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Groundskeeper

Company: Auburn
Location: Auburn
Posted on: March 30, 2024

Job Description:


Position Details



Position Information




Requisition Number
S3319P




Home Org Name
Landscape Service




Division Name
VP, Facilities Management




Position Title
Groundskeeper




Job Class Code
NA28/NA29




Appointment Status
Full-time




Part-time FTE





Limited Term
No




Limited Term Length





Job Summary

Two Positions Available

Landscape Services seeks candidates for a Groundskeeper position. At the level I (one) will be under direct supervision and perform basic-level landscape functions to maintain and improve University grounds; at the level II (two), will be under general supervision and perform a variety of intermediate landscape functions to maintain and improve University grounds.

About Auburn: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship, and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

Why employees choose Auburn: Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama's best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts, and more!


Learn more about Auburn's impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting aub.ie/working-at-auburn.

Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit auburn.edu/inclusion to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.




Essential Functions
Level I:


  • Maintains University grounds using hand tools such as a shovel, pick, and rake, as well as power tools including a weed eater, edger, hedge trimmer, tiller, and blower.
  • Operates a push and riding mower to mow grass and operates utility task vehicles to perform work.
  • Performs basic landscape-related duties on University grounds to include weed pulling, plant watering, pine straw/mulch installation, and sod installation.
  • Provides debris removal with cleaning and litter control equipment to keep University grounds, streets, and parking lots free of dirt, leaves, trash, and other debris.
  • Maintains University hardscapes through the use of a pressure washer. Maintains and cleans hand and power tools and equipment including, but not limited to, checking fluid levels and blade sharpness.
  • May be responsible for meeting and maintaining training and certifications requirements as outlined by the applicable department's training and credentialing requirements.



    Level II:

    • Maintains University grounds using hand tools such as a shovel, pick, rake, and shears, as well as power tools including a chainsaw, power shears, auger, weed eater, hedge trimmer, tiller, and blower.
    • Operates a push and riding mower to mow grass. Performs intermediate landscape-related duties on University grounds to include non-selective herbicide application, plant installation, pruning, seasonal color maintenance, weed pulling, plant watering, pine straw/mulch installation, and sod installation.
    • Operates utility task vehicles, dump trucks, and utility tractors and front mount attachments to accomplish work.
    • Maintains, cleans, and provides upkeep for hand and power tools and equipment including, but not limited to, checking fluid levels and blade sharpness.
    • Provides debris removal with street sweeping equipment, all-terrain vehicles, and other cleaning and litter control equipment to keep University grounds, streets, and parking lots free of dirt, leaves, trash, and other debris. Maintains University hardscapes through the use of a pressure washer.
    • Provides irrigation maintenance by performing minor repairs, gluing pipes, replacing heads, and more.
    • May be responsible for meeting and maintaining training and certification requirements as outlined by the applicable department's training and credentialing requirements.
    • May provide mentoring and training to Groundskeeper I's.








      Minimum Qualifications




      Minimum Qualifications

      Level I: High school diploma or equivalent

      Level II: High school diploma or equivalent plus 2 years of experience in groundskeeping operations.

      Certification or Licensure Requirements:
      Valid driver's license







      Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications




      Minimum Skills and Abilities


      • Level I: Knowledge of plant materials. Basic landscape-related skills. Ability to safely utilize and operate landscape tools and equipment. Ability to advance and progress in the field.



        • Level II: Knowledge of plant materials including the ability to identify commonly used plants and apply pesticides. Knowledge of seasonal colors and maintenance. General knowledge of irrigation systems. Ability to safely operate utility task vehicles, dump trucks, and utility tractors. Proven landscape related skills. Ability to safely utilize and operate landscape tools, equipment, and utility vehicles.




          Minimum Technology Skills





          Minimum License and Certifications








          Desired Qualifications




          Desired Qualifications








          Posting Detail Information




          Salary Range
          $31,200 - $36,300




          Job Category
          Building/Grounds Maintenance




          Working Hours if Non-Traditional





          City position is located in:
          Auburn




          State position is located:
          AL




          List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position





          Posting Date
          01/17/2024




          Closing Date





          EEO Statement
          Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.



          AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.




          Special Instructions to Applicants
          * Only completed applications will be considered, so please provide all requested information in each section. This should include all employment history and required application documents.* If required, be sure to attach cover letter and resume.* Please include a copy of any required or relevant certifications/licenses in the "Other Documents" section.* Please answer all supplemental questions completely and accurately.* Reference providers should be individuals who can attest to your qualifications for a position. Examples include supervisors, coworkers, and professors. Personal References will not be accepted.




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