Title: Groundskeeper I
Campus Location: Arnold/Main Campus
Salary Range: $29,994 - $35,797
Work Mode: This position requires a full-time in-person presence.
Hours Per Week: 40
Position Type: Full-Time Staff
Who We Are
If you want to join a values-driven organization that transforms the lives of students, Anne Arundel Community College is the place for you. We provide opportunity for faculty and staff to meet the needs of a diverse student body. Every move we make is done with the intention of helping our students achieve academic excellence and remain engaged with their educational goals. Innovation and creativity are at the center of what we do at AACC. We’re looking for forward-thinking individuals to join our team who are ready to thrive and grow with us.
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We also want someone who understands and supports equity and fairness in the workplace, and the positive impact those standards can have on an organization.
More specifically, the Groundskeeper I is responsible for performing all tasks related to maintaining the campus grounds, roads and parking lots. This includes but is not limited to trash collection from the campus grounds/parking lots, seasonal landscaping and snow removal. In addition, the position is required assist Event Services with the set up/breakdown of room arrangements, assembly of furniture/staging and relocation of equipment. This position is designated as Essential Personnel. The incumbent is required to assist in meeting the operational needs of the College during emergencies and college closures, as well as, ensure continuity of strategic services.
Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administrators, and staff members. The Grounds--HGRO Department in the Division of Learning Resource Management seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, embrace concepts of equity and inclusiveness, and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
What you will do in this role
Maintain the campus in a neat and orderly manner by collecting trash on the grounds and in parking lots, emptying trash containers; removing leaves and debris from all steps and sidewalks.
Mow grassy areas. Trim and edge as needed and remove grass clippings from streets and sidewalks.
Establish and maintain flowerbeds, shrubbery and trees; including soil preparation, planting, fertilizing, thinning, mulching, feeding, watering, pruning, raking leaves and weeding as needed. Tree planting and removal as needed.
Maintenance of snow removal equipment, including attaching plow blades, salt spreaders, hoppers, and etc. on appropriate Grounds vehicles. Operate snow removal equipment to keep campus roadways, walkways, common areas and steps clear of ice and snow. Clean and repair snow removal equipment and vehicles as needed.
Assist in the set up and break down of room arrangements for all college-sponsored events and other special events as requested, including flooring, staging, furniture, seating, decorations, etc.
Assemble/relocate furniture and equipment as required for both main campus and satellite facilities.
Unload freight in support of various college departments, including the Print Shop, Bookstore and Central Services.
Maintain all grounds equipment by performing routine maintenance and minor repairs to ensure that all equipment is operating safely and efficiently.
Operate forklifts, front-end loaders, tractors, bucket truck and other grounds equipment as necessary to perform assigned duties.
Maintain all fire hydrants, manholes, storm drains and storm-water management ponds; ensure safe and efficient operation in accordance will all applicable governmental codes.
Maintain inventory of appropriate campus signs. Install, repair and/or remove signage as requested.
Install, operate and maintain campus underground sprinkler system. Ensure that the system is drained and winterized.
Assist in transporting hazardous waste from departmental storage areas to central storage. Assist in the monthly disposal of biohazard waste by accompanying the vendor and ensuring adherence with college policies and procedures.
Follow established safety policies and procedure, including the use of all personal protective equipment necessary to perform duties safely.
Other duties as assigned by Assistant Director and Director.
What you will bring to this position
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Minimum of one year of commercial experience or demonstrated basic knowledge in the operation and maintenance of commercial groundskeeping equipment.
Ability to work safely and reliably with minimum of supervision.
Demonstrated ability to work under the following conditions and meet the following physical requirements:
Ability to push, pull, lift and carry up to 50 lbs. throughout an 8 hour shift.
Ability to work outdoors in varied weather condition, such as heat, cold, rain, snow and slippery conditions.
Ability to work on uneven surfaces.
Ability to utilize lifts, ladders and/or scaffolding to work at elevated heights.
Possess a valid driver’s license and good driving record as determined by college policy.
And maybe a little of this too (our preference, but not required)
Proven record of attendance and reliability.
Proficient oral, written and electronic communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to professionaly assist and interact with culturally diveres students, faculty, staff and the public.
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