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Title: Groundsworker A
Department: Grounds Shop
Position Number: 0143300

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The maximum number of characters that can be entered is 3900. Schedule: Saturday and Sunday: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm Mon., Tue. & Fri: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, with Wednesday and Thursday off.
Special Instructions to Applicants: UNION POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO SEIU UNION MEMBERS ONLY DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF POSTING. AFTER ONE WEEK OF POSTING, IF THE POSITION HAS NOT BEEN FILLED INTERNALLY, IT IS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE DARTMOUTH COMMUNITY.

OPEN TO UNION MEMBERS ONLY FROM OCTOBER 16, 2011 THROUGH OCTOBER 22, 2011.


Schedule:
Saturday and Sunday: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm
Mon., Tue. & Fri: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, with Wednesday and Thursday off.

Position Purpose: Under minimal 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, in a safe, knowledgeable, confident manner, all related tools, equipment, and vehicles, including mowers, seeders, rototillers, aerators, etc. Instructs B and C Grounds Workers in the use of tools, equipment, and vehicles as necessary. In winter, responsible for removing snow and ice from sidewalks, patios, athletic fields, and some drives using hand tools, tractors with attachments, and small and large vehicles. Responsible for removal and disposal of dirt, debris, and rubbish from campus lawns and lots. Responsible for directing small work parties assigned to specific projects.

Skills & Knowledge: Working knowledge and experience in state of the art grounds keeping methods and techniques, such as fertilization, aeration, irrigation, weeding, seeding, mowing, and sodding. High level knowledge of and demonstrated mastery in operating and providing upkeep maintenance for heavy equipment and vehicles such as tractors, loaders, mowing machinery, rototillers, hydraulic sprayers, aerators, lawn sweepers, and tractor-mounted snow removal equipment. Tractor mounted attachments including but not limited to: Snow blowers, York broom, Rake-O-Vac, Verti Drain, Verti Cutter, Aera Vator, Top Dressers, Slicer Seeders and Fertilizers Spreaders. High level 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 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

Minimum Experience: High School graduate with 5 to 8 years of relevant experience; or the equivalent and a valid driver's license. 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. Strong customer service orientation.

Minimum Education: High School graduate with 5 to 8 years of relevant experience.
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Level: E
Employment Category: Regular Full Time


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