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Groundskeeper II

Posted: 09/14/2023

Status: Non-Exempt

Purpose: Responsible for assisting in the maintenance of the University grounds, vehicles, and facilities as well as other duties appropriate to position requirements.


  • Assists with the maintenance and upkeep of the University grounds and facilities including maintenance and routine care of lawn and landscaping, tree/bush trimming and removal, leaf removal, removal/treatment of snow and ice, trash removal
  • Assists with the maintenance of University vehicles
  • Performs routine maintenance and repair of facilities
  • Performs routine custodial tasks
  • Performs other duties appropriate to position requirements as assigned by supervision
  • Contributes to team effort by welcoming new and different work requirements; exploring new opportunities to enhance the services of the division; helping others accomplish related job results as and where needed

Primary Contacts: Buildings & Grounds supervisors and staff, students, University faculty, and staff

Supervision Exercised: None

Supervision Received: Works under immediate supervision with work assignments reviewed at frequent intervals or at a pre-determined time


Education: High School Diploma or equivalent

Experience: Minimum five years related experience; familiar with vehicles, tractor, lawnmower, trimmer, hedge trimmer, saws, and other equipment related to grounds and maintenance tasks. Demonstrated ability and commitment towards diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Specialized Training: Valid drivers license required


Customer Service:

  • Exhibit a "customer first" orientation in providing exceptional service in all responsibilities and interactions demonstrating versatility in handling people and situations
  • Adapt willingly and quickly to changing priorities, responsibilities, and students' (or other customers) needs and expectations; anticipate and identify students' (or other customers) needs
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize, appreciate and serve culturally diverse populations, special needs, and others
  • Available to work 40 hours per week with seasonal shift change; available for emergency call



  • Collaborate well with others and make Building & Grounds staff a cohesive group
  • Communicate, cooperate and collaborate well with others to achieve common office, department, or University goals
  • Willingly assists in various responsibilities as appropriate within the Buildings & Grounds area and Business/Finance Division as required during high service demand times


  • Develop and nurture an effective, productive, and respectful rapport and working relationship with students, faculty and staff co-workers, and various campus and community constituencies maintaining an appropriate level of professionalism
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and organizational skills, a sense of humor, flexibility, and creativity
  • Communicate information clearly and concisely and listen well to others

Attention to Detail:

  • Maintain a high level of accuracy, consistently reviewing work to detect errors, oversights, or omissions


  • Take immediate and independent action when necessary assuming initiative for creative problem solving
  • Demonstrate creativity and high energy
  • Accomplish tasks with follow through to completion


  • Must possess an aptitude for operations of grounds-related equipment

Work Environment, Physical Demands:

  • Operation of grounds-related equipment; frequent physical effort involving handling or lifting; stooping or standing; frequent exposure to elements found in grounds care; exposure to uncomfortable temperatures; on call availability during periods of severe weather; ability to operate University vehicles with a valid drivers license.

To apply, please upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information with three professional references via Paycom.

A review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Please click here to review the University's Non-Discrimination Policy.

Mount St. Joseph University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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