Grounds Crewman

Job description

Job Title:

Grounds Crewman

FLSA Status:

Non Exempt

Posted Salary Range:


Employment Status:

Full Time


Facilities Management

Minimum Qualifications:

High School diploma or equivalent (G.E.D).
Licensing Requirements: None.

Purpose of Job:

The selected individual will be responsibility for maintenance and landscaping of the university grounds. Grounds personnel must be available for early morning and/or night hours depending on campus events and in some instances the weather forecast. Work may be done in a group with other groundskeepers, other FM staff, student workers, or staff from other departments. The ability to work with people of diverse personalities, education, and cultural background is important.

Scope of Responsibilities:

•Mow and trim grass with power mowers and other power tools.
•Weed flower beds, around shrubs, and trees as directed.
•Remove dead branches, prune, and maintain trees.
•Assist with the removal and disposal of trash and debris.
•Rake or blow leaves and grass.
•Move furniture, set-up offices, and other academic spaces as directed.
•Maintain streets in the immediate vicinity of the campus.
•Maintain 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 the cooperation of all personnel is expected in order to carry out the mission.

Essential Job Functions :

•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 the Department of Facilities Management.
•Should be well organized and able to work independently without close supervision.
•Should be vitally interested in grounds maintenance.


High School diploma with one to two years experience in the care and 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.

Licensing and Certifications :


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

•Ability to work within the overall organization of Facilities Management.
•Must possess good oral and written communication skills with the capacity to follow instructions and the capability to express ideas effectively and concisely.
•Must be willing to seek training to enhance or learn new skills.

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas:


Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds:


Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds:


Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds:


Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds:


Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds:

Not Required


Not Required

Extended Work Hours:


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Close Date:


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EEO Statement:

EEO Statement:
Alcorn State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or other factors prohibited by law in any of its educational programs, activities, services, admissions, or employment practices. The following offices are designated to handle inquires and/or complaints regarding non-discriminatory policies and procedures of Alcorn State University:
Complaints, inquiries, or specific requests in regard to Title IX and Section 504 directives should be made to: Title IX Office, Walter Washington Administration Bldg., Room 519A, Lorman, MS, 39096, (601) 877-6700.
Complaints, inquiries, or requests in regard to non-discrimination in employment practices should be made to: Human Resources Department, Walter Washington Administration Bldg., Room 107, Lorman, MS, 39096, (601) 877-6188
Questions, complaints, or requests in regard to ADA/ADAAA compliance in employment practices should also be made to the department of human resources.

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Job No:
Posted: 5/1/2021
Application Due: 5/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time