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Job ID: 135019

North Carolina A & T State University

Date Posted Dec. 13, 2019
Title Groundsworker
University North Carolina A & T State University
Greensboro, NC, United States
Department Grounds / Moving & Hauling
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Minimum Experience/Education
Some knowledge of cleaning procedures, ability to follow instructions and to perform medium to heavy physical work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Special certification may be required for some of these positions.

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
High school graduate and at least four years of experience in planting, cultivation and care of shrubs, trees, plants and grasses; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge of tools, materials and methods used in grounds maintenance work.
Mechanical aptitude to make adjustments and minor repairs to grounds equipment.

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training and experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

Required License or Certification
NC pesticides license

Position Overview
Primary Purpose of Position
Groundsworker is primarily responsible for planting, mulching, fertilizing, mowing, spraying, pruning, edging, trimming trees, plants and shrubs, and planting hedges. Duties include applying safety and operational care in using grounds equipment and tools. The incumbent must practice safety techniques; apply grounds keeping and horticulture practices in maintaining orderly landscape of University grounds. The Groundsworker coordinates work assignments as a team leader through the completion of projects; understand oral and written instructions; and is mindful of safety techniques. The incumbent also performs other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Grounds Department provides maintenance and upkeep for the University’s 200 acre campus, 800 acre farm, and other off-campus properties, natural landscape features and the athletic complex. Other services include sanitation (trash collection and removal), grounds maintenance and upkeep, landscaping, moving/hauling, and setting up for special events.

Work Hours 8 hrs M-F (between 6am-4pm); work overtime and alternate weekends (3 hrs on Saturday and 2 hrs on Sunday); REQUIRED to work during adverse weather (snow, ice, other emergencies)
Key Responsibilities and Related Competencies
Required Competency Knowledge – Technical
Maintain campus grounds by cleaning, sweeping, vacuuming, raking, trimming, pruning, mowing, weeding, edging, mulching, seeding, aerating, de-thatching, cultivating, digging, watering and various other activities.

Mixes and applies herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers on turf, trees, shrubs, ground covers, flowers and all other areas requiring weed and pest control on campus grounds.

Remove ice and snow on sidewalks, steps, commons and parking lots. Plow, shovel, spread ice melt to properly remove hazards.

Maintain and repair asphalt and dirt roads, parking lots, steps, sidewalks and all other exterior surfaces used for vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

Remove, haul and dispose of solid waste and recycle materials from all campus grounds.

Assist in the installation of new landscaping and the renovation of existing landscaping and related infrastructure.

Install fences and sign posts, etc.

Move and haul, load and unload furniture and equipment, chemicals or other materials.

Arrange set-ups for special events per specific instructions.

Operate and maintain a variety of light and heavy equipment, and power tools relating to grounds maintenance and landscape installation.

Assists with trash collection including walking, policing and picking up debris, and emptying trash cans.

drive pickup truck for trash collection as directed (DOES NOT drive sanitation truck).

Perform minor maintenance and repair.

Key Responsibilities and Related Competencies
Required Competency Customer Service/Communication
Communicates and works cooperatively with fellow workers, and others in an acceptable manner. Follows oral and written instructions and ask questions to complete tasks.

Listens to co-workers questions or self-identifies questions that need answering.

Selects an appropriate person to consult to get a workable answer that can allow for progress in accomplishing the job.

Listens and responds to customer’s needs timely and respectfully.

Key Responsibilities and Related Competencies
Required Competency Interpersonal Skills
Uses standard hand and power tools, and large grounds motorized equipment.

Works independently ensuring completion of work assignment to accepted standards.

Communicates very well with team and other individuals (seasonal labor), supervisors.

May serve as lead member of team when directed.

Key Responsibilities and Related Competencies
Required Competency Safety and Health Compliance
Practices safety precautions to ensure a safe work environment for self and coworkers.

Recognize hazards and take measures to avoid them.

Observes health and safety regulations.

Report safety hazards and need for maintenance and repair.

Knows and practices safety when using, mixing and application of chemicals.

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