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Groundskeeper/Laborer

Employer
Jacksonville State University
Location
Jacksonville (Main Campus)

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Job no: 495767
Work type: Full Time
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Staff

Department:

Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance

Requested Start Date:

June 27, 2022

Normal Work Schedule:

7:30am-4:30 Monday-Friday, Call maybe required

Salary:

$9.09 per hour

Job Summary:

The Groundskeeper Laborer performs lawn and grounds work of an unskilled nature that will vary with the season. Responsibilities involve physical labor that is conducted mostly out of doors in all weather conditions. Tasks may occasionally include those on a semi-skilled level. Duties will be assigned in detail by an immediate supervisor and are subject to frequent inspection.

Essential Functions:

  • Cuts grass using push mower. Cuts or removes weeds and grass from sidewalks and edges of buildings using weed eater.
  • Poisons grass and weeds using backpack sprayer.
  • Picks up trash and debris on campus grounds, removes trash, leaves and debris from curbs, gutters and drains using rakes, shovel, and leaf blower.
  • Plants grass cleans out flower beds, and spreads fertilizer. Spreads dirt/soil to fill flower beds or uneven areas on grounds.
  • Drives university vehicle on and off-campus to transport tools, equipment and supplies from one location to another, or to dispose of trash/leaves
  • Cleans rooms or areas where tools and equipment are stored.
  • Operates chain saw, mowers, hedge trimmers, weed eaters, sprayers, and related tools in grounds care tasks.
  • Rods out sewer lines to unstop blockage.
  • Loads and unloads heavy machinery, equipment and supplies; moves, assembles, and disassembles scaffolding.
  • Stands, walks, stoops, kneels, squats and bends for extended periods of time and on different terrains.
  • Lifts, moves, and transports mowers (approximate weight - 125 lbs.) to campus locations.
  • Carries leaf blowers, weed eaters, and backpack weed sprayers (approximate weight - 25 lbs.) in transport and uses for extended periods of time.
  • Climbs extension ladders to clean roofs and drains.
  • Cleans blades of mowers, leaf blowers and other equipment used.
  • Observes/inspects grounds to determine need for mowing/trimming.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school graduation or equivalent required.
  • Experience in the operation of tractors and mowing equipment required.
  • Valid driver’s license required.

Recommended Documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume

Clery Notice: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, https://clerycenter.org/policy-resources/the-clery-act/ the Jacksonville State University Police provide information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three calendar years. The JSU Annual Campus Security and Fire Report is available online at: http://jsu.edu/police/docs/CleryAnnualReport.pdf

Equal Employment Opportunity: JSU is an Equal Employment, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Advertised: Jun 01 2022 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: Jun 11 2022 Central Daylight Time

Organization

Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State University is a learning-centered university in Jacksonville, Alabama, whose mission is to provide distinctive educational, cultural, and social experiences for a diverse student population.

Located in the Appalachian foothills of northeast Alabama, approximately midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU is home to more than 9,500 students representing 44 countries. As a learning-centered university, it strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting their educational, career and personal goals. As an academic institution, it seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, it promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. For a complete list of Goals, Core Values and Strategies to fulfill this Mission, go to http://www.jsu.edu/president/strategic_planning.html

Academically JSU offers 95 academic programs and concentrations, including bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs in a variety of disciplines that prepare graduates for meaningful careers and ongoing education.  More than 40 online programs are offered.  The University features seven colleges on its 459-acre campus - Arts and Humanities; Business and Industry; Education and Professional Studies; Health Professions and Wellness; Social and Behavioral Sciences; Science and Mathematics; and Library. Most academic programs have discipline-specific accreditations, a reflection of their quality and JSU’s commitment to excellence.

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