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Lead Groundskeeper

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Under general supervision, performs a variety of grounds maintenance duties including but not limited to the following:
  • Mowing, weedeating, edging beds and sidewalks
  • Weed control in beds, parking lots, walkways, etc. using herbicides or mechanical means
  • Planting, establishing, edging, mulching & maintenance of landscape beds
  • Pruning trees & shrubs
  • Trail maintenance – clearing downed trees and noting other hazardous conditions
  • Maintain campus ponds, dams, and outdoor recreation areas
  • Assist with maintenance of ball fields and tennis courts
  • Assist with farm operations and maintenance of herb garden
  • Maintenance of outdoor structures – sheds, shelters, storage barns, sitting areas, etc.
  • Keep gutters and downspouts clear
  • Maintain & repair irrigation & drainage
  • Aerate, overseed, & fertilize high traffic turf areas
  • Maintenance of roads, right of ways, and parking areas
  • Pick up litter, debris, downed limbs, and maintain general cleanliness of campus
  • Pressure wash building exteriors, signs, walkways, monuments, etc.
  • Light carpentry & painting work – fence repair, wood preservation, etc.
  • Light masonry work – sidewalk & stone wall repair
  • Assist with custodial work as needed or during special events
  • Assist with motor pool & grounds equipment maintenance
  • Assist with event set-up & break down, moving, loading, unloading and storing supplies, furniture and equipment
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Facilities Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE

  • Some training or experience in horticulture or landscaping required
  • Knowledgeable in the safe operation and maintenance of grounds equipment
  • Able to recognize problems and triage, report and coordinate proper repairs
  • Display a pro-active initiative and collaborative work style
  • Able to use the mobile work order system to receive requests and track work progress on tablet or mobile device
  • Adjustment of hours and/or weekend work may be required and/or occasional overtime
  • Ability to perform work independently with minimal supervision

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Regularly required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear.
  • Frequently must squat, stoop, or kneel, reach above the head and reach forward.
  • Use hand strength to grasp tools, supplies and equipment.
  • Occasionally climb ladders, use aerial lifts, or enter crawl spaces.
  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Occasionally works with toxic or caustic chemicals such as petroleum products, degreasers, and sprays. Frequently exposed to risk of electrical shock, mechanical hazards, burn hazards, chemical hazards.
  • Moderate noise level.
  • Frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat.
  • Use PPE as required

To apply for this job please visit www.sasweb.org.