Civil Service Extra Help- Grounds Worker (15368) (Multiple Vacancies)

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
SIU Edwardsville Main Campus

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Working Position Title:Grounds Worker Position Title:Civil Service Extra Help- Grounds Worker (15368) (Multiple Vacancies) Department:724260 - Facilities Management Job Posting Description:

The Department of Facilities Management at Southern Illinois University (SIUE) is currently seeking applicants for multiple Grounds Worker positions. This position will assist the Grounds department in maintaining the Edwardsville campus grounds by weed eating, mowing, weeding, etc.

To Apply for this Vacancy:
This position is a current Civil Service Extra Help vacancy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. This is a temporary position at the University and do not offer benefits. Hours/days of work may vary based on department need.

When applying through the HireTouch system, please be sure to complete all updated 2023 forms that are attached to the job located under your Applicant Profile box (refresh browser if needed).

Applicants must submit an updated and complete SIUE Application, which must include complete employment history, through HireTouch. Your application should reflect a thorough list of relevant skills and experience related to the minimum qualifications listed for this position. If the Civil Service application is incomplete you will not be considered for the position as our office will be unable to evaluate your submission to determine if you possess the required minimum qualifications.

If qualifying by education or to qualify for a required educational prerequisite, you must submit your transcripts, including those for SIUE, at the time of application. Please submit any other licenses or certifications related to the position at the time of application.

Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment. For more information, please visit the Office of Human Resources website at or call 618-650-2190.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:

-High school diploma or equivalent.

-Any one or combination totaling six (6) months from the categories below:

Coursework or vocational training in horticulture, landscaping, or a closely related field, as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent:

Fifteen (15) semester hours equals six (6) months

Work experience in grounds maintenance, landscape maintenance, nursery, agriculture work, grounds construction, and/or tending to lawns, turfs, trees, flowers, bushes or other shrubberies, ornamental plants, and other grounds-related work.

-Valid/current driver’s license as required by the State of Illinois for the type of motor vehicles(s) to be operated by the incumbent.

Posting Salary:$16.96 Hourly Location:SIU Edwardsville Main Campus Posting Start Date:05/18/2023


Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live.

Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottom land and only 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 13,000 individuals and 2,300 faculty and staff. The city of Edwardsville is consistently cited as one of the top cities in Illinois for families, based on several factors, including affordability, green spaces, excellent schools, low crime rate, financial stability and philanthropic spirit.

SIUE is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, as well as more than 30 additional accrediting agencies. In January 2019, SIUE was reclassified by The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education to the newly created doctoral/professional universities category. Fully certified at the Division I level by the NCAA, SIUE is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference and the Mid-American Conference (MAC) (men’s soccer & wrestling).

Join the adventurous minds here at SIUE that are changing the world; explore our employment opportunities today.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nurtures an open, respectful, and welcoming climate that facilitates learning and work. As an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce, we will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status.  For more on our State of Diversity, visit SIUE Mission, Goals and Plans 

The SIUE Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at The report contains campus safety and security information, crime statistics, fire safety policies, and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. This report is published in compliance with Federal law, titled the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” and the Higher Education Opportunity Act also known as the “Campus Fire Safety Right to Know.” For those without computer access, a paper copy of the report may be obtained, with a 24-hour notice, from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, 1-618-650-2536.

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