Temporary Groundskeeper(s) 2018 Summer Program

Position Summary & Description
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) invites applications for full-time and temporary, Groundskeeper position(s) in Facilities Operations for the Grounds Department for the 2018 Summer Program.
Main Campus:
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday - Friday
Beginning Mid March, 2018 through Late October 2018
Punxsutawney Campus:
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday - Friday
Beginning Mid March, 2018 through Late October 2018
This is semi-skilled work in the care of the grounds of a state institution, facility, or public building.
Work involves responsibility for the appearance and general care of grounds and may include seasonal lead work of a small group of employees or resident helpers engaged in cleaning and other simple grounds keeping activities. Work normally relates to grounds care and does not usually involve the operation of a greenhouse or the intensive care of flowers and young plants. Administrative supervision is received from a superior through inspection and special work orders.
Examples of duties:
Lays out and participates in planting, watering, sodding, spraying and trimming and cleaning work on lawns, gardens and walks.
Participates in the maintenance and marking of athletic fields.
Removes dirt, rubbish, snow, leaves and other refuse and maintains roads, lawns, sheds, benches and parking places.
Operates mechanized and motorized groundskeeping equipment such as gang mowers, rollers, and roto-tillers.
Participates in filling, surfacing, hauling and fertilizing operations.
Prepares reports and keeps records of time, materials and equipment.
Performs related work as required.
The above duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned. Position Qualifications
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of groundskeeping and simple horticultural practices.
Knowledge of the care of lawns, flowers, trees, and common shrubs.
Knowledge of the potential hazards of toxic chemical pesticides and herbicides, and the safety precautions required to minimize these hazards.
Ability to interpret pesticide and herbicide label directions and related literature.
Ability to maintain and make ordinary repairs to machinery, equipment and improvements, such as walks, lanes parking places, sheds, and benches.
Ability to lay out and participate in planting, watering, sodding, spraying and trimming and cleaning work in lawns, gardens and walks.
Good physical condition to permit long hours of outdoor physical labor.
Minimum Education and Training
One year of experience in groundskeeping work and completion of the eighth grade; or
Any equivalent combination of experience and training.
Candidates must communicate effectively and perform well in the interview(s).
Candidates must have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members.
The salary for this position is determined by the AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement. External applicants will be offered the minimum rate of pay for this position which is $13.23 per hour.
Essential Functions
This position is heavily involved in outdoor activity and has periods of heavy exertion. Incumbents must have the following abilities:
Ability to travel to field locations and meeting/training sites by motor vehicle when required.
To work under a variety of adverse weather conditions such as extreme heat, cold, rain, wind, dust and snow.
To be able to work extended hours under adverse conditions in response to emergency conditions.
To work in hazardous situations such as around moving heavy equipment, in and around traffic, at heights, on steep grades, and on ladders and uneven surfaces.
Employee must be able to observe and react to hazardous warnings, back-up alarms, flashing lights, voice commands and hand signals.
To perform manual laboring duties such as lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds.
Setting up, operating, testing and measuring equipment.
Using hand tools such as hammers and pry bars, and taking and transporting material samples.
Work often requires stooping, kneeling, bending, stretching and prolonged standing.
To withstand exposure to chemical agents, exhaust gases and lubricants, solvents, poisonous plants, animals, and insects and potential injuries such as bruises, scrapes, cuts, strains and sprains.
To wear all types of required protective gear such as a hard hat, footgear, hearing and eye protection, gloves and respirators.
Special Instructions to Applicants
All applicants must submit a cover letter and resume as an attachment via this online application system at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/iupedu. Names and email addresses of three references must be provided as part of the job application.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. You will receive a confirmation email when your application has been successfully submitted.
For more information or assistance contact the IUP Office of Human Resources at 724-357-2431.
Please do not fax, mail or e-mail any documentation.
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon confirmation of work eligibility and satisfactory completion of all pre-employment background checks.
IUP is a proud member of the State System of Higher Education and is an equal opportunity employer M/F/H/V.

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