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Groundskeeper

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For full consideration, unofficial transcripts for the required degree (if applicable) must be attached and submitted at the time of application.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number S140425
Position Title Groundskeeper
Department Grounds
Division Administrative Services
Classification Facility Services
FLSA Classification Non-Exempt
Union/Non Union Union
Full Time / Part Time? Part Time
Hours per week up to 28 hours
Temporary? No

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 09/14/2017
Closing Date 09/30/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, unofficial transcripts for the required degree (if applicable) must be attached and submitted at the time of application.

Advertising Summary

Would you like to work for one of the first choices of employment?

Do you want to be part of a strategic organization?

One that prides itself on educating our future workforce.

Tucked in the middle of a wildlife preserve, bridging the banks of a lake and surrounded by its own Arboretum, Joliet Junior College is an educational community that embraces diversity and promotes personal growth. Each year, more than 35,000 students find the diverse, comprehensive high quality educational experience they are looking for at JJC. We hope that you will take a few minutes to explore the job opportunities we have available and consider becoming a part of this experience.

The recruitment of qualified and diverse faculty and staff is the cornerstone of JJC’s commitment to an innovative, collaborative and inclusive educational community. At JJC, we respect the wealth of knowledge and experience each of our employees brings to the workplace. The college supports this commitment by providing full-time employees with a comprehensive benefits package for our full-time employees including:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (employee & family)

•Medical
•Dental
•Vision

Flexible Spending Account

403(b) and 457(b) option for pre-tax retirement savings

Joliet Junior College Tuition Assistance (employee & family)

Long Term Disability

Life Insurance & a comprehensive leave plan including:

•Federal holidays
•Vacation
•Personal
•Sick

Link to Human Resources website

http://www.jjc.edu/about/operational/human-resources/Pages/default.aspx

Job Description

POSITION TITLE: GROUNDSKEEPER BPRDGR-GRND01

STATUS: Part time
DEPARTMENT: Facility Services
DIVISION: Administrative Services
CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt
UNION: Facility Services
REPORTS TO: Assistant Director for Facility Services/Roads and Grounds
PLACEMENT: Buildings and Grounds Level 1A
MINIMUM PAY RATE: $12.81 per hour

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.

POSITION SUMMARY
Groundskeeper works with a team to water, mow, and maintain campus grounds as directed. Performs routine groundskeeper functions of the assigned common areas; reports needed repairs and/or maintenance to the appropriate party. Will also sweep parking lots and roadways, pick up trash, and may assist on other projects as directed. Work is primarily outdoors and will involve the use of power equipment such as lawnmowers, edger, string trimmer, and leaf blowers. Assures assigned work is completed in a professional efficient manner. Accountable for prompt, efficient customer service.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
1. General upkeep of the exterior campus facilities.
2. Snow removal from campus roads, parking lots and sidewalks.
3. Prepare for athletic and other special events on campus.
4. Operate commercial mowers, industrial tractors/loaders, trailers, sprayers, chain saws, 4×4 trucks, dump trucks, backhoe, string trimmers, irrigation equipment, utility vehicles and all related equipment.
5. Apply herbicides, insecticides and fertilizers.
6. Maintain all Grounds Division equipment and inventory equipment, tools, materials and supplies.
7. Implement and maintain campus landscapes.
8. Report all damage of exterior campus facilities and equipment to the Grounds Superintendent.
9. Receive training for Grounds care.
10. This position will require 24-hour on-call status during snow removal season (approx. Mid-November to Mid-April).
11. Other duties as assigned.
12. Perform related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
1. High school diploma or equivalent.
2. Must possess a valid Illinois Pesticide Operator’s License or obtain such license within the ninety (90) calendar day probationary period.
3. Must possess and maintain a minimum of a valid class “C” Non-CDL Illinois Driver’s License or obtain such license within the ninety (90) calendar day probationary period.
4. High degree of mechanical ability in equipment repair.
5. Must pass physical examination including lifting 50 lbs. from ground to waist high. Ability to work from a ladder or power lift above ground to a height of 30 feet.
6. Ability to communicate effectively.
7. Ability to serve as a crew leader for a culturally diverse group.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
1. Associate’s degree in Ornamental Horticulture.
2. Two (2) years of successful experience in a related position.

WORK SCHEDULE
1. Up to 28 hours per week.

EQUIPMENT AND/OR MACHINES USED:

1. Power equipment such as edger, leaf blowers, commercial mowers, industrial tractors/loaders, trailers, sprayers, chain saws, 4×4 trucks, dump trucks, backhoe, string trimmers, irrigation equipment, utility vehicles and all related equipment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

1. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, bend, use hands to finger, handle, feel, reach with hands and arms, climb ladders or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, see and hear, push/pull equipment and supplies.
2. Ability to lift, carry, stack and maneuver objects on a regular basis with a maximum weight of 50 lbs. is required.
3. Vision requirements include close and distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
4. Ability to work from a ladder or power lift above ground to a height of 30 feet.

WORKING CONDITIONS

1. Work is indoors/outdoors.
2. The employee must be able to work safely in an environment containing caustic chemicals, cleaning materials, dust and noise.
3. Frequently required to work under inclement weather conditions.
4. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and occasionally loud. Be willing and able to go up in an open lift to heights of approximately 30 feet.
5. Display knowledge of safe operation of equipment while maintaining the level of safety required and exhibited by JJC and OSHA requirements.

Application Procedures: “Apply to this Job at employment.jjc.edu”

Application Deadline: September 30, 2017

Joliet Junior College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action college supporting diversity.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you currently possess a valid Illinois Pesticide Operator's License or are you willing/able to obtain such license within the ninety (90) calendar day probationary period?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you currently possess and are you able to maintain a minimum of a valid class "C" Non-CDL Illinois Driver's License or obtain such license within the ninety (90) calendar day probationary period?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a high degree of mechanical ability in equipment repair?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you able to pass a physical examination including lifting 50 lbs. from ground to waist high and are you able to work from a ladder or power lift above ground to a height of 30 feet?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have an Associate's degree in Ornamental Horticulture?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have two (2) years of successful experience in a related position?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Other Document
  5. Certification or License