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Groundskeeper 1

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Salt Lake Community College will complete a criminal background check on the finalist.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Groundskeeper 1
Open Internally or Externally External
If faculty, tenure track status
Reports to (title) Manager II, Grounds
Department Facilities Grounds
Requisition Number 17038
Position Type Replacement
Job Category Staff
FT/PT Full-time
Initial Work Location
Starting Salary $25,287 - $26,552
Job Open Date 08/29/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Review Date 09/06/2017
Job Summary

Position performs grounds maintenance jobs at various SLCC campus locations in efforts to keep SLCC campus grounds safe and beautiful throughout the year including turf maintenance, plant and tree care, and irrigation. This is an important position to the college because all duties performed are visible and contribute greatly to the environment and overall appeal at each campus.
Requires moderate physical effort to perform a variety of gardening maintenance duties including: watering grass, flowers, and shrubs, transplant/planting sod, flowers, shrubs, and trees, weeding flower and shrub beds, weeding, litter removal, and general equipment maintenance.
Position has a regular schedule but requires flexibility and must be available to work on call for snow removal and sprinkler system emergencies, 24 hours a day 7 days a week, 365 days a year. May direct the work of part time staff. Position will be required to work under various, and sometimes severe, weather conditions ranging from extreme heat and cold, to rain and snow. This position is considered an entry-level groundskeeper position.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

-Turf maintenance and equipment maintenance tasks (i.e. mowing, edging and trimming).
-Perform regular gardening equipment maintenance. Athletic field maintenance to include: seeding, mowing, and striping soccer and baseball fields.
-Maintain irrigation systems for proper water distribution to various landscapes including installation, maintenance and repair (e.g. repairs to valves, pipes, sprinkler heads) at various campuses.
-Maintain grounds to include: watering grass, flowers, and shrubs, transplanting/planting sod, flowers, shrubs, and trees, weeding flower and shrub beds, weeding, litter removal, and general equipment maintenance.
-Removal of snow and ice on a 24 hour/ 365 day on call basis at SLCC campus locations. Areas include parking lots, sidewalks, handicap ramps, roadways. Application of ice melt in designated locations. Operation and maintenance of equipment associated with snow removal job duties.
-Sprinkler emergency repair work on a 24 hour 365 day on call bases at SLCC campus locations.
Open, complete, and close out work orders in the Sprocket system, enter time worked, and order materials.
Other duties as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued
Preferred Qualifications

Prefer prior exposure to irrigation systems (sprinkler repair) and caring for plants.
Commercial Driver License (CDL) helpful, but not required.
Herbicide, pesticide application license helpful, but not required.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required.
Zero (0) to one (1) years direct, paid, full-time work experience required.
Must have a valid Utah driver license to operate some equipment.
In addition to regular work schedule, must be available to work on call for snow removal and sprinkler system emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

-Perform semi-skilled manual labor.
-Knowledge of and ability to use turf maintenance equipment (i.e. hand/push/riding mowers, edgers, leaf blowers, weed eaters, & line trimmers, etc.).
-Equipment maintenance skills to include the following: proper fueling procedures, cleaning equipment, and ensuring it is in working condition.
-Landscape irrigation systems skills to include sprinkler head repair, pipe repair & replacement. Ability to manually open/close valves.
-Ability proper techniques to maintain flowerbeds, shrubs and trees on college campuses including planting, and weeding. Knowledge of various kinds of plants and weeds and ability to identify them.
-Snow removal skills and ability involving motorized equipment and snow shovels.
-Computer and data entry skills. Knowledge of Sprocket work order system and ability to enter time worked, opening and closing work orders, completing work orders, as well as ordering materials as needed.
-Ability to complete all College required training courses. Ability to complete low speed vehicle training.
-Ability to lift 50 lbs. on a regular basis.
-Ability to work from a ladder.
-Receive and follow verbal/written instructions.
-Demonstrate effective team work with all staff.
-Ability to read and understand MSDS labeling requirements.
-Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.
-Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities and special needs.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Special Instructions

Salt Lake Community College will complete a criminal background check on the finalist.

FLSA Non-Exempt

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you first learn about this position?
    • Newspaper
    • Ethnic Media
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Organization
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • SLCC Website
    • Referral Agency
    • Workforce Services
    • College Placement Center
    • Friend
    • Employee
    • SLCC Email
    • SLCC HR Office
    • Other (please specify below)
  2. If other referral source, please specify:

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume / Curr. Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letters of Reference
  4. Other Doc