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University of Northern Iowa Groundskeeper I/II in Cedar Falls, Iowa

Groundskeeper I/II

Job Category:Merit Blue Collar (https://hrs.uni.edu/merit)

Type of Position:Probationary

Full Consideration Date:Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Advertising Started on:Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Hiring Department:Grounds Services

Department:Grounds Services

Salary

Salary:$15.86/hr (see position description below for further details)

Iowa enjoys a lower cost of living than many other states. See how the Waterloo-Cedar Falls area compares by utilizing the cost of living calculator (https://money.cnn.com/calculator/pf/cost-of-living/) . Our overall compensation package is enhanced by excellent benefits for eligible non-temporary positions (https://hrs.uni.edu/sites/default/files/mybenefits/bn_newemployees_overview.pdf) .

Pay Grade (http://hrs.uni.edu/merit/pay-matrix) :AFSCME.6

Position Details

Percent of Time/Week:100%

Service Schedule:Merit 12 Months

Position Description:

Under general supervision, cares for and maintains turf areas; plants trees, shrubs and flower bed areas and applies chemicals to same as directed; operates and maintains equipment and performs other labor as necessary to maintain landscape and grounds; operates equipment to remove and haul snow from streets, parking lots, sidewalks, steps and entrances; provides functional supervision to student employees as necessary; and performs other related duties.

This is a first shift position with a work schedule of Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Pay Grade: I: 06; II: 08

Starting Hourly Wage: I: $15.86; II: $17.30 (potential for higher starting wage based on qualifications)

Required Qualifications:

Groundskeeper I: One year of experience in operating the machinery and tools used in groundskeeping work or any combination of related experience and education from which comparable knowledge and ability can be acquired which totals one year; and possession of a valid Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or the ability to obtain within 90 days of employment.

Groundskeeper II: Two years of experience operating the machinery and tools used in grounds work, or any combination of related experience and education from which comparable knowledge and ability can be acquired which totals two years; must have successfully completed commercial certification tests (3OT-Ornamental and Turf) for application of pesticides and eligible to be certified; may be required to successfully complete other commercial certification tests as required; and possession of a valid Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or the ability to obtain within 90 days of employment.

Online Application Required Documents

Application Type:This job requires basic applicant information, plus a resume. Your resume should not be sent to the contact below. The resume will be attached during the Online Application Process.

Professional References:Applicants must enter reference information online as part of the application process.

Number of References: 3

Cover Letter:A plain text cover letter is required.

Driving License Required:In order to be hired for this job, you must have a valid U.S. driving license.

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

Contact Information

Attention: Your resume should not be sent to the contact below. The resume will be attached during the Online Application Process.

Contact:Jonathan Butler (jonathan.butler@uni.edu) - jonathan.butler@uni.edu

Facilities Management 25

Phone: 319-273-6827

Department URL: https://fm.uni.edu/grounds

UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law. Applicant Accommodations

If you seek information or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at hrs-employment@uni.edu or call (319) 273-2422. For deaf or hard-of-hearing use Relay 711.

Campus Security & Crime Statistics, in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, information on crime statistics for recent years, Public Safety personnel and programs, building access, reporting crimes, safety suggestions, and policies, programs, and services regarding alcohol, drugs, and sexual abuse, is available in the UNI Annual Security and Fire Report (https://publicsafety.uni.edu/crime-statistics-clery-act-campus-security-policy-crime-statistics) . A paper copy is available from the Department of Public Safety, 030 Gilchrist Hall, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614.

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