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Grounds and Nursery Keeper (part-time temporary)

Administrative Services --> Facilities & Maintenance

Littleton, CO
ID: 809

 Job Summary

Grounds and Nursery provides excellent customer service to internal and external customers. Expedite and ensure quality standards for cleaning, maintenance and beautification of campus facilities and grounds. Ensure a clean, pleasant and safe environment for students, faculty, staff, and the community. 

Landscaping Maintenance: Operate a variety of manual tools and equipment to include tractors, plows, lifts, hand and riding mowers, trimmers, edgers and other ground care equipment to maintain lawns, trees, bedded plants and flowers. Mow grass, trim, and rake; plant, transplant, spray and trim flowers, shrubs and small trees. Cut and remove limbs from dead trees. Assist with irrigation system maintenance and installation.    

General Grounds Maintenance: Inspect and clean all campus areas including parking lots, around buildings and under shrubbery. Sweep and wash all outside entryways and empty outside trash receptacles. Provide access for subcontractors as needed. Attend staff training courses and meetings. Inspect, maintain and clean ground equipment for proper operation and safety.  

Inclement Weather: Operate snowplow trucks, snow blowers, tractors and hand shovels during inclement weather events. Remove ice and snow from sidewalks, parking lots, and grounds using hand tools, shovels and small bladed vehicles. Apply ice melt and sand as needed.      

This is a temporary non-exempt hourly position. This position may work up to 28 hours each week and up to 9 months, depending on need and budget availability. 

Equity Statement  

We welcome and value the identities and experiences of our students, staff, faculty, and surrounding communities. We seek to engage and support historically marginalized groups whom higher education has traditionally failed to serve. We work to foster an equitable and inclusive learning and work environment that supports our students and employees through professional development, programming, reflection, and transformational change of ACC practices, procedures, services, and teaching. We collectively commit to holding ourselves accountable to our equity goals through assessing these efforts with multiple strategies that include voices of those impacted by this work. 

Qualifications & Requirements 

  • One year of grounds care/landscaping experience (part-time experience will be pro-rated)     
  • Valid Colorado Driver's License  

Physical & Cognitive Demands

The following are some of the physical and cognitive demands commonly associated with this position. 

  • An essential function of these positions requires exertion of up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects (i.e., lifting equipment, pushing ground equipment, removing snow, etc.).  
  • The positions also require constant or frequent climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling and reaching.  
  • The person in this position constantly communicates with internal and external constituents and students. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations. 
  • Successful candidates must be able to follow verbal communications and be able to read and comprehend written directions on labels, machinery and in manuals, follow directions when mixing chemicals for plant spraying, etc. Also, must be able to interpret written directives, policies, and guidelines.    
  • Cognitive demands include comparing, copying, computing, compiling, analyzing, coordinating, synthesizing, negotiating, communicating, instructing, and interpersonal skills. 
  • May be required to work out of any ACC campus location.  

Reasonable Accommodation Statement 

Arapahoe Community College provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process and/or during the course of employment, please contact Angela Johnson, Director of Human Resources, at 303.797.5715 or

Advertised Salary Range 

The pay range is $19.25 - $21.25 per hour, commensurate with education and experience. This is a part-time, FLSA non-exempt position. This position can work up to nine months, based on need and budget availability. This position has been exempted from the State Classified System.

To Apply

All applicants must submit

  1. Resume

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications as related to the duties and responsibilities of the position. Scroll to the bottom of this page to submit your application. 

If you have questions regarding this position, please contact us at  


Medical insurance is offered to instructors and other variable hour employees who have worked, on average, at least 30 hours per week in a 12-month period. Hourly staff generally do not meet this average since hourly staff may not work more than 28 hours each week. Additional information can be found within BP 3-10 and at the CCCS Employee Benefits site under “Instructor & Variable Hour Employee Benefit Information.”

Sick leave is granted in accordance with SB20-205, Sick Leave for Employees, accrued at one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to a maximum of 48 hours per year.

Non-student hourly staff are required to contribute to Colorado PERA at a fixed percentage of their salary and do not contribute to Social Security. ACC/CCCS student employees are not eligible to participate in PERA. ACC/CCCS offers three tax-deferred investment plans, including 401(k), 403(b) and 457.

Notice to all Applicants

  • Final candidate will be subject to successful completion of a background check, and, if applicable, a motor vehicle record review.
  • Former employees of the Colorado Community College System, or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in their application material.
  • Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within thirty (30) days of hire.
  • Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
  • Arapahoe Community College participates in E-Verify.
  • Arapahoe Community College is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.
  • All ACC employees, except student employees, contribute to Colorado PERA at a fixed percentage of their earnings and do not contribute to Social Security.
  • Finalist must be willing to make Colorado their primary workplace.

Arapahoe Community College is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policy 19-60. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, familial status, veteran or military status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other protected class or category under applicable local, state, or federal law (also known as “civil rights laws”), in connection with employment practices or educational programs and activities (including admissions). 

For information regarding Arapahoe Community College Security, including Clery Act / Crime Statistics for the campuses and surrounding area, please see the Arapahoe Community College Annual Security Report. For a hard copy report, please contact the ACC Campus Police Department at 303.797.5800,, or Room M2600 at 5900 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, Colorado 80120.