Grounds Maintenance Supervisor - Grade 16 - San Juan College in Farmington New Mexico

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San Juan College

Farmington, New Mexico

United States

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Detailed Job Description

This full-time position is responsible for supervising and participating in the maintenance of campus grounds, landscaping, and roadway areas.

Duties & Responsibilities


This full-time position is responsible for supervising and participating in the maintenance of campus grounds, landscaping, and roadway areas.


Oversees the daily activities of grounds personnel and contractors.
Supervises equipment usage and maintenance.
Directs turf maintenance, irrigation, and landscape maintenance operations.
Directs greenhouse operations.
Directs the care of interior plantscapes and indoor plants.
Inspects plant materials, trees, shrubs and indoor plants for insect and other infestations and responds accordingly.
Contributes to and directs new landscape construction jobs; researches appropriate plant varieties.
Coordinates and implements ice and snow removal operations.
Inspects all exterior areas for life safety issues.
Assists in preparation for special events.
Trains, assigns, directs, supervises, evaluates and disciplines personnel.
Performs related duties.


Knowledge of grounds maintenance and management principles and practices.
Knowledge of grounds equipment operation, maintenance and repair principles.
Knowledge of irrigation system installation, maintenance and repair principles.
Knowledge of greenhouse management principles.
Knowledge of landscape design principles.
Knowledge of the care and management of indoor plants.
Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
Skill in the delegation of responsibility and authority.
Skill in the operation of computers and job related software programs.
Skill in the operation of snow removal equipment.
Skill in decision making and problem solving.
Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Skill in working effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.


The Assistant Director assigns work in terms of general instruction. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy and the nature and propriety of the final results.


Guidelines include the New Mexico Department of Agriculture pesticide laws and regulations, the employee handbook, and college policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgement, selection and interpretation in application.


The work consists of varied supervisory and grounds maintenance duties. Inclement weather contributes to the complexity of the position.
The purpose of this position is to supervise the maintenance of campus grounds. Success in this position contributes to the provision of a safe and well-maintained environment for college operations.


Contacts are typically with co-workers, other college personnel, faculty, staff, students, contractors, vendors, and members of the general public.
Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, to provide services, or to motivate or influence persons.


The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending or crouching. The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, distinguished between shades of color, and utilizes the sense of smell.
The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee is exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, or irritating chemicals. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.


This position has direct supervision over Grounds Maintenance Crew Leader (1), Grounds Maintenance Worker (5), and other seasonal personnel and student workers.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field and/or equivalent experience. Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of New Mexico for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Starting Salary


Keyword Phrases

  • Grounds Maintenance Supervisor - Grade 16
  • Inspire and Support Life Long Learning
  • Innovative, Dynamic Learning College
  • Commitment to Excellence
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Supervisor
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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