at Joliet Junior College in Joliet, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Position Title:Groundskeeper

Job Description:POSITION TITLE: Groundskeeper
STATUS:Part time
DEPARTMENT: Facility Services
DIVISION: Administrative Services
UNION: Facility Services
REPORTS TO: Superintendent of Roads and Grounds
PLACEMENT: Buildings and Grounds Level 1A
MINIMUM PAY RATE: $15.51 per hour

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.

Groundskeeper works with a team to water, mow, and maintain campus grounds as directed. Performs routine groundskeeper functions of the assigned common areas; reports needed repairs and/or maintenance to the appropriate party. Will also sweep parking lots and roadways, pick up trash, and may assist on other projects as directed. Work is primarily outdoors and will involve the use of power equipment such as lawnmowers, edger, string trimmer, and leaf blowers. Assures assigned work is completed in a professional efficient manner. Accountable for prompt, efficient customer service.

1. General upkeep of the exterior campus facilities.
2.Snow removal from campus roads, parking lots and sidewalks.
3.Prepare for athletic and other special events on campus.
4.Operate commercial mowers, industrial tractors/loaders, trailers, sprayers, chain saws, 4x4 trucks, dump trucks, backhoe, string trimmers, irrigation equipment, utility vehicles and all related equipment.
5.Apply herbicides, insecticides and fertilizers.
6.Maintain all Grounds Division equipment and inventory equipment, tools, materials and supplies.
7.Implement and maintain campus landscapes.
8.Report all damage of exterior campus facilities and equipment to the Grounds Superintendent.
9.Receive training for Grounds care.
10.This position will require 24-hour on-call status during snow removal season (approx. Mid-November to Mid-April).
11.Other duties as assigned.
12.Perform related duties as assigned.

1.High school diploma or equivalent.
2.Must possess a valid Illinois Pesticide Operator's License or obtain such license within the ninety (90) calendar day probationary period.
3.Must possess and maintain a minimum of a valid class "C" Non-CDL Illinois Driver's License or obtain such license within the ninety (90) calendar day probationary period.
4.High degree of mechanical ability in equipment repair.
5.Must pass physical examination including lifting 50 lbs. from ground to waist high. Ability to work from a ladder or power lift above ground to a height of 30 feet.
6.Ability to communicate effectively.
7.Ability to serve as a crew leader for a culturally diverse group.
8.Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other members of the college and community, displaying cultural competence as well as emotional intelligence.
9.Demonstrated commitment to the college's core values of respect and inclusion, sustainability, integrity, collaboration, humor and well-being, innovation and quality.

1.Associate degree in Ornamental Horticulture.
2.Two (2) years of successful experience in a related position.
3.Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Crew Member certificate
4.English and Spanish verbal and written communication proficiency.
5.Demonstrated multicultural competence.

1.20- 28 hours per week.

1.Power equipment such as edger, leaf blowers, commercial mowers, industrial tractors/loaders, trailers, sprayers, chain saws, 4x4 trucks, dump... For full info follow application link.


Joliet Junior College is committed to maintaining an environment that is safe and free from discrimination, harassment, and misconduct on the basis of sex, which includes sexual orientation or gender-related identity. The College prohibits sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, stalking, and relationship/dating violence has put measures in place to ensure a safe and healthy educational and employment environment, and meet legal requirements in accordance with: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in the College's programs or activities; relevant sections of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex or sexual orientation, including gender-related identity; and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), which requires timely warning to the community of certain immediate threats.

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Job Posting: 11305743

Posted On: Sep 22, 2023

Updated On: Oct 13, 2023

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