The University of Cincinnati is recognized as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the nation for its green spaces, rolling hills, and winding pathways. The Grounds Maintenance Department at UC is currently seeking motivated Grounds Laborerswho will be responsible for performing routine grounds maintenance and general labor on all buildings and facilities on campus as part of a cohesive team of individuals that desire to uphold this standard of excellence.
Perform general grounds keeping and/or grounds maintenance worker functions (e.g., mow, trim trees and edge lawns; weed and water lawns and flower beds; trim shrubs and bushes; seed and sod lawns; assist with planting shrubs and plants; under close supervision may apply pesticides to limited areas, etc.).
Keep university grounds clean (e.g., pick up papers and other debris; operates a variety of equipment to clean sidewalks, steps, patios, and parking lots when necessary.)
Perform general labor (outdoor/indoor) when grounds keeping work has been completed. Functions may include, but are not limited to, removal of snow and ice from building walkways and steps, raking leaves, setting up chairs, tables, stages, and platforms and performing general laborer duties such as sweeping, mopping and cleaning floors, cleaning windows and walls, loading and unloading trucks or vehicles, and repairing fences. Graffiti removal and power washing.
May plant trees, shrubs, and other plants and fertilizes lawns, trees, shrubs, and plants.
May perform general routine maintenance and/or minor repairs of grounds equipment (e.g., clean, paint, oil, sharpen) utilized within assigned work area.
Maintain workspace conditions as prescribed by area.
Upon request, reports to work during various inclement weather conditions and/or emergencies
Perform related duties based on departmental need.
Unusual working conditions include working outside in all weather; work with potentially dangerous equipment and chemicals; exposed to dirt, dust, fumes, noise, and elements.
Minimum Qualifications: Ability to calculate fractions, decimals and percentages and to read and write common vocabulary; must be able to lift 60-100 pounds and be able to demonstrate full range of motion for bending, stooping, and lifting; must have current valid driver's license with acceptable driving record.
COMPLETE APPLICATION: You MUST indicate on your application materials evidence of having the experience, skills, or education required for this title. Please document all dates of employment, description of relevant duties, and full-time/part-time status.
The complete application will be the sole criteria used by Human Resources to determine eligibility, which is based on the minimum qualifications.
SUBJECTS AND WEIGHTS: 100% Training and Experience
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Eligibility test scores are based on meeting the minimum requirements and the rank will be based on the date and time of the application.
NOTE: If there are several positions posted for this job title, based on the AFSCME, 1199/SEIU contract, you must apply to each position separately in order to be considered.
Are you eligible to receive Ex-Veteran Credit? You must have a DD214 stating that you received an Honorable Discharge. In order to receive the additional credit for your military service, you must do one of the following with your DD214:
1. Attach a copy of the DD214 to your application.
2. Fax a copy to our office within 3 days after the closing date. Our fax number is 556-9652.
3. Bring a copy to our office within 3 days after the closing date. We are located at the University of Cincinnati, University Hall, 51 Goodman Dr., Suite 340
This position will be a professional position paid at an hourly rate.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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Internal Number: 26156-en_US
About University of Cincinnati
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSIO...N STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.