Grounds Worker - Saint Louis University in St. Louis Missouri

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Saint Louis University

St. Louis, Missouri

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Under close supervision, is responsible to perform a wide variety of grounds maintenance activities: refuse collection, weed control, landscape, irrigation and hardscape maintenance, shrub pruning, and snow removal; serves as emergency essential personnel as directed.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics

Knowledge of ground related equipment and procedures
Knowledge of hazards and safety precautions of operating grounds equipment
Interpersonal/human relations skills
Ability to read, write, and follow verbal and written instructions
Ability to lift a minimum of 75 pounds
Ability to work outdoors in harsh weather

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED preferred; two (2) years of grounds related experience strongly preferred. A valid chauffeur’s driving license is required.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performs on-going grounds maintenance, including refuse collection, weed control, and mulch and fertilizer applications.

Performs annual and perennial display bed maintenance, including manual irrigation, pruning, weeding, and mulch and fertilizer applications.

Performs turf maintenance, including mowing, trimming, edging, fertilization and other cultural related practices inherent to turf maintenance.

Provides proper upkeep of sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, planters, benches, artwork and other grounds related features.

Maintains irrigation systems, including winterizing the systems and starting them up in spring.

Performs snow removal related tasks.

May serve as a member of the emergency essential personnel staff in the Facilities Services division and be required to report to work during a closing to assist in carrying out the services of the university.

Performs other duties as assigned.

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: High School
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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