Job Title:          Groundskeeper
Department:  Physical Plant 
Reports To:     Grounds Director
FLSA:                Non-Exempt


SUMMARY:

Maintains grounds of university property by performing the following duties.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Cuts lawns.
Trims and edges around walks, flower beds, and walls.
Prunes shrubs and trees to shape and improve growth or remove damaged leaves, branches, or twigs. 
Rakes and bags leaves.
Cleans grounds and removes litter.
Shovels snow from walks and driveways.
Spreads salt on public passage ways to prevent ice buildup.
Plants grass, flowers, trees, and shrubs.
Waters lawn and shrubs.
Cleans out drainage ditches and culverts.
Sharpens tools such as weed cutters, edging tools, and shears.
Makes minor repairs on equipment such as lawn mower, spreader, and snow removal equipment.


QUALIFICATIONS: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED).


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Valid Oklahoma state driver's license.


OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Good cultivation practices, recognition of disease conditions in trees, shrubs, and lawns. Some mechanical knowledge, skill in operation of tractor, mowers, hand tools.


WORK ETHICS:

Punctuality 
Personal Hygiene
Abuse of Sick Leave or Annual Leave 
Participation in Friday Clean-Up 
Clean Truck
Mechanical Room Cleaning 
Care for Equipment
Assist with the continued enhancement of ECU by modeling appropriate behavior for and towards students and staff, and by displaying professional conduct at all times


LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Must be able to hear and speak in fluent English to exchange information in person, on the telephone, or using a two-way radio system.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds,


WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions and is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat. The employee frequently works in high, precarious places. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


SALARY: $22,000

 

TO APPLY:  Applications should consist of (1) a letter of interest; (2) a current resume; (3) a list of three professional references with complete contact information and a notation describing the work relationship with each; (4) a completed *Disclosure Statement.

Applications should be sent electronically to Employment Services at es@ecok.edu.  Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  For more information about ECU, visit our website at http://www.ecok.edu.

***Please do not include a full Social Security Number on documents. Please provide only the last four (4) digits. We may never receive your information if a full Social Security Number is listed on any document. Our email system will reject emails if it detects a full Social Security Number, therefore Employment Services will not receive your information. ***

East Central University, in compliance with all applicable Federal and State laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes but is not limited to admission, employment, financial aid, and educational services. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Employment Services Director, 1100 E. 14th St., Admin. 160, Ada, OK 74820, (580) 559-5260.