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Groundskeeper

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply. All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached. Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Groundskeeper
Department Landscape Services
Job Location Oxford
Job Type Full-Time
Job Description

The incumbent is responsible for performing routine grounds maintenance and tasks of an unskilled or semi-skilled nature. This position works under the general supervision of the Grounds Supervisor.

Job Responsibilities

Examples of Work Performed:

Cuts lawns using power mower.

Operates trucks, tractors, carts, power equipment and hand tools, as required.

Cleans, services, and reports equipment malfunctions on all equipment used in grounds maintenance such as mowers, tractor/trailers, high-lift fork trucks, wood chippers and other hand/power tools.

Monitors and participates in gathering and removing trash from campus grounds, streets and walks.

Maintains UM standards on landscaping beds by planting, weeding; trimming; edging; mulching spraying, fertilizing and using herbicides.

Trims and edges around walks, flowerbeds and walls using clippers and edging tools.

Prunes shrubs and hedges using power tools and hand tools to shape and improve growth to meet UM standards.

Rakes, blows, mulches and removes leaves; replaces mulch; cleans drainage ditches and culverts and hauls debris to dumping area.

Waters lawns and shrubs during dry periods using hose or by activating fixed or portable sprinkler system.

Sprays lawns, shrubs and trees with fertilizer or insecticides.

Sweeps and cleans streets; removes snow, ice and debris from streets and walks as required.

Provides guidance to student or temporary employees regarding work duties.

Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions:

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring Department.

1. Mows lawns using power mower.

2. Maintains landscaping beds by planting, weeding; trimming; edging; mulching spraying, fertilizing and using herbicides.

3. Rakes, blows, mulches and removes leaves; replaces mulch; cleans drainage ditches and culverts.

4. Waters lawns and shrubs during dry periods using hose or by activating fixed or portable sprinkler system.

5. Monitors and participates in trash gathering and removal from grounds, streets, walks, ditches, and culverts.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:
Ability to read, write and understand basic instructions.

AND

Licensure:
Incumbents must possess a valid driver’s license and obtain a Class D Driver’s License within the first six months of employment.

Special instructions to applicants

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply.

All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Work Schedule
If part-time, specific number of hours per week
Published Salary $10.75-$12.49/Hour
Exceptional Employment Benefits

The University of Mississippi is proud to offer a comprehensive salary and generous benefits package. Benefits include employer-paid portions of medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. In addition, the UM retirement program provides a 15.75% employer contribution. UM offers generous paid holiday time off, personal (vacation) and medical leave for most employees – staff members accrue personal and medical leave based on their years of service. UM was named the state’s healthiest workplace among all Mississippi colleges and universities and offers wellness programs. For eight consecutive years, UM has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education. For information about our employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview (http://www.olemiss.edu/hr/benefits.html).

Job Open Date 03/10/2017
Employee Category Support Staff
Employee Designation Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)
Clerical skills testing None

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this particular job opening?
    • University of Mississippi website
    • Print ad/newspaper
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • WIN Job Center/MDES Jobs Website
    • Professional meeting or conference
    • Professional journal and through a professional organization
    • Professional list service
    • Listed at historically black or predominately minority college or university
    • Predominately minority-targeted publication
    • Other institution/laboratory/program
    • Referred by a friend who is an employee of the University
    • I am a current employee
  2. * Do you have the ability to read, write and understand basic instructions?
    • No Response
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you possess a valid driver’s license with ability to obtain a Class D Driver’s License within the first six months of employment?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Why are you interested in this job?

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume / Vitae
  2. Cover Letter