Overview and Responsibilities
The Groundskeeper is responsible for performing a variety of manual and technical work specifically related to grounds care and maintenance. This position reports to the Maintenance Supervisor.
- Maintain all College landscape features through proper care, maintenance, cutting, planting, replacement and chemical applications as needed.
- Maintain and repair maintenance and landscaping vehicles/fleet/equipment.
- Operate commercial mowing machines, lawn mowers, edgers, hedge trimmers, clippers, etc.
- Operate College vehicles on and off campus.
- Maintain a groomed and clean outdoors environment; sweep walks, pick up trash, and pick up clippings.
- Update and maintain irrigation systems and operate efficiently.
- Remove snow and ice, apply salt and sand as necessary.
- Erect, place, and order signage.
- Assist Lead Groundskeeper with effective and timely completion of assigned grounds related responsibilities.
- Direct grounds work study students and interns.
- Perform work at other campuses as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of turf management, landscape plantings, flowers, shrubs and trees, and commercial landscape activities.
- Mechanical aptitude.
- Planning and Organizational skills.
- Ability to operate heavy equipment such as snowplows, front end loaders, and forklifts.
- Ability to read, understand and follow safety information and operational instructions.
- Ability to model integrity through self-awareness, personal accountability, ethical behavior, quality standards, and sustainable practices.
- Ability to think critically by applying problem solving practices, acquiring relevant information, using technology and other resources appropriately, and evaluating alternatives.
- Ability to communicate effectively by speaking and writing clearly, concisely, and professionally; practicing active listening; reading critically and adapting communication for audience.
- Ability to value diversity by recognizing personal biases, adapting to culturally diverse situations, and demonstrating a commitment to equity, inclusion, and respectful interactions with persons of diverse ethnic, cultural, social-economic, or educational backgrounds.
- Basic knowledge of and skills with technology including software programs for communication, data collection, and decision making including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, and Excel.
- Technical diploma in Agronomy, Horticulture, or Landscape, Plant, and Turf related area preferred or equivalent related experience.
- Two years of commercial landscaping experience.
- Valid WI driver’s license and acceptable driving record (which includes all requirements met as indicated by CVTC's insurance carrier).
- Valid class A, B, and C Commercial driver licenses (CDL) or ability to obtain within one year of hire.
- Wisconsin Individual Commercial Pesticide License or ability to obtain within one year of hire.
In evaluating candidates for this position, the College may consider a combination of education, training, and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform duties of position.As an equal opportunity/access employer and educator, CVTC is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
- Health insurance for employee, spouse, and dependents with attached Health Savings Account (HSA) and wellness incentive
- Dental insurance for employee, spouse, and dependents
- Life and long-term disability insurance
- Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)
- 403(b) tax deferred annuity program
- 457(b) deferred compensation plan
- Section 125 flexible spending accounts
- Paid vacation, personal, and sick time
- Paid holidays
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Tuition reimbursement (eligibility requirements apply)
- Professional development
Generally, with the exception of tuition reimbursement, benefits eligibility begins on the first date of employment (i.e., there is no waiting period).
CVTC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the college's non-discrimination policies: Director of Human Resources, 620 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701, 715-833-6334, WI Relay: 711