The Department of Facilities Services is responsible for the efficient and cost-effective operations, maintenance and management of all Tufts university grounds and facilities consisting of approximately 5 million square feet of space on three campuses (Somerville/Medford, Grafton, and Boston).
A broad range of services are provided to support the University campuses, including facility maintenance by all trades, capital maintenance, custodial services, energy and utilities systems, recycling and waste management, event services, residential facilities coordination, and grounds maintenance.
Related functions, which require close coordination with this department, are public and environmental safety and security, campus planning, and design and construction of capital and deferred maintenance projects including major repairs, renovation, and new construction.
Tufts University Facilities Services department is seeking a responsible and proactive Manager for Grounds Operations who will report to the Director Facilities for Campus Services. The position is responsible for 150 acres including lawns, parking lots, walks and drives, planting beds, natural and synthetic athletic fields, wide variety of trees and large amounts of shrubs and perennial beds. The position will work closely with the grounds staff, the manager for labor and waste/recycling operations, trades zone managers and the campus community. The grounds manager’s position will be responsible for planning, scheduling, implementing, and reporting on the maintenance programs for the Medford campus while maintaining safety as a priority for the employees and the campus community. Key accountabilities include supervising a staff of /- 16 employees supported by seasonal contract services. Applicants should have a wide variety of experience with cost estimating, extensive scheduling and managing basic grounds services and small projects. Extensive experience working with subcontractors and for inspecting and evaluating in-progress and completed work. This is an on-site campus management position.