Grounds Worker

University of Kentucky

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Grounds Worker
Requisition Number RE08393
Working Title N/A
Department Name 3CM00:Medical Center Physical Plant
Work Location Lexington
Grade Level 37
Salary Range $10.90-16.88/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


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Required Related Experience

2 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Lifting, pushing, and/or pulling objects up to and over 50lbs; Standing or
walking with objects up to 25lbs; Repetitive motion; Risk of injuries from use of
equipment on the job; Loud noises; Cuts/punctures; Outdoor temperatures and
weather extremes.


Night [9:30pm – 6:00am] Hours of work may vary dependent upon situational and weather-related factors and may require some weekend(s), and holiday(s) response (occasional).

Job Summary

The Grounds Worker reports directly to the Custodial Supervisor and tends an
area of land for aesthetic or functional purpose and performs all aspects of
grounds turf maintenance including: mowing, trimming, edging, weed control
and removal, seeding, fertilizing, grounds clean-up, and leaf removal; Ensures
proper utilization of groundskeeping equipment, including implements and
vehicles such as: mowers; lawn mowers; tractors; string trimmers; edger’s;
rotary brushes; rakes; leaf blowers; shovels; trowels; sprinklers; garden tools; as
well as a watering can, pressure washers, or truck mounted watering system;
May repair and maintain the playing surface at athletic or designated venues, as
required; Performs minor pruning of tree limbs, shrubbery, and bushes;
Maintains grounds and landscaping equipment in a safe operating condition;
Maintains Campus landscaping, gardens or sporting venues (and their
vegetation where appropriate) for appearance and functionality, including
trimming hedges, pulling weeds, planting flowers, etc.; During plant
installations, follows designs created by a landscape architect; Installs and
maintains landscaped areas, including mulching, planting, and watering flower
gardens; Applies environmentally appropriate weed and pest control; Maintains,
improves, and ensures general upkeep of grounds, athletic, or designated
venues, including garages; Secures litter and empties trash in designated area
(s); Ensures litter-free zone(s); and Maintains and cleans University parking
garages and stairwells. In addition, the Grounds Worker prepares for winter
weather events as necessary, at any and all hours, including nights, weekends,
and holidays; Participates in continuous snow and ice control/removal during
winter weather events; Addresses clean-up efforts as necessary following winter
weather events, including the cleaning and storage of equipment and supplies;
Removes snow and ice from University sidewalks, steps, parking areas, roads,
etc., as required; and Operates, as assigned, light to heavy snow/ice removal
equipment, including salt spreaders, snow shovels, snow blowers, snow plows
or brushes, trucks and tractors with attached snow removal equipment, etc.
IEBC (Internal Employees Being Considered).

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

MS Windows/Office; KRONOS
Ability to push, pull or lift objects over 50lb; Work during emergency closings,
including early mornings, late evenings, weekends, and holidays; In extreme
weather conditions – outdoors.
Drivers License and the ability to drive are preferred.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

High School + 2-Years Experience in grounds-keeping; turf and landscaping

Deadline to Apply 01/22/2017
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