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Groundskeeper I
2568
07/14/2021
Staff
Grounds - HGRO
Full-Time Staff
$29,994 - $35,797

Who We Are

If you want to join a values-driven organization that transforms the lives of students, Anne Arundel Community College is the place for you. We provide opportunity for faculty and staff to meet the needs of a diverse student body. Every move we make is done with the intention of helping our students achieve academic excellence and remain engaged with their educational goals. Innovation and creativity are at the center of what we do at AACC. We’re looking for forward-thinking individuals to join our team who are ready to thrive and grow with us.

 

We have a great opportunity for You

We also want someone who understands and supports equity and fairness in the workplace, and the positive impact those standards can have on an organization.

More specifically, the Groundskeeper I is responsible for performing all tasks related to maintaining the campus grounds, roads and parking lots. This includes but is not limited to trash collection from the campus grounds/parking lots, seasonal landscaping and snow removal. In addition, the position is required assist Event Services with the set up/breakdown of room arrangements, assembly of furniture/staging and relocation of equipment. This position is designated as Essential Personnel. The incumbent is required to assist in meeting the operational needs of the College during emergencies and college closures, as well as, ensure continuity of strategic services.

Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administrators, and staff members. The Grounds--HGRO Department in the Division of Learning Resource Management seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, embrace concepts of equity and inclusiveness, and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.

 

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Anne Arundel Community College has acted - and continues to act - with the safety of our students, faculty and staff as the highest priority. Beginning September 20, 2021, all employees must attest to their vaccination status. Those who are not fully vaccinated may be required to submit proof of a current negative COVID test result weekly prior to reporting to work on campus. New employees must complete the Employee Vaccination Certification within three (3) business days of their start date.  Prospective or new employees may seek an accommodation for religious or medical reasons to both vaccination and testing.  More details to follow on the accommodation process.  Email questions to humanresources@aacc.edu.

What you Will do in this role

Maintain the campus in a neat and orderly manner by collecting trash on the grounds and in parking lots, emptying trash containers; removing leaves and debris from all steps and sidewalks.

Mow grassy areas.  Trim and edge as needed and remove grass clippings from streets and sidewalks.

Establish and maintain flowerbeds, shrubbery and trees; including soil preparation, planting, fertilizing, thinning, mulching, feeding, watering, pruning, raking leaves and weeding as needed. Tree planting and removal as needed. 

Maintenance of snow removal equipment, including attaching plow blades, salt spreaders, hoppers, and etc. on appropriate Grounds vehicles. Operate snow removal equipment to keep campus roadways, walkways, common areas and steps clear of ice and snow.  Clean and repair snow removal equipment and vehicles as needed.

Assist in the set up and break down of room arrangements for all college-sponsored events and other special events as requested, including flooring, staging, furniture, seating, decorations, etc.

Assemble/relocate furniture and equipment as required for both main campus and satellite facilities.

Unload freight in support of various college departments, including the Print Shop, Bookstore and Central Services.

Maintain all grounds equipment by performing routine maintenance and minor repairs to ensure that all equipment is operating safely and efficiently.

Operate forklifts, front-end loaders, tractors, bucket truck and other grounds equipment as necessary to perform assigned duties.

Maintain all fire hydrants, manholes, storm drains and storm-water management ponds; ensure safe and efficient operation in accordance will all applicable governmental codes.

Maintain inventory of appropriate campus signs.  Install, repair and/or remove signage as requested.

Install, operate and maintain campus underground sprinkler system.  Ensure that the system is drained and winterized.

Assist in transporting hazardous waste from departmental storage areas to central storage.  Assist in the monthly disposal of biohazard waste by accompanying the vendor and ensuring adherence with college policies and procedures.

Follow established safety policies and procedure, including the use of all personal protective equipment necessary to perform duties safely.

Other duties as assigned by Assistant Director and Director.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What you will bring to this position

High school diploma or equivalent required.

Minimum of one year of commercial experience or demonstrated basic knowledge in the operation and maintenance of commercial groundskeeping equipment.

Ability to work safely and reliably with minimum of supervision.

Demonstrated ability to work under the following conditions and meet the following physical requirements:

     Ability to push, pull, lift and carry up to 50 lbs. throughout an 8 hour shift.

    Ability to work outdoors in varied weather condition, such as heat, cold, rain, snow     and slippery conditions.

     Ability to work on uneven surfaces.

     Ability to utilize lifts, ladders and/or scaffolding to work at elevated heights.

Possess a valid driver’s license and good driving record as determined by college policy.

And maybe a little of this too (our preference, but not required)

Proven record of attendance and reliability.

Proficient oral, written and electronic communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to professionaly assist and interact with culturally diveres students, faculty, staff and the public.

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Monday - Friday
Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae
 
Anne Arundel Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
 
As a condition of employment and in connection with your employment application process, Anne Arundel Community College shall conduct a background check on all candidates selected for employment. The information contained in such background reports shall be used for job relevant employment purposes. All offers of employment are contingent upon the favorable results of a background check screening.
 
While we appreciate your interest in employment with Anne Arundel Community College, we regret that we are unable to sponsor employment Visas for job applicants at this time.
 
College Statement on Diversity
 
Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) has responded to the needs of a diverse community for more than 50 years by offering high quality, affordable and accessible learning opportunities. Established in 1961, AACC is a fully-accredited, public two-year institution that offers national and regional studies that can lead to a degree or certificate, industry credential, transfer to a four-year institution, or career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning. AACC is committed to supporting and sustaining a diverse and inclusive educational environment with learning as our central mission. Diversity is not merely a goal but a value that is embedded throughout the institution in multiple areas including (but not limited to): learning, teaching, student development, institutional functioning, and engagement in partnerships with the local and global community.
 
•AACC is an equal opportunity employer who values the power of diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace.