Groundskeeper I

St. Louis
Jan 13, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Groundskeeper I
Location: St. Louis
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 35319
Hiring Department Grounds ResponsibilitiesPerform unskilled grounds keeping and laboring work involving the maintenance, care and modification of campus landscape and properties. Work is periodically spot-checked and reviewed for neatness and effectiveness. Contacts include co-workers, other service department employees and other university staff and students.
  • Perform general grounds maintenance duties: remove leaves, mow grass, sweep campus driveways and streets, pick up paper and trash, remove dead trees and limbs, trim trees and shrubs, spray for insects and disease, fertilize plants, plant trees and shrubs, sow grass, lay sod. Perform hand grading, excavating and shovel work. Remove snow from streets and sidewalks. Will be on call for snow removal.
  • May perform trash pickup of campus area, hauling to and unloading at dump and perform necessary minor maintenance of truck and equipment. May assist workers of a higher level in performing specialized assignments.
  • May operate truck, tractor, lawn mower, chain saw and various tools used in groundskeeping, trash pickup and other miscellaneous duties.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications

A job offer for this position is contingent on passing a physical examination to determine if the candidate possesses the physical capabilities necessary to perform the essential functions.

  • High School graduate or an equivalent combination of education and experience, from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities can be acquired, is necessary.
  • Ability on a daily basis to:
  • Shovel snow, climb ladders and operate heavy, power-operated mowing and snow removal equipment
  • Grasp, lift, carry and set down heavy objects (50-75 lbs.)
  • A valid driver’s license may be required for certain positions.
Minimum Salary$10.19/hr Application Deadline
January 22, 2021 Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

For questions about the application process, please call (314) 516-5805. If you are experiencing technical problems, please email [email protected].

Benefit Summary

The University of Missouri - St. Louis offers benefit-eligible employees a wide variety of benefits including: health, dental and vision coverage effective on the first day of employment, vacation and sick time accrual, four personal days per year, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, pension and employee and dependent life insurance. For more information about our benefits, please visit

UMSL is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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