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Temporary Grounds Laborer

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number S1221
Position Number T99855
Position Classification Title Building & Environmental Tech
Functional Title Temporary Grounds Laborer
Position Type Temporary Staff
Position Summary

Re-Posted, Previous Applicants Need Not Re-Apply, Still Under Consideration

Facilities at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a diverse, environmentally and safety conscious, and effective organization comprised of innovative professionals whose mission is to deliver remarkable customer service in the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operations of university facilities, grounds and infrastructure.

This position will assist with grounds maintenance, performing various tasks in and around the sports fields facilities, parking lots, tennis, volleyball, outdoor basketball, golf course, campus entrances, streets, walks, and nature trails. Tasks involve weeding, picking up litter,and plant debris, and overall grounds tidiness. This position will handle turf transition of seasonal grasses on sports fields involving sodding, sprigging, plugging, seeding, mowing, rolling, grooming, feeding, raking, and irrigating.

Valid Driver’s License

Minimum Qualifications

Some knowledge of cleaning procedures, ability to follow instructions and to perform medium to heavy physical work; an equivalent combination of training and experience. Special certification may be required for some of these positions. Special note: this is a generalized representation of positions in this class and is not intended to identify essential functions per ADA. Examples of competencies are typical of the majority of positions, but may not be applicable to all functions.

Preferred Qualifications
  • One season of grounds keeping experience
  • Must be able to properly operate both manual and power tools and machinery.
  • Must have the ability to work in the elements and outdoor environment.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
Alternate Option

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Valid Driver’s License Required

You must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. The application must be completed in full detail for your qualifications to be considered.

Your application to the position will not be complete until you receive an online confirmation number at the end of the process of applying for a position.

Recruitment Range $12.00 - $13.00 per hour
Org #-Department Grounds - 56405
Work Hours of Position 6:00 am - 11:30 am, Monday - Friday or as needed, April - December
Number of Months per Year 9
Posting Requirements
Job Family Building Environmental Services
Band Technician
Competency Level Contributing
2-4 key competencies for successful execution of job duties, including chosen level definition:

Knowledge Technical: Performs basic grounds maintenance duties, litter control, trimming, snow removal, leaf removal, storm clean up, stock, stock materials and shop clean up.

Operates and maintains basic grounds equipment in the process of maintaining turf, trees, shrub and flower beds, natural areas, streets, drives and catch basins after receiving required training.

Applies pesticides in limited areas after in-house training with direct supervision.

Assists in all aspects of landscape plantings.

Health and Safety: Understands appropriate action to correct hazards.

Attends training and receives proper information pertaining to the use of PPE, equipment, safety and/or emergency procedures, and accident reporting.

Reports accidents appropriately or in a timely manner.

Reads MSDS and original labels before applying or mixing chemicals. Insures chemicals are labeled and environmentally safe are receiving close supervision.

Reads safety manual prior to entering areas that should be avoided.

Open Date 05/02/2017
Close Date 07/31/2017
Type of Appointment 0.70 FTE
FLSA Non-Exempt
If other, please indicate
Time limited duration of appointment.

April – December

Salary Grade Equivalency 50

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch Website
    • Greensboro News & Record
    • Carolina Peacemaker
    • Other Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other Professional Journal
    • NCWorks.gov
    • UNC System Job Board
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Other
  2. * Do you have previous Grounds Maintenance experience at a higher learning institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Have you graduated from high school or received a GED?
    • Yes
    • No