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Groundskeeper/Crew Leader

Position Details

Classification Details

FLSA Status Non-Exempt

Position Information

Position Title Groundskeeper/Crew Leader
Position Type Staff
Employee Group Staff
Time Status Full-Time
Time Category Full Time (1560-2080 hours)
Annual Hours 2080
# of Months 12
Hours Per Week 40
Work Dates

July 1 – June 30

Campus Main Campus (Grantham)

Position Description

Position Summary

Assist the Sports Turf Crew Leader in the maintenance and preparation of all fields, courts, and tracks to include mowing, lining, aerating, seeding, top dressing, irrigating and trash removal. Placement of equipment to support athletic events, college or off-campus related, to include soccer goals, hurdles, bleachers, pole vault mats, etc.

Education Required

High School Diploma or equivalent. Pennsylvania pesticide license

Education Preferred
Experience Required

6 months – 1 year grounds related experience.

Experience Preferred
Skills, Characteristics Required for Position

• Excellent knowledge of sports turf management and sports turf preparation.
• Ability to work with limited supervision, self motivated and team-player, with good interpersonal skills.
• Excellent time management and organizational skills.
• Support Sports Turf Crew Leader, filling in if necessary.
• Ability to operate standard grounds equipment, tractor, mower, front mount mower, line painter, weed whip etc.
• Knowledge of irrigation system, small repairs and set up.
• Basic knowledge of construction of fences, concrete macadam work, and storm drain installation preferred.
• Basic computer skills including the use of campus e-mail system and software programs used to perform job.

Special Working Conditions

Must be able to endure outdoor exposure to extreme temperatures, physically demanding job functions including walking, standing, pulling, lifting, and stooping. Must be able to lift an average of 75 lbs. This position is essential; employees providing essential services must report to work as scheduled by their supervisor in the event of an emergency closing or delay. In the event of a snowstorm, this position may be responsible for off-hours snow removal.

Driving Requirements

This position requires the operation of a Messiah College owned or leased vehicle and the employee must possess and maintain a current driver’s license, meet the established criteria, and abide by all policies and procedures as presented in the College’s Fleet Vehicle Use Policy.

Essential Employee Essential - Emergency Only
Primary Duties

1. Maintenance and prepartion of all athletic fields courts and tracks. Including mowing and lining of fields and skinned areas.
2. Assist in the off-season turf management program including mowing, aeration, slit seeding, top dressing and irrigation.
3. Prepare for track and field events and campus utilized by off-campus summer clientele.
4. Placement of all sports equipment for outdoor sports from storage to use location including soccer goals, baseball and softball bases, polevault mats, hurdles and bleachers.
5. Police grounds for trash and debris.
6. Support Grounds Mechanic throughout winter months assisting with metal fabrication projects, grounds equipment repairs, landscape projects etc.
7. Ability to operate standard grounds equipment; tractor, mower, front mount mower, line painter, weed whip etc.
8. Additional duties to be assigned by Supervisor to support the Grounds department to include but not limited to tree removal, mowing, weed whipping, backhoe operation etc
9. Maintain consistent and reliable attendance.

Secondary Duties

1. Assist in snow removal program in winter months.
2. Be available to help other Departments as needed.
3. Assist in Central Receiving.
4. Other duties as assigned.

Supervises: # of Administrative 0
Supervises: # of Staff 0
Supervises: # of Student 0
Posting Date 03/14/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Application Deadline

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Personal Statement - Faith
Optional Documents