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Groundskeeper

Apply now Job no: 492396
Categories: Staff
Department: Physical Plant Grounds

Davidson College seeks to fill a full time groundskeeper position working 40 hours per week.  The purpose of this position is to perform general grounds maintenance involving the operation of motorized equipment and a variety of hand tools. During the academic year this position is assigned rotating weekend duty approximately every ten weeks.

The specific duties include:

  • Plant, trim, water, prune hedges and perform other maintenance of lawns and shrubs. Remove paper, debris, and other trash as necessary.
  • Maintain campus grounds and other college property including irrigating, mowing, trimming, edging, weed control and other lawn and shrub care. Operate riding mowers, tillers, lawn sweepers and other equipment as needed.
  • Monitor activity on campus, identify problems and report or address as needed.

Note:  Operation of equipment will require the ability to lift and place equipment and materials and may expose the employee to certain hazardous conditions.  The employee must work outdoors in all weather conditions.

Minimum qualifications are:

High school diploma
Valid drivers' license
At least one year experience working in commercial grounds maintenance or horticulture
Able to operate lawn and other motorized equipment and appropriate hand tools

This is a full time, benefitted position.  Please complete the online application and submit a basic resume by March 7, 2017. 

The Davidson College Physical Plant team is responsible for operation and maintenance of the College's 650 acre campus including 107 buildings with approximately 1.8 million square feet and 62 rental properties in the town of Davidson. Buildings range from historic 1850's original campus construction to state of the art science and laboratory facilities which came online in 2016.  Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college's mission.

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