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Distinguishing Characteristics: Grounds Maintenance Career Progression

Distinguishing Characteristics: GROUNDS MAINTENANCE Career Progression


WORKER SPECIALIST UNIT SUPERVISOR
Nature of Work
  • Perform routine to general grounds maintenance activities in support of University grounds operations
  • Use detailed methods and established procedures
  • Influence area processes
  • Perform general grounds and heavy equipment maintenance activities in support of University grounds operations
  • Use judgment in application of maintenance methods and instructional techniques within established guidelines
  • Influence area processes and operations
  • Provide oversight and coordination of functions in support of University grounds operations
  • Use judgment in prioritizing workflow and applying methods
  • Establish service/work specifications and standards
Expertise
  • Remove debris, snow and ice
  • Plant, prune and remove trees, hedges and shrubs; clean, weed and mulch
  • Operate multiple types of equipment
  • May operate University vehicle on/off campus
  • Use general knowledge of University buildings and grounds
  • Provide leadership in implementing grounds projects; remove debris, snow and ice
  • Plant, prune and remove trees, hedges and shrubs; clean, weed and mulch
  • Operate/provide first-line maintenance on heavy equipment and vehicles
  • Operate University vehicle on/off campus
  • Use thorough knowledge of University buildings and grounds
  • Oversee, coordinate, monitor, and may perform activities related to tree, turf and horticultural maintenance and road and winter maintenance operations
  • May oversee furniture/equipment moves and set-up operations for University functions
  • Coordinate maintenance service requests; monitor and order inventory, equipment and supplies
  • Operate University vehicle on/off campus; use or operate heavy equipment.
  • Use thorough knowledge and understanding of University policies and procedures
Interaction
  • Participate in area safety training

  • Participate in area safety training
  • Provide equipment operations instruction
  • Participate in and may provide area safety training.
Supervision
  • N/A
  • May provide functional supervision to designated employees and/or affiliates.
  • Provide functional supervision to designated employees and/or affiliates.
Conditions
  • Lifting of 50 lbs. frequently 
  • Specific physical requirements may apply based on job functions
  • Lifting of 50 lbs. occasionally
  • Specific physical requirements may apply based on job function
Minimum Qualifications
  • High School diploma and one year experience required
  • Valid Vermont driver's license or ability to obtain, and driver's check may be required
  • High School diploma and two years related experience required
  • Valid Vermont driver's license and Commercial Driver's license (CDL) or ability to obtain, and driver's check required
  • High school diploma and three years' related experience required
  • Valid Vermont driver's license and Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or ability to obtain, and driver's check required




Last modified May 08 2009 09:03 AM