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Groundskeeper

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Work type: University Staff - Permanent
Location: Platteville
Categories: Maintenance

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, located in Southwest Wisconsin, is currently recruiting for a year-round Groundskeeper position. The minimum starting salary for this position is $11.52 per hour plus excellent fringe benefits. A six-month probationary period is required. The normal working hours for this position are 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Responsibilities:

The position will work in an extremely collaborative educational environment to care year-round for the 326 acres that make up campus grounds. Campus grounds include approximately 100 acres of athletic fields; lawn and manicured landscaping; 150 acres of woods and prairies; 65 acres of sidewalks, parking lots, and streets as well as 90 acres of land at the Platte Mound (the lands surrounding and extending beyond the Platteville Mound (Big M). Essential functions of the position include: maintenance of the grounds, snow removal service, maintenance of equipment and signage along with the distribution of all university freight from Central Stores and Receiving.

What You'll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

- 1 experience pertaining to Horticulture

- 1 year experience with landscape maintenance (mowing, trimming, planting,   spraying, tree management, etc.)

- 1 year experience with snow removal

-  Basic equipment maintenance

- Be able to lift 50 lbs

- Valid Driver’s license

 -Basic computer skills

Preferred Qualifications:

 -Demonstrated knowledge of Horticulture (turfgrass, annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees)

- 3 years experience with landscape maintenance (mowing, trimming, planting, spraying, tree management, etc.)

- 3 years experience with snow removal

-- Small engine repair and maintenance

Why It's Great to be a Pioneer:

Department Information: The Facilities Management team supports the university and community with a safe, clean, healthy environment, accountable to all of our customers and to each other.

 

Campus Information: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

 

Application Deadline:

Applications must be received by March 26, 2019.

 

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed

 

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

 Andy Unrau, Grounds Supervisor, at unrauf @uwplatt.edu

 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

Diversity Statement

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.



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