Job Summary: The Groundskeeper provides basic labor for landscape and flower installation and maintenance; performs related work as required. Most work is done outdoors in all types of weather. This is the entry level position to the Groundskeeper Career Ladder. The Groundskeeper will be required to drive UA vehicles such as trucks, golf carts, mowers and tractors.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Ability to read, write and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to operate tools, equipment and machinery used in groundskeeping operations. Must be able to lift, handle and maneuver the tools, materials and supplies of the job.
Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Must be able to work overtime, sometimes on short notice. This position will often require long days, on your feet, standing, walking, lifting, and carrying. Over 8 hour days may be required based on the condition of the grounds and campus event schedules. This position will be required to work during all climates of weather, hot, cold rain, etc., depending on season.
Must have valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report as determined by the insurance carrier. Final candidates who are not current University of Alabama employees must submit to and successfully pass a post-offer drug screen.
Preferred Qualifications: In order to move to Level I of the Career Ladder, must have valid U.S. driver's license, be at least 21 years of age and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report as determined by the insurance carrier.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster
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