In support of the Grounds Supervisor and Department Management, the Grounds Team Lead maintains an area of land for aesthetic or functional purposes; Performs all aspects of grounds turf maintenance including: mowing, trimming, edging, weed control and removal, seeding, fertilizing, grounds clean-up, and leaf removal; Ensures proper utilization of groundskeeping equipment, including implements and vehicles such as: mowers; lawn mowers; tractors; string trimmers; edgers; rotary brushes; rakes; leaf blowers; shovels; sprinklers; garden tools; as well as pressure washers, or truck mounted watering equipment; May repair and maintain the playing surface at athletic or designated venues, as required; Performs minor pruning of tree limbs, shrubbery, and bushes; Maintains grounds and landscaping equipment in a safe operating condition; Maintains campus landscaping, gardens or sporting venues (and their vegetation where appropriate) for appearance and functionality, including trimming; During plant installations, installs and maintains landscaped areas, including mulching, planting, and watering flower gardens; Applies environmentally appropriate weed and pest control; Maintains, improves, and ensures general upkeep of grounds, athletic, or designated venues, including garages; Secures litter and empties trash in designated area(s); Ensures litter-free Campus grounds; Maintains and cleans University parking garages and stairwells, as assigned; and Performs new and/or temporary grounds services requirements as required by the customer and as authorized by department management. In addition, the Grounds Team Lead Supports the Grounds Supervisor in providing direction and oversight of team members in their successful completion of daily tasks; Ensures assigned work schedules and grounds services are maintained by staff and job duties completed in a safe, accurate, efficient, and timely manner on a daily basis; In the absence of staff, ensures all assigned client areas are covered by recommending to the Grounds Supervisor any adjustments to schedules as needed; May be required to intervene in responding to customer concerns as they arise; Resolves service issues with customers in conjunction with department management and implements solutions as directed; May provide input to supervisor regarding individual employee performance and accountability during corrective actions or performance evaluations; Stays informed of current technology trends and learns new technologies as they are developed; and Strives for continuous improvement in all activities and work performance.
MS Windows/Office; SAP; KRONOS
Previous lawn care and landscape experience; Ability to operate groundskeeping and landscaping (light or heavy) equipment; and Ability to operate motor vehicles and equipment: car, truck, mowers, and trimmers — Preferred
Driver's License — Preferred
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
High School + 4 years in ground work, landscaping, and/or leadership.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
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Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.