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Groundskeeper (Landscape Services)

The University of Mississippi Definition of Class The incumbent performs routine grounds maintenance and tasks of an unskilled or semi-skilled nature.
Examples of Work Performed
Cuts lawns using power mower.
Operates trucks, tractors, carts, power equipment and hand tools, as required.
Cleans, services, and reports equipment malfunctions on all equipment used in grounds maintenance such as mowers, tractor/trailers, high-lift fork trucks, wood chippers and other hand/power tools.
Monitors and participates in gathering and removing trash from campus grounds, streets and walks.
Maintains UM standards on landscaping beds by planting, weeding; trimming; edging; mulching spraying, fertilizing and using herbicides.
Trims and edges around walks, flowerbeds and walls using clippers and edging tools.
Prunes shrubs and hedges using power tools and hand tools to shape and improve growth to meet UM standards
Rakes, blows, mulches and removes leaves; replaces mulch; cleans drainage ditches and culverts and hauls debris to dumping area.
Waters lawns and shrubs during dry periods using hose or by activating fixed or portable sprinkler system.
Sprays lawns, shrubs and trees with fertilizer or insecticides.
Sweeps and cleans streets; removes snow, ice and debris from streets and walks as required.
Provides guidance to student or temporary employees regarding work duties.
Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.
Essential Functions These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.
Mows lawns using power mower.
Maintains landscaping beds by planting, weeding; trimming; edging; mulching spraying, fertilizing and using herbicides.
Rakes, blows, mulches and removes leaves; replaces mulch; cleans drainage ditches and culverts.
Waters lawns and shrubs during dry periods using hose or by activating fixed or portable sprinkler system.
Monitors and participates in trash gathering and removal from grounds, streets, walks, ditches, and culverts.
Minimum Education/Experience Education:
Ability to read, write, and understand basic instructions.
AND
Licensure:
Incumbents must possess a valid driver s license and obtain a Class D Driver s License within the first six months of employment.
Salary/Wage Information To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges. EEO Statement The University of Mississippi complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information. Background Check Statement



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