Temporary Grounds & Maintenance Pool

Job description

Salary: $10.00 Hourly
Job_Type: Part Time
Job_Number: TM2
Closing: Continuous
Location: Main Campus
Division: PHP Temporary Pool

General Summary

Maintain and repair Campus grounds and facilities such as lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, roads, sidewalks, and parking lots; move various furniture, equipment, supplies and machinery as assigned.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Plant, prune, weed, seed, roll, rake, spray, sod, mow, trim, water, remove, transplant, fertilize and cultivate various trees, plants, grass, shrubs and flowers.

Maintain Campus streets, walks, parking lots, and other facilities by cold patching holes, packing, grading, sealing joints and cracks, pointing lines and markings and cleaning catch basins.

Remove snow and ice as assigned by sanding, salting, sweeping, chopping, shoveling, and/or operating snow removal vehicles and equipment.

Construct, erect, dismantle, maintain, and store traffic and pedestrian control aids and signs.

Operate and adjust hand and motorized equipment and vehicles such as rollers, mowers, vacuums, sweepers, tractors, loaders, trucks and other related vehicles and equipment.

Paint dumpsters, posts, equipment, picnic tables, sign frames and cases, hand and guard rails and other items as assigned.

Collect, haul and dispose of refuse.

Assist in coordinating work assignments to ensure timely job completion.

Move and transport furniture, supplies, equipment and machinery; load and unload trucks as assigned.

Maintain cleanliness of work and storage areas and all tools, vehicles and equipment used in the performance of duties.

Assist skilled tradespersons as assigned.

Report any damage, malfunction, irregularities and/or potential hazards in buildings, grounds, equipment, vehicles or supplies to supervisor.

Perform application of approved pesticides.

Perform as a loyal and willing employee.

Train other in the performance of the essential duties.

Perform related Departmental duties as required.


Ability to read, write, interpret instructions, and perform basic arithmetic, typically acquired through the completion of a high school education is necessary.

Knowledge of tools, equipment and methods used in grounds maintenance in order to work independently and maintain a satisfactory level of safety is necessary.

Possession of a valid Michigan drivers' license is necessary.

Ability to perform physically active work of a heavy nature, requiring frequent walking, climbing, pushing, pulling, stooping, kneeling and crouching activity to perform routine grounds keeping functions is necessary.

Ability to perform occasional lifting of a minimum of up to 100 pounds may be required, routine lifting of 50 pounds required.

Able to climb ladders up to 15 feet.

Supplemental Information


This is a pooled posting for temporary employment. The intent of this classification specification is to provide an illustration of the level of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report

The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report is available online
at: https://www.emich.edu/police/documents/current_yearly_crime_stats.pdf

The report contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.

If you would like to receive a paper copy of the Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report, you can stop by the Department of Public Safety at 1200 Oakwood St. or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 734-487-0892 or emailing [email protected]





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Job No:
Posted: 3/27/2021
Application Due: 5/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time