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Job Title: Grounds Worker (6915)
Location: Edwardsville, IL United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/09/2017
Expire Date: 01/08/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration
Job Description
Grounds Worker (6915)
The Grounds Worker spends a substantial amount of time mowing, trimming, dethatching, fertilizing lawns, aerating lawns and fields, seeding and sodding, raking and mulch leaves on all University property. He or she will maintain athletic fields/artificial turf, mark out boundaries, paint team logos, and remove trash /recycle material. The Grounds Worker also handles removal of nuisance animals.

Additionally, the Grounds Worker will assist in tree planting, and trimming of hedges, shrubs and small trees, removing dead trees, damaged or unwanted trees as needed. The Grounds Worker will also help plant flowers, trees, and shrubs and water lawns, trees and landscapes.

Other duties may include:
-Remove of concrete/asphalt and debris while repairing and maintaining secondary roads/parking areas - Cleans streets, walks, drains, catch basins/outdoor areas.
-Apply fertilizers/pesticides and chemicals to stimulate growth and prevent or control weeds, disease or insect infestation.
-Weed and mulch landscape beds.
-Maintains irrigation systems.
-Supervise temporary workers and student workers performing the duties of the grounds department.
-Assist with removal of snow and ice from roads, sidewalks, stairs, ramps, driveways and parking lots.

Further duties and responsibilities may be assigned in support of the departmentís mission and goals.

This position is a current civil service vacancy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. This position will close to applicants at close of business, 4:30 pm CST, on the posting end date.

Applicants must submit a Civil Service application (required), a detailed resume, and unofficial transcripts, including those for SIUE, through HireTouch. Your resume should reflect all relevant skills and experience related to the minimum qualifications listed for this position. If qualifying by education, you must submit your transcripts, including those for SIUE, at the time of application. Applicants qualifying for Veteranís preference must submit a copy of form DD214 at the time of application. For additional information, please visit: Eligibility Criteria and Point Allocation and Proof of Eligibility. Please submit any other licenses or certifications related to the position at the time of application.

To apply for a vacancy, click the ďApplyĒ button. This will prompt you to access your existing HireTouch account or create a new account. Instructions for creating a new account are available at: HireTouch Set-Up. Only create a new account if you have NEVER created an account. In your HireTouch account, you will upload all necessary documentation as requested above. After logging in or completing your new profile, you can then complete your application process for individual positions.

For Civil Service positions, Illinois residency is required within 180 calendar days of the start date for the designated position.

Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment. NOTE: Some positions are represented by a union and may require union dues.

For more information, please visit the Office of Human Resources website at www.siue.edu/humanresources or call Civil Service Testing at 618-650-2190.

$16.96 Hourly, This position is represented by a union and the current negotiated contract includes salary increases over a three (3) year period (three (3) year tiered system) up to $26.18 at the third year.
Qualifications & Requirements
No experience or educational prerequisites.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Knowledge of the propagation, planting, care, and maintenance of ornamental trees, shrubbery, flowers, and lawns.
2. Knowledge of greenhouse and nursery operations.
3. Knowledge of equipment used in grounds operations.
4. Supervisory ability.
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Contact Information
Contact Name:Jennifer Oates-Blair
Contact Email:joatesb@siue.edu
Website:https://siue.hiretouch.com/cs-current-vacancies/cs-current-vacancies-job-details?jobID=6915&job=grounds-worker-6915
Company Description:
SIUE is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live. SIUE awards degrees in undergraduate and graduate programs encompassing the arts, sciences, nursing, education, health, human behavior, business and engineering. The Schools of Dental Medicine and Pharmacy award first-professional doctoral degrees in dental medicine (DMD) and pharmacy (PharmD). SIUE is an NCAA Division I member of the Ohio Valley Conference, as well as the Missouri Valley Conference in menís soccer and the Southern Conference in wrestling. The Edwardsville campus is supplemented by campuses in Alton and East St. Louis. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteranís status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities.
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