Lead Groundskeeper (2 FT), CF3N30312FOM

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Lead Groundskeeper (2 FT), CF3N30312FOM

Lead Groundskeeper (2 FT), CF3N30312FOM
The College of DuPage is a comprehensive community college located 27 miles west of downtown Chicago, vitally connected to our local area for over 50 years. We prepare students for a lifelong passion for learning on our 273-acre campus which is home to nine associate degrees and a wide variety of professional and technical certificates. Many of these credentials prepare students to seamlessly articulate into the baccalaureate programs of our higher education partner institutions.

College of DuPage is committed to student success and values an inclusive and welcoming community environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce. Our connection to the larger metropolitan area is essential to our success and provides a wealth of diverse cultural and recreational opportunities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Under general supervision, performs work of moderate difficulty in all aspects of landscape maintenance including repair, demolition, construction, installation, and care of plants, trees. hardscapes, turf and related equipment. Assists with organizing, assigning, inspecting work of grounds staff and provides in-field direction on projects and tasks.

  • Oversees the in-field day-to-day tasks delegated or assigned by the department supervisor or manager.
  • Provides detailed reports to supervisor as needed.
  • Assists with researching products, providing price estimates, and obtaining supplies.
  • Participates in tree, plant, and turf maintenance, installation and care.
  • Installs and maintains all types of pavers and hardscapes.
  • Uses landscaping industry standard equipment and tools to perform assign duties.
  • Mixes and applies chemical herbicides and pesticides.
  • Participates in snow removal operations.
  • Performs maintenance and repairs on college owned equipment and tools.
  • Coordinates daily work with end users, subcontractors, and other facilities staff.
  • Occasionally performs minor cement or asphalt patching on sidewalks and parking lots.
  • Erects regulatory and information signing.
  • Occasionally supports the work of the building maintenance staff.
  • Assists in irrigation system programming, maintenance and repair.
  • Assists in Athletic field maintenance and field preparation for games.
  • Occasionally maintains mowing and equipment maintenance records.
  • Occasionally assists the Irrigation Tech with irrigation system programming, maintenance and repairs.
  • Daily outdoor trash pickup and removal.
  • Daily creation and completion of work orders.
  • Required to report to work during emergency conditions and may be assigned to report to college personnel at a different time and location and to perform different duties as necessary.
  • Annually responsible for 4 documented hours of continuous learning through seminars, classroom training or conferences.
  • Performs work safely in accordance with facilities department safety procedures, protocols and the College of DuPage safety program.
  • Completes college required training sessions.
  • Operates equipment safely and reports any unsafe work condition or practice to supervisor.
  • Other related duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications:

    • Education
      • High school diploma or GED required.
    • Experience
      • Two years of experience or a combination of equivalent education and related experience, in professional turf maintenance or landscaping, landscape maintenance and professional snow removal operations required.
      • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in required duties.
      • Illinois Pesticide Applicator's license with Turf and Right of Way endorsement required within 6 months of hire.
      • Valid Illinois Driver's License required.
      • Four years of experience in professional turf maintenance, or landscaping preferred.
      • Two winter seasons in professional snow removal preferred.
      • Experienced in grounds equipment repair preferred.
      • Illinois Pesticide Applicators License with Turf or Right of Way endorsement preferred.
    • COD Training
      • Bloodborne Pathogens
      • Hazardous Communications
      • Forklift /Scissor /Aerial Lift
      • Electrical Safety

    Working Conditions:

  • Knowledge of grounds equipment including: mowers, trimmers, and all types of vehicles, and the upkeep and repair of all equipment and tools.
  • Required to participate in snow operations.
  • Must be able to lift 50+ pounds.
  • Must be able to bend, reach, and work on hands and knees as necessary.
  • Uniform appearance must be clean and in good wear.
  • Must wear solid soled shoes.
  • Usually good conditions, but could be exposed to harsh weather and long hours in emergency situations.
  • Position requires extensive walking and the ability to climb stairs and ladders.
  • Required uniforms supplied by the College of DuPage.
  • Must pass physical exam at College expense.
  • This position requires a background check and drug screen.
  • Pay Grade:
    Hiring Range: $20.45 - $24.03 based on experience
    College of DuPage also offers a generous benefit package which includes year-round employment, paid time off, tuition discounts for employees and dependents, medical, dental, vision effective the first day of employment, and retirement benefits in a collaborative and friendly environment.
    College of DuPage is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

    College of DuPage does not discriminate against individuals in employment opportunities, programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veterans' status, marital status, disability, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or on any other basis protected by law.

    To apply, visit https://cod.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/1215?c=cod

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