Grounds Worker

Job description

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Job No: 511485
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois

Title: Grounds Worker

Department: Campus Services Division / Grounds

Campus Location: Normal, IL

General Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Grounds Foreman, performs unskilled and semi-skilled labor in connection with grounds maintenance or construction.

Required Qualifications

1. High school graduation or equivalent.

2. Any one or any combination totaling six (6) months in the categories listed below:

a. work experience in grounds maintenance or grounds construction and/or tending to lawns, turfs, trees, flowers, bushes or other shrubbery, and ornamental plants

b. work experience in one of the following: landscape, nursery, agriculture or grounds related areas.

c. coursework or vocational training in horticulture or a closely related field*.
*twelve (12) semester hours = six (6) months

A final candidate must complete a post-offer pre-employment physical exam. Employment is contingent on the successful result of the pre-employment physical.

**Must acquire a Class A Commercial Driver's License within first five (5) months of employment for this position.

Desired Qualifications

1. Appropriate State of Illinois Pesticide License and knowledge of USEPA regulations regarding pesticide use and storage.
2. Ability to comprehend written and oral instructions.
3. One (1) year or experience in the grounds' maintenance field excluding home or personal lawn care business.
4. One (1) year of experience operating large equipment (backhoe, loader, skid loader, fork lift, high lift, street sweeper).
5. Experience in hardscape construction.
6. Experience in the mixing and application of pesticides and herbicides.
7. Must follow directions.
8. Must have willingness to work as directed.

Work Hours

7:00am to 3:00pm, 5 days/wk; days off subject to bid

Functional Expectations

Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:

Must be able to stand or walk continuously for up to three hours at a time; ability to shovel snow and mulch; ability to lift 92 pounds.
Ability to bend, crouch, and kneel.

Work Environment- Work is primarily outside year-round and can be unpleasant because of heat or cold.

Proposed Starting Date

June 2021

Salary Rate / Pay Rate


Required Applicant Documents

Reference List
Transcripts (if using to qualify for position transcripts are required - may be unofficial)

PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Optional Applicant Documents

Certification of Retirement Annuity

PLEASE NOTE: These documents may be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Special Instructions for Applicants

Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work experience portions. Please list all education and all jobs you have had. Do not leave gaps in employment. You must list all duties you performed in the job duties section (Phrases such as "See Resume" are not acceptable). Failure to follow any of these instructions may constitute an incomplete application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

In order to be eligible for Veteran's Preference points on the exam, appropriate military service documentation, such as a DD-214 must be submitted prior to the application deadline or brought to the Civil Service exam in order to receive the maximum eligible points.

If using college coursework to qualify for the position, transcripts (may be unofficial) must be received by the application deadline. Transcripts may be uploaded with the application or faxed, mailed or delivered to Human Resources by the posting close date.

Fax: 309.438.0011, Attn: Colette Homan
Address: Illinois State University
Human Resources
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300

A Civil Service examination will be required. You will be notified by e-mail if you meet the qualifications for the examination. Please closely monitor your email for correspondence regarding your application status.

A final candidate must complete a post-offer pre-employment physical exam. Employment is contingent on the successful result of the pre-employment physical.

This position is represented by AFSCME Local 1110.

Contact Information for Applicants

Colette Homan
Human Resources
[email protected]

Important Information for Applicants

If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

Application Opened: 06/08/2021 03:30 PM CST
Application Closes: 06/22/2021 11:55 PM CST




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Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 6/22/2021
Work Type: Full Time