Mows, fertilizes, and maintains turf grass. Transplants, prunes, waters, and maintains ornamental plants, trees and shrubs. Weeds, mulches, and maintains ornamental beds. Performs litter control and general grounds maintenance. Maintains and performs basic repairs to landscape irrigation system. Sweeps, repairs, and otherwise maintains hardscape areas. Installs and maintains campus signage and site fixtures. Provides support for outdoor events. Performs snow removal. Provides grounds maintenance in all seasons and weather conditions. Performs basic inspections and maintenance on equipment and vehicles. Operates equipment including large mowers, skid steers, brush chipper, and sweepers.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching and crawling all day. Must be able to work outside in various temperatures (summer/winter) for extended periods of time. The employee must frequently lift and move items up to 50 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.
**Please note, Grounds also has other opportunities posted-please feel free to review the qualifications for those specific roles (Groundskeeper II & Groundskeeper III)
This position is Monday to Friday; 7am-3:30pm Winter Hours and 6am-2:30pm Spring/Summer.
High school diploma or equivalent;
1-2 years related experience in grounds preferred
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Basic computer proficiency/skills;
Ability to self-start, work independently and complete work orders in a timely manner;
Strong customer service focus;
Knowledge of ground related equipment/tools (e.g. shovel, rake, prunes, saw, t-post) preferred;
Knowledge of hazards and safety precautions of operating grounds equipment preferred;
Ability to see details at close range;
Ability to listen and understand spoken information and ideas;
Ability to lift, push, pull or carry objects;
Ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs;
Ability to work at heights of 20 feet and above;
Ability to work outside in various temperatures (summer/winter) for extended periods of time;
Ability to be "on-call" on a rotational schedule
Seeing: 75 - 100%
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 75-100 % (pound: 50 lbs.)
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 - 100%
Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: Yes
Must have a valid and current driver's license with a clean driving record for the last 3 years and no major violations within the last 5 years
Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.
This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.