Grounds Specialist

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Description

Looking to Transform and Change Lives every day? Think about joining our Jackson College team and be a part of one of the elite League for Innovation Colleges. Located in the Midwest, with four beautiful seasons, miles of golf courses and beautiful lakes parks, trails, and active downtown. Jackson has an Amtrak stop, bus service, and we are an hour from an international airport. Our employees enjoy working on a beautiful campus complete with state-of-the art facilities, a fitness trail, disc golf, on site mental, dental, and physical care and childcare. We believe in serving our community and making a positive difference to the life and future of our region by making socially responsible decisions that have real, beneficial and measurable impacts on people and the world around us. While we offer many of the amenities of larger institutions, our students, and our Total Commitment to Student Success (TCS2), is our focus. We provide small class sizes, individual professional development opportunities and a family atmosphere.

The Grounds Specialist performs groundskeeper duties to assist in the overall landscaping plan of the college locations. This position is responsible for the care of trees, shrubs, plants, lawns, landscaping beds and parking lot maintenance. Provides snow related removal with appropriate equipment. Assists in the preventative maintenance for critical assets in the facilities area, as needed.

Essential Functions

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES included the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Under limited supervisor, use necessary equipment to maintain trees, shrubs and plants, as related to the college’s overall landscaping plan.
  • Operate sweepers in cleaning drives, walks and parking lots.
  • Maintain grounds equipment, warehouse lift truck, and college vehicles.
  • Remove snow and ice from driveways, parking lots, sidewalks and other campus areas.
  • Provide miscellaneous assistance for repair of campus facilities during peak times
  • Clean manholes and catch basins.
  • Schedule watering of lawns and plants.
  • Pick up debris from site.
  • Other duties as assigned by administrative supervisor including assisting other facilities staff during peak times.
  • Responsible for understanding, supporting and actively demonstrating the College’s beliefs, values, mission and vision and be evaluated by same.
  • SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESThis position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    CONTACTS AND PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:

    Internal: Daily contact with department personnel. Regular contact with staff from other departments in service provider capacity.

    External: Contact with students in service provider capacity.

    Minimum Qualifications

    QUALIFICATIONS

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

    Education and Experience

    Required:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Two (2) years of related experience.
  • Valid Michigan Drivers license with no restrictions
  • Commercial Drivers License (CDL) within 6 months of employment.
  • Other Skills and Abilities

    Ability to troubleshoot and execute solutions from start to finish. Ability to present a positive image of the college and the Facilities Department in relationship with others and in one’s personal habits. Cooperative personality to be able to function with team members. Neatness in one’s personal habits and dress in accordance with tasks. Capable of using the computerized Summit Tracer Trane control system. The position may require flexible work hours.


    Language Skills

    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, blueprints, specifications, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organizations.

    Mathematical Skills

    Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

    Reasoning Ability

    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch; or crawl; and talk; or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    WORK ENVIROMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to hot, cold, wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to occasionally loud. . Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    “This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required and shall not be construed as declaring the specific duties and responsibilities. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his or her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.”

    Supplemental Information

    Jackson College only accepts on-line applications though this system. For assistance with this, please call 517-796-8468.

    Please use your legal first and last names on your application. If you are hired, you will have the opportunity to identify and utilize your preferred name.

    The Jackson College Nepotism policy prohibits the hiring of direct relatives of current employees or members of the Board of Trustees including spouse, domestic partner, child, stepchild, parent, stepparent, aunt, uncle, niece/nephew, grandparent, grandchild. This policy applies to all full and part-time employees except for student workers, tutors, temporary employees and adjunct faculty.
    It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess (even if you are repeating it from your resume or cover letter). For instance, do not say, "See Resume or C/V." Your resume, cover letter, and if a degree is required an unofficial transcript must be attached to your application.

    When you apply for the position, you will get to the document upload area where you will be given an opportunity to attach your documents such as your vita, transcripts, etc.. Instructions will also be found there.

    The College reserves the right to request proof of degree or certification at a later date if these documents are required as part of the qualifications for the position. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal background as part of the employment process.

    If selected you will be required to complete the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Employment Eligibility Verification form I-9 and provide documentation verifying identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Jackson College is NOT able to support Visa applications for employment at the college. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered.

    Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and interview process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.
    A copy of Jackson College's Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report is available on the JC Campus Safety & Security website. The security report contains crime statistics for the previous three years for all of our campus locations and the annual fire safety report, which contains statistics for any reported fires in campus housing units and fire safety systems in these buildings. Additionally, the report contains policies, available resources and information concerning personal safety, fire safety and reporting procedures for both crimes and fires.

    Jackson College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively supports workforce diversity.

     

     

     

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    Job No:
    Posted: 6/3/2021
    Application Due: 6/22/2021
    Work Type: Full Time
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