Lead Grounds Maintenance Worker, Housing/Facility Operations and Planning - N221
Evansville, IN 
Posted 18 days ago
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Job Title Lead Grounds Maintenance Worker, Housing/Facility Operations and Planning - N22120N1
Full-time or Part-time? Full Time
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Job Summary
The University of Southern Indiana is seeking a full-time Lead Grounds Maintenance Worker. This is a working supervisor position that will assist the Grounds Supervisor in scheduling, directing, performing, and overseeing the seasonal tasks related to the general upkeep of landscaped and turfed areas.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Assist in planning and coordinating the daily work schedule for Grounds employees;
  • Assist in determining methods and standards for work, allocating machines and equipment, and assigning tasks to accomplish seasonal programs for all grounds maintenance areas;
  • Supervise the work of others in the grounds maintenance areas in the absence of the Supervisor or as needed;
  • Work from blueprints, landscape plans, sketches, work orders, or oral instructions to landscape areas and construct outdoor facilities;
  • Coordinate the operation of complex and specialized grounds maintenance equipment to apply herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers;
  • Assist the Grounds Supervisor with performance evaluations and disciplinary actions;
  • Inspect and report to the Grounds Supervisor the condition of grounds and landscaping areas to plan daily work;
  • Collect, check, and verify all payroll timesheets for support staff and student workers. Assist in resolving discrepancies when necessary;
  • Coordinate and plan seasonal planting and pruning programs. Tend to minor tree plant diseases; and
  • Assist certified grounds maintenance workers in applying chemicals, pesticides, and herbicides to trees, shrubs, and turf.

Essential Knowledge and Skills:
  • High school diploma/GED required.
  • Three years' experience in ground maintenance preferred.
  • One year of previous supervisory experience required.
  • Experience operating specialized equipment and a working knowledge of turf maintenance, diseases, chemicals, and agriculture/horticulture/landscaping required. Certified or eligible for certification in the use of herbicides and pesticides required.
  • Valid driver's license required.

Work Hours/Requirements:
Standard work hours are Monday through Friday, 6:00 am to 2:30 pm.
Occasional irregular or prolonged hours may be necessary to complete assigned responsibilities. Position requires extended hours at any time of the day or night when necessary to complete the responsibilities to remove snow and ice or to perform clean-up work after severe weather or other emergencies.

This position is considered essential. When the University closes due to inclement weather or another emergency, this position is required to report to work to perform snow and/or ice removal or other clean-up work following severe weather or other emergencies. Travel within University and occasional travel to offsite University locations using a University vehicle is required.

How to Apply:
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Interview Accommodations
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please contact the manager of Employment at mcweinzapf@usi.edu or (812) 464-1840. Contacting the manager of Employment is intended for use in seeking disability-related accommodations only. For general applicant inquiries, contact Human Resources at HumanRes@usi.edu or (812) 464-1815.
EEO Statement
The University of Southern Indiana is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

“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.”


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
3+ years
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