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Groundskeeper / Laborer (internal)

Kutztown University

This is a Contract position in Kutztown, PA posted April 30, 2021.

Job SummaryThis is an Essential PositionThisindividual is responsible for routine groundskeeping duties including athletic field maintenance, landscape maintenance, snow removal, trash removal, and preparation and maintenance of all exterior landscape areas. The days and hours for this position are Tuesday – Saturday 0700-1500Additional tasks include logistical moves and event set ternal applicants can view the full job description here:AFSCME 2021-0031 -042721-050121.pdfMinimum Qualifications Two years experience in Grounds care, Landscaping, or related field Stable employment history; at least two full years with the same employer High school diploma, GED, or similar certificate. Must posses a valid driver’s license The candidate must possess the ability to work in a variety of environments including outdoor work during harsh weather extremes such as hot and cold temperatures. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to maintain and make routine repairs to machinery and equipment. Ability to learn and operate equipment commonly used in the landscape and turf maintenance industryPreferred Qualifications Three years of experience in grounds care and/or landscape maintenance. Formal education in a horticulture-related field Prior work experience involving snow removal operations. Prior work experience or formal education in the field of toxic chemical pesticides and herbicides, and knowledge of the safety precautions required to minimize hazards inherent in this field. A working mechanical knowledge of small equipment and repair of that equipment. The possession of a PA Department of Agriculture Certified Applicator License in the Core, Categories 6 & 7Supplemental InformationApplications & Resumes will be accepted until position is filled, however; to ensure full consideration, internal application materials should be received no later than close of day on May 1, 2021.All applications for this position must be submitted via our online application/resume system ONLY. Please do not fax, mail, or e-mail any documentation.Successful interview, reference checks, background clearances (PA Criminal, Child Abuse Clearance & FBI Clearance), and demonstration of ability are requisite qualifications for all positions.The University is very interested in hiring employees who have had extensive experience with diverse populations.Kutztown University is an AA/EOE/member of the PA State System of Higher Education and actively solicits applications from women and minority candidates.Non-Discrimination StatementKutztown University does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. To discuss a complaint of discrimination, please contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator located in the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by e-mail at or the Office for Civil Rights located in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, by phone at 800-421-3481 (TDD: 800-877-8339), by fax at 202-453-6012, or by e-mail at .