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FY 2018 Extra Help Grounds Worker (Pool)

Pool Details

Pool Details

Pool Number
Title Extra Help Grounds Worker
Open Date 11/14/2017
Close Date 06/30/2018
Application Expires After Number Of Days
Full-time/ Part-time Part-time
Salary/Pay Range
Specialization
Job Summary

Under direct supervision from a designated supervisor, perform grounds maintenance or construction such as: planting, transplanting, fertilizing, spraying, watering, pruning, mowing lawns, and otherwise tending to lawns, trees, flowers, bushes, or other shrubbery, and ornamental plants.

Job Description

1. Repairs and maintains secondary roads, parking lots, sidewalks, driveways, signage, benches, fountains, planters, burial sites, and other grounds features. Also, maintains and repairs tools, and equipment.
2. Assists in cultivating, transplanting, watering, maintaining, and removing shrubs, trees, and flowers when necessary.
3. Removes snow and ice from walks, stairs, ramps, driveways, and parking lots. Spreads salt, cinders, or sand in these areas as needed.
4. Mows and edges lawns, using power mowers and edgers; cares for established lawns by mulching, aerating, weeding, grubbing, and removing thatch. Trim and edge around flower beds, walks, and walls.
5. Cleans streets, walks, drains, parking lots, porch areas, and other outdoor areas as requested. Empties trash receptacles, cleans outside around trash compactors, and collects all other rubbish left on campus grounds and in building entryways.
6. Operates power equipment and hand tools used in the performance of assigned duties.
7. Mixes and performs application of chemical fertilizers, pest control treatments, and herbicides as required with respect to other duties of the position.
8. Moves and stores furniture and heavy equipment, or special set ups for outside events.
9. Stores supplies, hauls trash, hauls dirt, boulders, or white rock, and sets up signs or barricades.
10. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

None

Preferred Qualifications

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you agree to a criminal background check?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  3. * Do you reside in the state of Illinois and have a valid state id or Illinois driver’s license?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Indicate your level of specific work experience using hand and power tools such as but not limited to, chain saws, power hedge trimmers, string trimmers (weed eaters), rototillers, hand sprayers, power blowers/vacuums, air compressors, hand mowers, etc.
    • My work experience is not directly related to the job function described.
    • My work experience indicates a minimum level of competency relevant to the job function described, requiring some assistance and guidance.
    • My work experience indicates a high level of competency relevant to the job function described.
  5. * Specify your work experience reading, understanding, and following written instructions regarding the use of and application of fertilizers, pesticides (insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides), fencing materials, paving materials, etc.
    • My work experience is not directly related to the job function described.
    • My work experience indicates a minimum level of competency relevant to the job function described, requiring some assistance and guidance.
    • My work experience indicates a high level of competency relevant to the job function described.
  6. * Confirm specific work experience operating the following equipment/machinery: trucks, tractor mowers, power riding lawn mower, snow plows, snow blowers, power sprayers, field marking or striping equipment, tree movers, trenchers, stump grinders, chippers, sod cutters, skid-steer loaders, slit seeders, tricksters (scooters), turf sweepers, irrigation controllers, aerifiers, etc.
    • My work experience is not directly related to the job function described.
    • My work experience indicates a minimum level of competency relevant to the job function described, requiring some assistance and guidance.
    • My work experience indicates a high level of competency relevant to the job function described.
  7. * Have you successfully completed college/university or vocational/technical, military course(s) or training providing the knowledge of labor in connection with ground maintenance or grounds construction? Please indicate below the course(s) name, program name, and or type of training.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Please indicate if you possess current license(s) / certification(s) from Illinois Department of Agriculture as a Certified Pesticide Operator, Licensed Operator, Commercial Operator’s License, Commercial Applicator’s License, and/or Nurserymen’s Certificate or form IDPH’s Structural Pest Control Technician Certification, Arborist Certification or other areas related to grounds maintenance:

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Certification