Montclair State University

  • Grounds Worker (Multiple)

    Job Locations US-NJ-Montclair
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/16/2018 4:21 PM)
    University Facilities
  • Overview

    The Groundsworker under the direction of the Assistant Head Grounds Worker or their designee, shall perform tasks that result in first-rate care of the University's landscape. The position must be available to work all shifts, overtime and holidays.


    •  Monitors all campus grounds to determine needs for services such as, but not limited to:fertilizing, insect and disease control, weeding, dead plant removal, watering, pruning, etc. Maintains assigned area and picks up litter and debris on an as needed basis.
    • Maintains lawns and softscapes to maintain a neat and horticultural appealing appearance. This includes the following services; mowing, trimming, edging.
    • Hand weeds all areas that are not otherwise addressed via mowing or string trimming.
    • Waters all new plant material and floral displays to help with establishment and survival.
    • Prunes trees and shrubs to maintain their health and aesthetic value as well as to maintain street, walkway, building, signage and lighting clearance.
    • Installs and maintains seasonal plantings using annual flowers, perennial flowers, ornamental grasses, bulbs, etc. Reports to supervisor the need for any services or any unsafe action and/or condition.
    • Is mindful of and places a premium upon all rules and regulations pertaining to operation of tools, machinery, etc.
    • Maintains and prepares athletic fields and adjacent areas for practices and events, including but not limited to: dragging, vacuuming, lining, clean-up, etc. Edges, cultivates, and mulches tree rings and shrub beds.
    • Removes leaves from lawns, walks, roads, parking lots, etc. on an as needed basis to maintain a clean and safe environment.
    • Inspects, cleans and  maintains all equipment and tools used in the performance of tasks.
    • Prepares areas to be landscaped and installs landscape material as required. (Examples include soil, seed, sod, mulch, shrubs, trees, pavers, decorative stone, etc.)
    • Builds skill base by attending landscape training sessions as assigned.
    • Attends all safety training as identified by the leadership of the Grounds department.
    • Acquires knowledge of and utilizes technology as required to fulfill duties (Examples include handheld devices, pagers, two-way radios, etc.
    • Responds to emergencies in a timely and professional manner.
    • Treats customers and coworkers with respect.
    • Responds to and closes out all assigned work order requests in a timely fashion.
    • On a daily basis, provides supervisor with a log that indicates all activities completed.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.


    This position is designated as essential. The designation of essential requires employees at these 24/7 facilities to be present due to inclement weather situations.


    O10: $32,462.05 - $45,233.86 *NOTE: Salaries for internal candidates are determined by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission's formula. Salaries for external candidates are determined up to $36,719.32.


    •  One year of experience in the performance of landscape maintenance work.
    • May be required to obtain a New Jersey Commercial Pesticide Applicators License with certifications in categories 3A and 3B.
    • Required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey.
    • Ability to read, write, speak, understand or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of the position.


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