Groundskeeper, Facilities Management, 100% Vacancy Announcement - Human Resources Office - UW-Superior Employment Opportunities

Vacancy Announcement

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Vacancy Announcement

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UW-Superior is committed to making excellence inclusive in every aspect of the institution. Diversity, inclusion and equity are prioritized learning resources for all community members. We strive to offer quality programs in an environment of trust and cooperation that centers on the worth of all individuals. The University is seeking candidates who will contribute to the achievement of this goal.


Groundskeeper, Facilities Management, 100%




University of Wisconsin-Superior
Facilities Management


This position will perform a variety of grounds maintenance functions such as mowing, aerating, and fertilizing campus grounds.It will also perform duties in snow and ice removal from walkways and parking lots on the campus.This position will perform a variety of tasks in the movement of equipment, recyclables, and furniture, and in other various labor intensive assignments.This position receives its work instruction from the Grounds Crew Chief, and is supervised by the Buildings and Grounds Superintendent.

Position Description


Ability to be certified for herbicide application. Basic knowledge for fertilizer application. Basic understanding of horticulture. Ability to read and comprehend written and spoken English. Use and operation a variety of equipment,i.e.: riding and push mowers, edging tools, power saws, snow blowers, front-end loaders, chain saws, snow plows, fork-lift, tractors, dump/pickup trucks,hydraulic bucket lifts, aerator, trimmers, seeders. Knowledgeable of Job Safety and Occupational Hazards. Maintains a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a cooperative manner with customers, students, co-workers and supervisors. Possession of a valid driver's license and the capability to operate state owned vehicles. Physical Requirements: Physical ability to perform manual labor, with possible heavy lifting of 35 to 50 pounds, and at times above the shoulders. Ability to pass a Pre-Employment Job Function Assessment and Criminal Background Check. This position requires working outdoors, with exposure to all types of weather conditions, i.e., extreme cold during the winter, and heat during the summer. This position may expose worker to sounds and noise that are distracting and uncomfortable. This position will wear special work clothing and common protective safety attire or equipment as directed by its supervisor.


Employment will require a criminal background check.A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant.In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Must pass essential job function screening assessment prior to employment.

As a permanent classified employee, provided uniforms must be worn during working hours.

For UW-Superior campus safety information and crime statistics/Annual Security Report see contact Campus Safety at 715.394.8114 for a printed copy.


Pay will be based on the rules that apply to compensation upon transfer, reinstatement, or voluntary demotion transactions.Minimum salary is $11.284 per hour. This position is in pay schedule and range 03-08.


Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (40hrs per week)


Deadline for requesting transfer:4:30PM, Monday, October 15, 2012
Persons who now hold this classification and are interested in transferring to this position or persons who have questions about transferring to this position are requested to contact Laura Dahl in the Office of Human Resources at 715.394.8041 or prior to the deadline listed above.Interested persons in a counterpart or higher pay range may also request consideration.

UW-Superior: A Special Place:

The University of Wisconsin-Superior is Wisconsin’s leading public liberal arts college. Established in 1893 with a mission to train teachers, it later became a part of the University of Wisconsin-System, and in 1998 was designated as Wisconsin’s Leading Public Liberal Arts College by the University of Wisconsin System Board of regents. The University serves 2,900 traditional and non-traditional students and is dedicated to the integration of liberal and professional studies and serving a diverse student population. UW-Superior maintains the values of its founding as a teacher education college through emphasis on excellence in teaching as well as service to the community and region. The core mission is student-centered and values oriented, as the institution fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention and embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices. The richness of programs lend to a very personalized educational environment that integrates theory and practice, liberal and professional education, teaching, scholarship, and creativity. The University has launched a significant campus-wide Liberal Arts Initiative that includes a First Year Experience, Academic Service Learning, Global Awareness, Writing Across the Curriculum, and a Senior Year Experience. At UW-Superior, we promote the values of academic excellence, integrity, and community within a collegial environment. At the core of our values is the appreciation for, and examination of, diversity, inclusivity, and equity. UW-Superior offers day, evening, weekend, and distance learning classes.

The University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of "final candidates" must be revealed upon request. According to the Attorney General, "final candidates" under Wisconsin law means the five candidates who are considered most qualified for the position. See Wis. Stat. Sec. 19.36(7)(a).

The University reserves the right to check additional references with notice given to the candidates at the appropriate time in the process.

Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

For UW-Superior campus safety information and crime statistics/Annual Security Report, see or contact the Office of Campus Safety at (715) 394-8114 for a printed copy.

UW-Superior is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.

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