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GroundsworkerB/Temporary

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Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title GroundsworkerB/Temporary
Department Facilities Operations and Management
Position Number 0000000
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Position Purpose

Under general supervision from Grounds Supervisor, performs a variety of sometimes strenuous physical tasks dedicated to the daily care and maintenance of grounds, shrubs, and plants using appropriate methods and techniques. Responsible for operating and maintaining all related tools, equipment, and vehicles, including mowers, seeders, rototillers,
aerators, etc. In winter, responsible for removing snow and ice from
sidewalks, patios, and some drives using hand tools and small and large
vehicles. Responsible for removal and disposal of dirt, debris, and
rubbish from campus lawns and lots.

Skills & Knowledge
  • Working knowledge and experience in basic grounds keeping methods and techniques such as fertilization, aeration, irrigation, weeding, seeding, mowing, and sodding.
  • Knowledge of and ability to operate and provide upkeep maintenance for equipment and vehicles such as mowing machinery, rototillers, hydraulic sprayers, aerators, lawn sweepers, and snow removal equipment.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use a variety of hand tools such as shovels, rakes, lawn rollers, saws, pruners, hoses, trowels, tamps, hammers, pliers, and spading forks, etc.
  • Ability to follow instructions orally and in writing.
  • Ability to direct the work of and provide hands-on leadership for small work parties of Grounds Workers assigned to specific projects.
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical activities in all kinds of weather.
  • Willingness to work overtime as required.
  • Must have successfully completed the following training prior to performing work to which the training relates: Driver Safety, Hazard Communication.
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.
Minimum Experience
  • Must be willing to take and able to pass a D.O.T. physical examination on an as required basis.
  • Must be qualified under the terms of the Dartmouth College Driver Safety and Motor Vehicle Policy.
  • Must be able to pass an annual hearing test.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
Minimum Education
  • High School graduate with 2 – 4 years of relevant experience; or the equivalent.
FLSA Non-Exempt
Level Temp - Service
Employment Category Temporary Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter Gregory Frost
Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities

Duties:

  • Seeds, weeds, irrigates, aerates, fertilizes, sods, grades, and mows campus grounds and maintain shrubbery using requisite tools, equipment, and vehicles.
  • Operates hydraulic sprayer as necessary for fertilization and irrigation.
  • Collects and removes all debris and litter from campus grounds and lots.
  • Removes snow and ice from sidewalks, patios, and other designated areas, using requisite tools, equipment, and vehicles.
  • Drives pick up truck and other vehicles to get to and from assigned areas on campus.
  • Winterizes irrigation systems.

Conditions:

  • Work requires bending, kneeling, climbing, and working in cramped or awkward positions.
  • Work involves regular lifting, carrying, and holding objects weighing up to 80 pounds.
  • Work is performed: indoors, outdoors, in bad weather and in areas that are noisy, dirty, or smoky.
  • Work involves exposure to hazards from electric shock, burns, cuts and chemical fumes.
  • Work involves wearing special or protective clothing such as: aprons or overalls, gloves, goggles or masks and hearing protection.
-- Performs other duties as assigned.

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Additional Document #1
  4. Additional Document #2

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