Grounds Services Technician

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
February 02, 2023
Offerd Salary:$35,468 - $43,714
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Position Information

General Information

Vacancy Open to All Candidates

Employment Type Permanent - Full-time If time-limited, note appointment end date Hours per week 40 Months per year 12 Position Number 013154 NC Salary Grade Equivalency GN04 Classification Title Grounds Services Technician - Advanced Working Title Grounds Services Technician Salary Range $35,468 - $43,714 Anticipate Hiring Range $33,528 - $37,975 FLSA Status Non Exempt Division Business Affairs Department Facilities Management (Adm) Work Unit Grounds Work Schedule

6:30 am – 3:00 pm; Monday through Friday. Occasional overtime as needed. 6.00 am – 2.30 pm summer hours Monday through Friday. Occasional overtime as needed.

This position is designated as ‘mandatory' and, when contacted to report to work, its incumbent is expected to reach the campus as expeditiously as possible using normal precautions as dictated by the adverse weather conditions. Will be hiring for two positions: 013154 & 009725

Primary Purpose of Position

The Grounds Services Technician/Playing Fields will assist in maintaining the University facilities in good working order and maintaining an overall pleasant working, teaching and learning environment. This position is to support the associated grounds and landscaping requirements due to the development of expanded highly maintained landscaped areas of campus. This position will be mainly looking after the sports fields and surrounding areas. The maintenance includes all procedures associated with NCAA sports fields including line painting and clay infield work, herbicide, fungicide, insecticide and fertilization treatments which require basic knowledge of materials, elemental horticulture, and the skill to fulfill these duties: litter control, weed control, trimming of undergrowth and pruning of trees, rip rap and erosion repair, upkeep of the drainage structures and snow and ice removal along walkways and steps.

Minimum Education/Experience

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Some knowledge of grounds keeping procedures, ability to follow instructions and to perform medium to heavy physical work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

University Preferred Qualifications:

Graduation from high school, or completion of its equivalency, and two (2) years of related grounds experience.

Essential Job Duties

The Grounds Service Technician/Playing Fields performs under the direction of the Grounds Supervisor/Playing Fields Supervisor.

Duties include:

  • All maintenance procedures associated with NCAA division one sports fields
  • All maintenance procedures associated with Grounds work.
  • Assist in maintaining the University facilities in good working order and maintaining an overall pleasant working, teaching, and learning environment.
  • Other Work Responsibilities

  • Daily tasks to include: litter control, tractor operation, weed eating, edging, blowing, mowing, seeding and fertilizing, installation, watering, irrigation repair, operation of irrigation, pruning, pesticide application, riding mowers, tree removal, storm clean up and snow removal.
  • Use hand tools such as shovels, rakes, pruning, regular saws, hedge and brush trimmers, and axes, as well as power lawnmowers, chain saws, snow blowers, and electric clippers.
  • Operate machines and equipment such as trucks, tractors, and other gardening and grounds maintenance-type equipment.
  • Perform more advanced grounds operations including but not limited to aerating, overseeding, mowing, and fertilizing with tractors and other specialized equipment.
  • Use irrigation methods and control systems to adjust the amount of water consumption and reduce waste.
  • May apply fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides either occasionally or on a normal periodic basis.
  • May be required to obtain, mix and transport chemicals and similar products and apply them in the correct amount, and the correct areas. Clean the application equipment, and return it to inventory.
  • Report to Facilities Management when called to assist with clearing and cleaning streets, sidewalks, steps, and other areas of obstructions, such as snow, ice trees, etc. during inclement weather, which usually requires overtime hours, weekends, and holidays. Sometimes requires early morning travel in marginal weather conditions and long working hours.
  • Perform other duties as assigned and/or delegated to support all operations.
  • Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

  • Two years' experience in progressive grounds/landscape maintenance fieldwork is preferred.
  • Two or more years of experience in professional turf-grass maintenance is preferred.
  • Advanced pruning/plant care techniques
  • Ability to foster and create an atmosphere of teamwork.
  • Valid driver's license is required. The Grounds Service Technician operates assigned vehicles on and/or off-campus and is required to possess, maintain, or obtain a valid driver's license upon appointment to the position.
  • Selected candidates must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Necessary Licenses or Certifications

    Where applicable, must be eligible for required certification(s).

    Valid NC State driver's license or ability to obtain.

    Work Location FM - Grounds Playing Fields Posting date 12/02/2022 Closing date 02/02/2023 Proposed Hire Date 01/16/2023 Contact Information Special Notes to Applicants

    Two positions will be hired from this posting: 013154 & 009725

    UNC Charlotte Benefits Information: https: //

    The finalist will be subject to a Criminal Background Check.

    Please upload reference information including ​names, position titles and company/institutions, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least ​two​ current/previous supervisors.

    The Search Committee will not contact references without first verifying permission with the finalist ​.

    Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience, and education are listed on your application.

    Do not write ‘see resume' on your application when completing the job duties section.

    If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities, and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).

    Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.

    Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application.

    These documents will be used to evaluate your written communication skills as well as supporting documents of your knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and professional experience.

    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
  • UNC Charlotte Website
  • HERC Job Board
  • Inside Higher Education
  • Circa (formerly known as Local JobNetwork)
  • Another Website
  • Agency Referral
  • Advertisement/Publication
  • Personal Referral
  • Other
  • Where did you learn about this posting?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • How many years of experience do you have in progressive grounds/ landscape maintenance work?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have professional turf grass maintenance work experience? If so, please describe it and include how many years' experience you have.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • What experience do you have in operating heavy grounds machinery? Please list the heavy equipment you have experience operating.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have a valid driver's license or can you obtain one before the first day of hire?
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  • Yes
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