Grounds Services Technician

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
February 17, 2024
Offerd Salary:$35,766 - $37,500
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
Working type:N/A
Ref info:N/A
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 GST001 NC Salary Grade Equivalency GN04 Classification Title Grounds Services Technician - Advanced Working Title Grounds Services Technician Salary Range $35,766 - $37,500 Anticipate Hiring Range $35,766 - $37,500 FLSA Status Non Exempt Division Business Affairs Department Facilities Management (Adm) Work Unit Grounds Work Schedule

6:30 am – 3:00 pm; Monday – Friday (1st Monday in October through last Friday in April). 6:00 am – 2:30 pm; Monday – Friday (1st Monday in April through last Friday in September). Occasional O.T. and weekend hours are possible.

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.

Primary Purpose of Position

The Grounds Services Technician 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 includes all procedures associated with turf/landscape maintenance including herbicide, fungicide, insecticide, and fertilization treatments which require the 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 is preferred, 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 is preferred.

Essential Job Duties

  • Perform daily tasks to include: litter control, equipment operation, weed eating, edging, blowing, mowing, seeding and fertilizing, installation, watering, irrigation operation and repair, pruning, pesticide application, riding mowers, tree removal, operation of the backhoe and skid steer, storm clean up and snow removal.
  • Use hand tools such as shovels, rakes, pruning and regular saws, hedge and brush trimmers, and axes, as well as power lawnmowers, chain saws, snow blowers, and electric clippers. May use heavier equipment such as tractors and other vehicles.
  • 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, over-seeding, 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.
  • Other Work Responsibilities

  • Assisting general services specialists with daily tasks and project work including moving furniture & event set up, irrigation work, arborist work, and assisting the grounds mechanic.
  • Perform other duties as assigned and/or delegated to support all operations.
  • Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

  • 2 years experience in progressive grounds/landscape maintenance fieldwork is preferred.
  • An understanding of pruning/plant care techniques.
  • Ability to foster and create an atmosphere of teamwork.
  • Graduation from high school, or completion of its equivalency, and two (2) years of related grounds experience is preferred.
  • 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).

  • A valid driver's license is required, or the ability to obtain . 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.

  • Work Location FM - Grounds Posting date 08/17/2023 Closing date 02/17/2024 Proposed Hire Date 09/01/2023 Contact Information Special Notes to Applicants

    This is an ongoing applicant pool of Grounds Services Technician – Advanced for the Facilities Management department only.

    ● You only need to apply for this Grounds Services Technician – Advanced position once during the posting period – your application will bevalid for the open period of July 17, 2023 – January 17, 2023

    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


    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 (optional) 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


    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)

  • Do you have a valid driver's license or can you obtain one before the first day of hire?
  • No
  • Yes
  • Please describe your experience in the use of hand tools such as shovels, rakes, pruning and regular saws, hedge and brush trimmers and axes, as well as power lawnmowers, chain saws, snow blowers and electric clippers.
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact Information for References
  • Optional Documents

    From this employer

    Recent blogs

    Recent news