Perform the following functions on the campus:
Prune and trim trees and shrubs
Pick up and remove litter, leaves, and debris
Weed both mechanically and chemically
Plant, water, fertilize shrubs, flowers, trees, etc.
Remove snow and ice from walks and roads
Assist in maintenance of grounds equipment, tools, etc.
In all functions, material that is mowed/pruned/cut/etc. is recycled (mulched, composted, etc.)
Understand written and verbal directions; work under stressful and variable weather conditions (hot, cold, wet, dry, etc.). Able to read, comprehend, and follow instructions on product labels and MSDS sheets.
Must be physically able to perform the various duties of a groundskeeper. This includes lifting and carrying 100 pounds, standing for long periods of time, driving vehicles, using equipment, operating power and hand tools, reaching, squatting, walking, pulling, pushing, kneeling, twisting. Will be exposed to dirt, noise, chemicals. Work under varying weather conditions (wet, dry, hot, cold, etc.)
Generally works 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. May have to work extended hours or weekend hours to support University activities. On occasion will assist the Building Maintenance crew and with setups. Exact work hours may be modified/variable to fit the season of the year. This position is of temporary capacity and maintain employment as needed.