition: 8450
Internal Number: 8450
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