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Bowling Green State University is a nationally ranked public university committed to redefining student success in a high-achieving, innovative environment. In 2021, Forbes ranked BGSU as the No. 3 midsize employer in the United States, highlighting the University’s commitment to its faculty and staff. Serving as the core of the University’s academic community, more than 800 full-time faculty members are engaged in teaching, research and creative activities, with over 2,000 full-time staff members to support the operations and education of over 20,000 students.

Job Details
Senior Groundskeeper
Classified - Building & Grounds
BGSU Main Campus
03/18/2022
25 / $16.35 - $17.89, based on previous experience

Position Summary:

Maintains all aspects of grounds, ensuring all lawns, planting areas, sidewalks and parking areas continually are healthy and are free from debris. 

  • Performs skilled grounds maintenance, including mowing, pruning, weeding, planting, fertilizing and applying herbicides to lawn, shrubbery and all planting areas.
  • Maintains quality of sidewalks and parking areas by ensuring they are cleared of  trash, debris, snow and ice.
  • Cleans, repairs and performs minor service to equipment and vehicles used for grounds keeping duties.
  • Participates in purchase of materials related to grounds keeping, including fertilizers, mulch, tools, chemicals and salt. Compares product prices and meets with sales representatives. Keeps accurate records and maintains inventory levels.

Experience

  • Six months related experience required

Education

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the University’s insurance

 

 

Salary
Multiple full-time classified staff positions available.  The hiring range for this position is $16.35 - $17.89, based on previous experience.  Full benefit package available.

 

Deadline to apply:  The search committee will review applications until the positions are filled

 

Benefits

Bowling Green State University provides a comprehensive benefit program as part of a total compensation package.  This includes medical, prescription, dental, vision, health accounts (medical & dependent), life & disability insurance, retirement plans, employee assistance program and tuition fee waivers for employees and their eligible dependents as well as paid time off, flexible work options, holidays and parental leave.  For more information please visit Benefits-at-a-Glance.pdf (bgsu.edu)

Essential Competencies

  • Knowledge of basic mathematical skills
  • Knowledge of basic reading skills
  • Ability to carry out verbal and/or written instructions
  • Ability to effectively communicate, verbally and written
  • Detailed-oriented and highly accurate
  • Ability to work in changing environment
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to interact effectively with students, faculty and/or staff or the public and represent BGSU appropriately
  • Ability to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills
  • Ability to operate computers and peripheral equipment such as printers
  • Knowledge of basic science and scientific methods
  • Ability to operate and use manual and power custodial equipment
  • Ability to operate hand and/or power grounds keeping equipment
  • Ability to perform automotive and heavy equipment maintenance and repair
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment
HS Diploma or GED
Permanent
Hourly
Full Time
Cover Letter, Resume