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Grounds Worker

Employer
University of North Carolina at Asheville
Location
Asheville, NC

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

Posting Number:

S0448

Classification Title:

Building Environmental Services Technician

Overall Position Competency:

Advanced

Working Title:

Grounds Worker

Position Number:

006700

FLSA:

Non-Exempt

NC Salary Grade Equivalency:

GN04 (For employment/re-employment priority purposes only)

Recruitment Range:

$31,200 - $31,980

Position Summary:

This position will report to the Grounds Department of Facilities Management. Responsibilities include pruning, weeding, pest control, planting of trees, shrubs, and perennials, mulching, fertilizing, and all aspects of maintaining lawns, trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials, mowing, weed-eating, snow removal, trash and litter removal, and sidewalk/road/parking lot maintenance.

Division:

Budget and Finance

Department:

Campus Operations

Full-Time / Part- Time:

Full-Time

Months per Year:

12 Months

Time Limited Position:

No

If time-limited, length of assignment:

Not Applicable

Minimum Education/Experience/Skills:

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work. Some positions may require special licenses or certification.

Preferred Education/Experience/Skills:

High School Graduation or GED is preferred. A valid Driver’s license is strongly desired.

A clear understanding of horticultural principles and techniques needed to properly maintain a diverse landscape of trees, shrubs, ground-covers and herbaceous perennials is required. Also the preferred candidate will be knowledgeable in the use of organic products and methods including fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides. Knowledge of the cultivation, pruning, spraying, and trimming requirements of shrubs and trees is preferred.

In addition, the ideal candidate will have an equal amount of experience and a proven proficiency in safe operation of all equipment used for grounds management, including commercial riding mowers, blowers, sprayers, pruning tools, garden tools, spreaders, large snow removal equipment, etc.

Experience in landscape construction, from transplanting large trees and shrubs to proper installation of retaining walls and pavers is preferred. An understanding of written and oral directions to make applications of pesticides/herbicides and fertilizers is required.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years progressive experience in both horticultural knowledge and the use of grounds maintenance equipment.

The ideal candidate will be able to perform duties requiring moderate to heavy amounts of physical labor and exertion in all types of weather, may be asked to assist in the set-up of events, furniture moving, etc., as needed.

Ability to work as a member of a team and independently is required. The ability to communicate well with the public is an important factor of this position.

Work Schedule and Hours:

Typical hours are Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with occasional required overtime as needed to meet the needs of the department and University.

The employee in this position is identified as critical personnel in accordance with UNC Asheville policy.

Competency Profile:

http://oshr.nc.gov/state-employee-resources/classification-compensation/comp-profiles

Special Instructions Summary:

Community Expectations
During this time it is important that the community understand how UNC Asheville operates and what is expected of community members as we work together to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. Please see UNC Asheville’s Community Expectations for more information.

Application Information
Three positions are available.
Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date for each specific position. Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned. Official verification from each college/university you have attended are required upon employment, and will be requested directly from the college/university by Human Resources or from the National Student Clearinghouse. Any expense will be the responsibility of the employee. Educational degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training and experience requirements, management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations. It is the policy of UNC Asheville to conduct pre-employment background investigations on all candidates selected for employment. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice.

Posting Date:

06/24/2022

Closing Date:

07/20/2022

Open Until Filled:

No

Organization

The University of North Carolina Asheville offers a singular experience for original minds.

We’re the original and only liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. We break down conventions, overcome obstacles, expand horizons. We dare to connect curiosity and critical thinking, courage and challenge, imagination and impact, opportunity and responsibility. When the world looks down, we look up.

We’re a public resource that draws on a deep history to make a profound impact—on our students and on the world. We founded the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Our STEAM Studio helped to produce the largest public art installation ever shown in Times Square. We offer majors and concentrations that re-tool the liberal arts and sciences for new challenges and new opportunities. We live in one of America’s great small cities, a mountain town with wit and grit, with an artist’s eye and an explorer’s heart.

We are the originals. We’re rooted in the Land of the Sky, at the intersection of what’s known and what’s possible. This is an education that’s affordable, adaptive, and endlessly relevant. This is an experience where every path leads to a new vista, where there’s room for every voice, and where the future is a frontier—vast and bright and close enough to touch.

UNC Asheville’s national reputation for empowering human potential is rooted in its unique student-centric public liberal arts and sciences mission. UNC Asheville thrives on close-knit connections among students and their faculty and staff mentors. The University’s 3,300 students are innovative, ethical, creative and resilient leaders who seek to understand complex global challenges and find creative, sustainable solutions that benefit our communities and the world. More than 65 percent of UNC Asheville students conduct applied research alongside faculty experts. UNC Asheville consistently ranks as a national top 10 Public Liberal Arts and Sciences University by U.S. News & World Report, and on its list of Most Innovative Schools. UNC Asheville regularly earns several national top 20 rankings in The Princeton Review’s “The Best 386 Colleges,” including Best Quality of Life, Town-Gown Relations, and UNC Asheville has ranked in the top two nationally for the “Best Schools for Making an Impact,” in The Princeton Review’s “Colleges that Pay You Back.”

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