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Facilities Supervisor 1, Grounds

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

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Facilities Supervisor 1, Grounds
Open Internally or Externally External
If faculty, tenure track status
Reports to (title) Manager II, Grounds
Department Facilities Grounds
Requisition Number 17049
Position Type Replacement
Job Category Staff
FT/PT Full-time
Initial Work Location
Starting Salary $32,904 - $35,372
Job Open Date 09/13/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Review Date 09/20/2017
Job Summary

Position leads a team of groundskeepers which perform grounds maintenance jobs at assigned various SLCC campus locations in efforts to keep SLCC campus grounds safe and beautiful throughout the year, including turf maintenance, the application of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers, plant and tree knowledge, 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. This position will assist the Grounds Manager in personnel decisions, operational oversight, and other areas as needed. Directs the work of full-time and part-time staff.

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, prune shrubs and trees, 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. 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 advanced groundskeeper or supervisory level position but will also be expected to perform all duties of groundskeeper positions as needed.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Supervisory responsibilities including oversight of employee work, making assignments, performance management, time clock approval, oversight on Sprocket orders, assisting the Grounds Manager with employee relations/performance issues, and assisting the Grounds Manager with other duties as necessary.
Turf maintenance and equipment maintenance tasks (i.e. mowing, edging, trimming, aerating).
Maintain irrigation systems for proper water distribution to various landscapes including installation, maintenance, repair, programming, troubleshooting, etc.
Maintain grounds (i.e. turf, garden areas) to include: fertilizing, applying herbicides/pesticides, watering grass, flowers, and shrubs, transplanting/planting sod, flowers, shrubs, and trees, weeding flower and shrub beds, pruning shrubs and trees, 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
Minimum Qualifications

Associates degree.

Three (3) to five (5) years direct, paid, full-time work experience required.
Herbicide and pesticide application licenses required.

Must have a valid Utah driver license to operate some equipment.

Trade off of work experience and education on a 1 year to 1 year basis.
Part time related work experience may be substituted for full time experience on a pro-rated basis.

Must have or have the ability to obtain forklift certification within six (6) months of start date.

Must have or have the ability to obtain Commercial Drive License (CDL) within six (6) months of start date.

Must complete Master Gardner program within one (1) year of start date.

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

Supervisory skills and team management skills including the ability to effectively assist in the hiring/termination process, train incoming staff on College policy, general Grounds procedures, and Grounds duties (semi-skilled manual labor). Demonstrate effective teamwork with all staff.

Knowledge of and ability to use turf maintenance equipment (i.e. driving mower, hand mowers, edgers, leaf blowers, weed eaters, & line trimmers, etc.). Ability to safely operate tractors, backhoes, forklifts, snow plows, and other equipment. Equipment maintenance skills to include the following: proper fueling procedures, cleaning equipment, and ensuring equipment is functioning properly. Demonstrated proper use of hooking up, unhooking, and safe towing of trailers (moving forward and in reverse) on low speed and regular vehicles.

Advanced landscape irrigation systems skills. Knowledge and skills conducting water audits to determine distribution uniformity, precipitation rates, and providing recommendations for improvement. Ability to use a sprinkler clock and start an irrigation station from a computer and program the schedule and clocks.

Conduct winterization on all irrigation systems. Working knowledge of Maxicom irrigation systems.

Knowledge and skill with garden preparation and design. Ability to apply proper techniques to maintain flowerbeds, shrubs and trees on college campuses including planting, weeding, and advanced pruning techniques. Knowledge of various kinds of plants and weeds and ability to identify them and train others.

Advanced design principles, maintenance, and prep work for turf area(s). Ability to apply aeration techniques. Ability to appropriately calculate application rate for fertilizer based on soil tests, appropriately calculate application rate for herbicide in turf and properly apply to turf, and appropriately calculate application rate for pesticide as needed to control unwanted pests such as insects, arachnids, and rodents.

Knowledge of flowers, shrubs and trees. Assist and advise other department personnel on plant choices and purchases.

Snow removal skills and ability involving motorized equipment and snow shovels.

Computer and data entry skills. Basic MS Office knowledge. Ability to navigate the Internet.

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. Ensure that subordinates complete their assigned tasks on time and according to best practice. Ability to use the time card system to approve time 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.

Ability to perform equipment maintenance tasks.

Receive and follow verbal/written instructions.

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.

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