Grounds Crewman

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Job TitleGrounds CrewmanFLSA StatusNon ExemptPosted Salary Range$20,800Employment StatusFull TimeDepartmentFacilities ManagementMinimum Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent (G.E.D).

Licensing Requirements: None.

Purpose of Job

The Grounds Crewman position was created for the upkeep and grooming of
the university grounds.

Scope of Responsibilities

The selected individual will be responsible for the maintenance and landscaping of the university grounds.

Essential Job Functions

•Mows grass and trims with power mowers and other power tools.
•Weeds flower beds, around shrubs and trees as directed.
•Removes dead branches, prunes, and maintains trees.
•Assists with the removal and disposal of trash and debris.
•Rake or blow leaves and grass.
•Moves furniture and sets-up offices and other academic spaces as directed.
•Maintains streets in the immediate vicinity of the campus.
•Maintains parking lots.
•Provide support and manpower as directed to other departments as well as Facilities Management.
•The above list is not to be considered inclusive. A supervisor may assign other duties to meet mission requirements of the University and cooperation of all personnel is expected to carry out the mission.


High School diploma and one to two year’s experience in the care of maintenance of a similar facility. Will also accept any combination of education, training, or experience which fulfills the requirements of the position and needs of Alcorn State University.

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Knowledge Skills and Abilities

•Ability to work within the overall organization of Facilities Management.
•Must possess good oral and written communication skills and be able to follow oral and written instructions and the ability to express ideas effectively and concisely.
•Must be willing to seek training to enhance or learn new skills.
•Must be accessible and available in the event of emergencies or when needed to meet the ongoing missions of the University.
•Must possess and maintain a Mississippi Driver’s License.
•Must adhere to all safety standards and work practices set by Facilities Management.
•Should be well organized and able to work independently without close supervision.
•Should be vitally interested in grounds maintenance.

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areasNoSedentary Work - Exerting 10 poundsOccasionallyLight Work - Exerting up to 20 poundsOccasionallyMedium Work - Exerting 20-50 poundsOccasionallyHeavy Work - Exerting 50-100 poundsNot RequiredVery Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 poundsNot RequiredTravelNot RequiredExtended Work HoursOccasionallyPosting NumberS642Number of Vacancies2LocationLormanPosition End Date (if temporary)Open Date09/28/2020Close Date10/23/2020Open Until FilledNoEEO Statement

Alcorn State University

Equal Employment Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination
Alcorn State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Alcorn State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

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        Job No:
        Posted: 10/3/2020
        Application Due: 10/23/2020
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