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Supplemental - Groundskeeper




Category

Supplemental Staff

Job Location

Traverse City, MI

Tracking Code

1427-443

Position Type

Part-Time

POSITION TITLE: Supplemental - Groundskeeper

DEPARTMENT: Facilities

REPORTS TO: Assistant Director of Campus Services

EXPECTED STARTING SALARY: $15.00/hour


SUMMARY

Performs daily and routine operations in the maintenance and upkeep of the Campus athletic fields, buildings, and grounds as assigned by the Director of Facilities or designee. Operates and maintains all related equipment as assigned. Informs the Director of Facilities or designee on the immediate condition of all assigned areas and maintains good relations with the public and staff. Must have the ability to work well on his/her own; ability to be trustworthy and maintain confidentiality; ability to read and follow written and oral directions and to plan and work well independently or in a large group. Must be able to operate equipment while maintaining a safe environment for the public, students, and staff.


EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATES, AND LICENSES

Required:

  • High school diploma or GED or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Computer skills, including knowledge of and the ability to use the Internet and email and enter hours worked for payroll
  • Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid unrestricted Michigan driver’s license with a good driving record of 2 points or less over the last three years at the time of employment

 

Preferred:

  • One year of landscaping experience



ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED)

Grounds Maintenance

  • Performs lawn mowing, trimming, and flower bed maintenance
  • Performs tree, shrub, and ground cover processes to include watering, pruning, shrub bed maintenance, planting and supporting trees, flower selection, tree planting, and shrub identification
  • Performs athletic field care processes to include, mowing, aeration, watering, general repair, turfgrass identification, soil analysis, and lining requirements for interscholastic and inter-mural athletic events
  • Performs turf care processes to include, mowing, aeration, watering, general repair, turfgrass identification, and soil analysis
  • Uses hand and power tools related to the maintenance and upkeep of lawn care, excavation, snow removal, and material handling equipment. Operates light, medium, and heavy-duty equipment related to lawn care, excavation, snow removal, and material handling. Specifically able to operate: hedge trimmer, leaf blower, push mower, riding zero turn mower, weed whacker, edge trimmer, and chain saw properly and safely
  • Maintain trees with the use of a chainsaw both on the ground and in a 40-foot lift


Snow Removal

  • Provides snow blowing, plowing, removal, shoveling, sanding, and salting processes for all parking lots, roads, sidewalks, and building access ways to maintain a safe environment during the snow removal season
  • Operation of the following equipment: large tractor with front snowblower and back blade, a skid steer with push bucket, lift bucket, and sweeper broom
  • Properly use a pick-up truck, dump truck with salt spreader, and front snow plow blade


Equipment Repair

  • Performs major repairs to include overhauls and replacement of gasoline and diesel engines, hydraulic and electrical systems related to lawn care, excavation, snow removal, and material handling equipment
  • Performs minor repairs to include replacement and tune-ups on gasoline and diesel engines, hydraulic and electrical systems, and drive trains related to lawn care, excavation, snow removal, and material handling equipment
  • Performs preventative maintenance to include adjustments, calibration, lubrication, and operational checks on gasoline and diesel engines, hydraulic and electrical systems, and drive trains related to lawn care, excavation, snow removal, and material handling equipment
  • Performs welding, fabrication, cutting, brazing, and grinding related to the maintenance and upkeep of lawn care, excavation, snow removal, and material handling equipment


Other Duties

  • Performs material handling processes to include loading and hauling of materials and supplies, pickup and delivery of books, furniture, etc., assembly of furniture, arrangement and set up for athletic events, clubs, special events, and departmental moves
  • Assists in the campus-wide recycling program
  • Load and tow a double axel trailer loaded with a large tractor or skid steer safely
  • Safely use ladders of all sizes

 

FOUNDATIONAL COMPETENCIES (ESSENTIAL FOR ALL NMC EMPLOYEES)

  • Ethical behavior and integrity
  • Commitment to quality service, responsible stewardship, continuous improvement
  • Agility/adaptability/tolerance for ambiguity
  • Accountability/personal responsibility
  • Commitment to lifelong learning
  • Create/Contribute to a culture of innovation and thoughtful risk-taking
  • Collaboration/Teamwork
  • Value all people 



SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
None


QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and landscape layouts/blueprints. Must have the ability to write routine reports and the ability to speak effectively to customers or employees of the organization.


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.


REASONING ABILITY
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. The ability to define and solve practical problems.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk or hear; and smell. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance on ladders and scaffolding, and work in confined spaces. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 60 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. In driving/operating trucks, front end loader, mowers, and related grounds equipment; the employee is required to distinguish and recognize warning decals/labels, indicator lights; and to make repairs to grounds-related equipment. Groundskeepers must wear all personal protection equipment as required.


WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, outside weather conditions, and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold, and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; bees, snakes, poison plants such as poison ivy, oak and sumac and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Must work with and operate equipment that by their nature generate moderate to very loud noise and/or vibrations such as, but not limited to, power mowers, blowers, tractors, weed whips, power vacuums, trucks and compressors.



BENEFITS
All supplemental employees are eligible for retirement benefits and employer-provided match through the Michigan Public Schools Employee Retirement System (MPSERS) and paid sick leave.


WORK HOURS
This position will work part-time (maximum of 28 hours per week).


TO APPLY
Open until filled. Applications must be submitted online at http://www.nmc.edu/jobs. For assistance call 231-995-2612 or e-mail hr@nmc.edu.


NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY NOTICE
Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities and admissions.  

nmc.edu/nondiscrimination

Michigan Law requires that a person with a disability or handicap requiring accommodation for employment must notify the employer in writing within 182 days after the need is known.


Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach resume then cover letter.

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