The University of Southern Indiana is seeking a full-time Grounds Maintenance Worker. This first shift position will perform preventative maintenance and general upkeep of landscaped and turfed areas; roads and walkways; parking lots; lake, streams and watersheds; playing fields and recreational facilities; and minor construction related thereto. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
*Perform semi skilled landscaping, grounds maintenance, and roads maintenance tasks in a multi building University complex;
*Use or operate vehicles, tractors, machinery, and hand tools to do seeding, sodding, aerating, weeding, fertilizing, mowing, and trimming turfed and planted areas;
*Assist with applying chemicals, pesticides, and herbicides to trees, shrubs and turf;
*Operate machines and use hand tools to maintain and develop outdoor facilities;
*Plant and prune trees and shrubs; and
*Clean and maintain vehicles and equipment.
High school diploma/GED and valid driver's license required. One year of experience in grounds keeping including methods used in planting, cultivation, pruning, and caring for plants, shrubs, flowers, and turf preferred. Valid driver's license required. This position requires frequent physical exertion (including frequent independent physical manipulation of loads up to 20 pounds for extended periods of times, and occasional independent physical manipulation of loads up to 50 pounds) and ability to work outdoors in various types of weather.
Regular hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This position will require occasional irregular and/or overtime hours. This position is considered essential. When the University closes due to inclement weather or other emergencies, this position is required to report to work to perform snow removal or other clean-up necessary to safely re-open the campus.
To apply, please log in to your USI account on the site; if you do not have an account, you may create one and complete the initial application. You will be given the opportunity to attach additional documents: cover letter, resume, references, etc. Electronic submissions only.
$11.62 per hour.
As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, the University of Southern Indiana considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy or marital status, national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other category protected by law or identified by the University as a protected class.