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Groundskeeper

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Groundskeeper
Classification Title Groundskeeper
Job Description

Rhodes College invites applications for Groundskeeper in Physical Plant. Performs general lawn care duties including mowing, edging, trimming, cleaning, raking and fertilizing; Waters and prunes trees and shrubs; Operates grounds keeping and general maintenance equipment, such as tractor, lawn mower, chain saw, backpack blowers and weed trimmer; Assists in various general maintenance projects, such as carpentry or plumbing projects; Assists in construction and leveling of sidewalks and repairs holes in asphalt; Assists in digging ditches for electrical and/or plumbing projects and maintains and repairs sewer lines; Cleans and maintains gutters, roof, roof drains, and ivy on buildings; Picks up and transports refuse, brush and other material to dumpsite; Maintains communication within Grounds department and Physical Plant as necessary. Must be a team player willing to “pitch-in” and help co-workers sustain a comfortable and well-maintained environment.

Required Education

High school diploma or GED equivalency preferred.

Required Qualifications

Valid driver license required. One (1) year and prior grounds keeping experience preferred. Ability to understand and follow directions, ability to define specific uses of products, ability to read and understand instructions and potential hazards, and ability to lift, bend, stoop, walk, push or pull heavy equipment, stand for extended periods of time required and work in adverse weather conditions. Must be able to pass a background check, pre-employment physical and drug screen.
Rhodes offers an excellent benefits package and a great working environment. To apply online, please visit jobs.rhodes.edu.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands

Ability to lift fifty (50) pounds floor to waist; Ability to lift thirty-five (35) pounds waist to shoulder and shoulder to overhead; Ability to work from a ladder; Ability to shovel reprtitively; Ability to use weed eaters (6-10 pounds), edgers (12-13 pounds), and backpack blowers (32 pounds) for sustained periods of time. Ability to work in adverse weather conditions.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S00095P
Open Date 04/20/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Recruiter/Contact for Applicant Lori Von Bokel-Amin
Contact Email for Applicant HR@rhodes.edu
Contact Number for Applicant 9018433750

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this employment opportunity?
    • Commercial Appeal
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Facebook
    • Higher Education Recruiting Consortium (HERC)
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • Indeed
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Minority Faculty Academic Database (MFAD)
    • Monster
    • Rhodes College website
    • StudentAffairs.com
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Twitter
    • Referral – Friend
    • Referral – Rhodes Employee
    • Walk-in
    • OT-Other
  2. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How many years of experience to you have in grounds keeping and/or general lawn care?
    • None
    • Less than one year
    • One to three years
    • Three to five years
    • More than five years
  4. * What are you currently earning and what are your salary expectations for this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * What interests you about this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Professional References