Groundsworker, Landscape Services

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Requisition Information

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Posted with Limited AccessNoLimited Access Period Ending DateTitleGroundsworker, Landscape ServicesPosting NumberS01332Full-Time/Part-TimeFull-timeTypical Hours Per Week40Regular, Temporary or TermRegularIf temporary or term, enter anticipated end dateBenefits Eligible?YesHourly/SalariedHourlyBand/LevelOP2Hiring Minimum$12.07DepartmentFacilities ServicesLocationMiddlebury, VT CampusHire contingent upon successful completion of the following post-offer screeningCriminal Background Check, Post-offer Pre-employment Physical Exam Position Summary

Position Summary

Maintains and cares for the campus grounds.


Essential Functions

Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and a post-offer pre-employment screening. Please see the physical demands section for additional information.

Sets up grounds for commencement and other major college events.

Assists in equipment repairs.

Operates equipment for summer and winter grounds maintenance.

Removes litter and debris from campus grounds.

Prepares topsoil, seeds, waters, fertilizes areas for new grasses.

*Sets up and operates irrigation systems.

Aerates, overseeds, weeds, fertilizes, mows, rakes and maintains turf areas.

Assists in snow removal from steps, roads and walkways as assigned.

Plants, waters, weeds, prunes and mulches flower beds and shrub and tree beds.

Performs preventative maintenance on tools and equipment.

*Performs all duties in a safe and professional manner and in accordance with established departmental policies and procedures.

General Responsibilities

Assists General Services and Recycling work areas.

Performs associated Facilities Services maintenance work as requested including, but not limited to: plumbing, electrical, carpentry and painting.



High school diploma helpful. Vocational background preferable. Training in the proper use of equipment.
Must have knowledge of proper use of equipment. Some knowledge of horticulture or landscape maintenance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Driver’s license and good driving skills required. Good interpersonal skills. Must be able to lift 10-30 lbs. frequently each day and up to 75 lbs. at least once a day. Must be able to push and pull up to 150 lbs. frequently. Ability to work Saturdays and Sundays as part of a regular or rotating work shift. Requires frequent walking and long periods of time standing. Involves frequent bending, twisting, crouching and reaching.


1-2 years experience in lawn and landscape maintenance.

Physical Demands

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Posting Information

Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and a post-offer pre-employment screening. Please see the physical demands section for additional information.


Some postings require contact information for reference providers for confidential letters of recommendation.

Recommendation Letter RequirementsSupplemental Questions for Posting

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. If you have landscaping experience, please explain the type of work that you have done and the number of years of experience that you have in this area.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Middlebury web site
    • Email Job Alert
    • LinkedIn
    • Employee Referral
    • Newspaper advertisement
    • Other
Applicant DocumentRequired Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Resume/C V
    3. Reference Letter 1
    4. Reference Letter 2




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    Job No:
    Posted: 10/5/2019
    Application Due: 11/7/2019
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