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Groundskeeper

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Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Groundskeeper
Department Fac Mgmt-Operational Services (7461)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The Facilities Management (FM) team has exciting career opportunities for a broad range of positions that support the overall operations of the campus community. UofA FM employs just over 600 employees and services over 11 million square feet of campus-keeping the grounds beautiful, classrooms clean, and all utilities moving through the campus.

The Facilities Management Grounds Services department is looking for a Groundskeeper to join our team. Grounds Services is an award winning team that cares for the beautiful University of Arizona campus. We are interested in applicants who are passionate about the grounds keeping trade and want to join us in keeping U of A beautiful. From planting and maintaining flowers to trimming trees, our staff ensures the clean and orderly appearance of the grounds, structures, and facilities at the University. If you can see yourself in a job on campus, and have at least one year of Groundskeeping experience, we invite you to apply.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized on Forbes 2015 list of America’s Best Employers in the United States and has been awarded the 2015 Work-Life Seal of Distinction by the Alliance for Work-Life Progress! For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Removes litter and garbage from landscape areas; removes debris from stairs, walks and bike paths.
  • Plants shrubs, trees, ground covers, and flowers.
  • Installs sod and landscape materials such as boulders, decomposed granite, rock and mulch.
  • Prepares, plants and maintains annual flower beds.
  • Trims, prunes, and shears trees, shrubs and ground covers; rakes and removes debris.
  • Performs minor irrigation activities such as unplugging sprinkler heads and watering trees, shrubs, ground covers, flowers, and lawns.
  • Operates power tools and vehicles used in the landscape industry, such as blowers, mowers, power shears, chain saws, edgers, weed eaters, and rototiller.
  • Drives standard pickups and utility vehicles.
  • Performs minor maintenance on power equipment and vehicles.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Valid Driver’s License upon employment.
  • At least two years of licensed driving experience.
  • Effective communication skills.
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

One year of groundskeeping experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience working for University, School District or City/State Agencies or Parks.
  • State Certified pesticide license.
  • Commercial Drivers License.
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Trades and Maintenance
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Non-Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $12.00 Per Hour
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24545
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Facilities Management Human Resources
621-1024

Open Date 01/31/2018
Review Start Date 02/07/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

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Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have one year of groundskeeping experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Will you have a valid driver's license upon the first day of employment with a minimum of two years of driving experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Have you ever been employed by Facilities Management at the University of Arizona?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * What does customer service mean to you?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
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