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AVILA UNIVERSITY

KANSAS CITY, MO
KANSAS CITY , MO

Groundskeeper

AVILA UNIVERSITY
KANSAS CITY, MO Full-time
Posted on January 11, 2019

Position Available

Groundskeeper

Appointment Date

Position available immediately.

Responsibilities

The Groundskeeper performs semi-skilled work in the maintenance, care, and modification of University grounds and landscapes which includes the operation of electrically-powered and gasoline-powered groundskeeping equipment and machines, and the use of small hand and power tools or equipment in planting, cultivating, and trimming grounds and landscaping. The Groundskeeper also performs maintenance on groundskeeping equipment and tools, and makes minor repairs as directed.

Qualifications

Education: A high school diploma or the equivalent is required.

Experience: At least two years of experience in groundskeeping is required, where knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in planting, cultivating, and trimming a variety of types of trees, shrubs, ground cover, flowers and grasses has been gained; an Associate’s degree in horticulture or a related field may be substituted for the two years of experience required. Knowledge of the use and proper disposal of chemicals used in groundskeeping (horticulture, turf management, and floriculture) is preferred.

Skills: Must be able to read English language sufficiently to understand written work orders and instructions as well as directions for the proper mixture, use, and disposal/storage of cleaners, solvents, chemicals, fertilizers and similar products used in groundskeeping. Skill in the proper operation and maintenance of grounds maintenance tools, equipment, and machinery is required. Ability to identify and eradicate disease or insect damage to plant and turf materials is preferred.

Effort: Requires the ability to lift and carry groundskeeping supplies and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 80 pounds on an occasional basis, prolonged walking or standing, and frequent bending, stooping, kneeling, and reaching on a daily basis. Requires a full range of physical motion in order to operate manual, electrically-powered and/or gasoline-powered groundskeeping equipment and machines. Requires the ability to access facilities and areas which may only be accessible by climbing stairs or by climbing ladders to a height of 15 feet (e.g., for tree trimming). Must be able to move throughout assigned areas, as the work is performed primarily out-of-doors, year round.

License: Must have a valid Missouri motor vehicle operator's license. Possession of a public pesticide applicators license is preferred.

Salary

Competitive salary.

Benefits

This is a full time staff position, eligible for the usual and customary benefits.  AvilaUniversity’s comprehensive benefit package includes a generous holiday schedule, tuition remission for employee and dependents, vacation and sick leave, retirement benefits, health & dental insurance.

Application Information

Send cover letter and résumé to employment@avila.edu or mail to:

Office of Human Resources

AvilaUniversity

11901 Wornall Road

Kansas City, Missouri 64145-1698

The Community:

Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities

Avila University is a Catholic University sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, dedicated to the liberal arts and the professional areas, with an enrollment of 1800 students.  Avila offers a broad range of undergraduate programs and Masters degrees in Psychology, Education, and Business.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in the recruitment of applicants, employment opportunities, or general employment practices on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.