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Groundskeeper I, II

Creighton University
United States, Nebraska, Omaha
2500 California Plaza (Show on map)
December 18, 2023

At Creighton, you are part of something big. Your skills and passions unite with thousands of faculty, staff and students inspired to change the world. Here, we offer meaningful work driven by a 475-year-old Jesuit tradition committed to social justice and serving others. Through this tradition, we push the boundaries on innovation. We pursue new knowledge for the betterment of society. We seek to improve our world through Catholic and Jesuit values. And it all starts with you.

The Grounds Shop has an open position for a Groundskeeper. Depending upon the qualifications of final candidate they will be offered one of the levels below.

While performing the duties of this job (Groundskeeper I or II), the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching and crawling all day. Must be able to work outside in various temperatures (summer/winter) for extended periods of time. The employee must frequently lift and move items up to 50 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.

This position is Monday to Friday; 7am-3:30pm (Winter Hours) and 6am-2:30pm (Spring/Summer). Must be able to work overtime and weekends if needed for inclement weather events (ie snow and ice removal, spring storm clean up).



Summary:

Grounds Keeper I & II:
Mows, fertilizes, and maintains turf grass. Transplants, prunes, waters, and maintains ornamental plants, trees and shrubs. Weeds, mulches, and maintains ornamental beds. Performs litter control and general grounds maintenance. Maintains and performs basic repairs to landscape irrigation system. Sweeps, repairs, and otherwise maintains hardscape areas. Installs and maintains campus signage and site fixtures. Provides support for outdoor events. Performs snow removal. Provides grounds maintenance in all seasons and weather conditions. Performs basic inspections and maintenance on equipment and vehicles. Operates equipment including large mowers, skid steers, brush chipper, and sweepers.



Qualifications:

*Groundskeeper I - Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent;
1-2 years related experience in grounds preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Basic computer proficiency/skills;
Ability to self-start, work independently and complete work orders in a timely manner;
Strong customer service focus;
Knowledge of ground related equipment/tools (e.g. shovel, rake, prunes, saw, t-post) preferred;
Knowledge of hazards and safety precautions of operating grounds equipment preferred;
Ability to see details at close range;
Ability to listen and understand spoken information and ideas;
Ability to lift, push, pull or carry objects;
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds;
Ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs;
Ability to work at heights of 20 feet and above;
Ability to work outside in various temperatures (summer/winter) for extended periods of time;
Ability to be "on-call" on a rotational schedule

Required Licenses/Certifications
Must have a valid and current driver's license with a clean driving record for the last 3 years and no major violations within the last 5 years.

*Groundskeeper II - Qualifications
High school diploma or equivalent
2-4 years' experience; prefer Commercial Pesticide Applicator's

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
License, Nebraska Arborists Association certification or CDL;
Knowledge of grounds maintenance procedures and best practices;
Knowledge (identification and general maintenance requirements) of plant and turf species;
Knowledge of grounds-related equipment and tools (e.g. shovel, rake, prunes, saw, t-post) and their use/maintenance;
Knowledge of hazards and safety precautions of operating grounds equipment;
Interpersonal/human relations skills;
Ability to lead a small crew;
Ability to read, write, and follow verbal and written instructions;
Ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs;
Ability to work at heights of 20 feet and above;
Ability to work outside in various temperatures (summer/winter) for extended periods of time;
Ability to be "on-call" on a rotational schedule


Required Licenses/Certifications
Must have a valid and current driver's license with a clean driving record for the last 3 years and no major violations within the last 5 years.
Prefer Commercial Pesticide Applicator's License, Nebraska Arborists Association certification or CDL.

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Disclosure Statement

This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.

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