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Groundskeeper - Physical Plant

This position performs care and maintenance of campus grounds and athletic facilities. Responsibilities include snow removal, supporting athletic events, and maintaining athletic fields.

Provides care and maintains campus grounds through mowing, aeration, seeding, weed control by applying pesticides, irrigation system maintenance, policing grounds, edging, flower bed preparation and maintenance, fall leaves removal, bed mulching, and other miscellaneous grounds maintenance
Administers arboriculture duties that include pruning, planting, pesticide application, and limb removal
Athletic field maintenance duties include layout and painting fields according to NCAA guidelines for all athletic events, removing trash, mowing, weed control through pesticide application, bleachers and stadium cleaning
Maintains and repairs small engine equipment, and performs routine maintenance inspections to ensure equipment is in safe condition. Performs mechanical maintenance of grounds vehicles including riding mowers, utility vehicles, and tractors
Performs snow removal duties of shoveling, using snow moving equipment to clear walks and salt application
Assists labor crew as needed for setups at the athletic center and music department events

Possesses high school diploma or GED required
Has a minimum of one year experience in related field
Has knowledge of weed control methods and specifically the safe and appropriate application of herbicides and pesticides
Pesticide applicators general standards certification is required
Has knowledge of methods of planting landscape vegetation (plants, flowers, hedges, shrubs, lawns, trees)
Is able to tend/cultivate landscape vegetation
Is knowledgeable in irrigation/sprinkler system operation, maintenance, and repair
Possesses knowledge of small engine repair and grounds equipment operation, maintenance, and repair
Is knowledgeable of appropriate fertilizer use and application
Will frequently be exposed to all weather conditions and do heavy lifting and carrying

Please download an application at www. iwu. edu / human- resources /Positions. html and submit to Human Resources no later than October 12, 2016. If chosen as the finalist you will need to pass a pre-employment background investigation in order to be hired.

Illinois Wesleyan University

Human Resources, Holmes 209

1312 N. Park Street

Bloomington, IL 61701


Phone: 309-556-3536

• Location: Bloomington, IL, Bloomington/Normal

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