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Grounds Maint Worker I (4 F/T), CF3N30962FOM

Company: College of Dupage
Location: Glen Ellyn
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Grounds Maint Worker I (4 F/T), CF3N30962FOM

Grounds Maint Worker I (4 F/T), CF3N30962FOM
The College of DuPage is a comprehensive community college located 27 miles west of downtown Chicago, vitally connected to our local area for over 50 years. We prepare students for a lifelong passion for learning on our 273-acre campus which is home to nine associate degrees and a wide variety of professional and technical certificates. Many of these credentials prepare students to seamlessly articulate into the baccalaureate programs of our higher education partner institutions.

College of DuPage is committed to student success and values an inclusive and welcoming community environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce. Our connection to the larger metropolitan area is essential to our success and provides a wealth of diverse cultural and recreational opportunities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Under immediate supervision, performs work of routine difficulty in the landscaping and maintenance of campus grounds.

  • Participates in the planting, removing or watering of plants, trees, shrubbery and flowers throughout the College campus grounds.
  • Mows, trims, weeds and repairs turf grass
  • Occasionally mixes and apply "s chemical herbicides and pesticides.
  • Participates in winter snow removal operations.
  • Performs maintenance on mowers, trimmers, and other grounds related equipment
  • Maintain hand and power tools.
  • Occasionally performs minor cement or asphalt patching on sidewalk and parking lots.
  • Erects regulatory and information signing.
  • Occasionally supports the work of building maintenance
  • Occasionally maintains mowing and equipment maintenance records
  • Occasionally assists the Irrigation Tech with irrigation maintenance and repairs.
  • Daily outdoor trash pickup and removal.
  • Daily completion of work hour time reports.
  • Occasionally supervises temporary worker and/or student workers.
  • Required to report to work during emergency conditions and may be assigned to report at a different time and location and to perform different duties as necessary.
  • Annually responsible for 4 documented hours of continuous learning through seminars, classroom training or conferences.
  • Perform work safely in accordance with department safety procedures and the College of DuPage safety program.
  • Operate equipment safely and report any unsafe work condition or practice to supervisor.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • Education
    • High school diploma required.
      • Experience
        • Professional turf maintenance or landscaping experience, to include professional snow removal required.
        • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in required duties required.
        • Some experience in grounds equipment repair required.
        • Valid Illinois Driver's License required.
        • Two years' experience in professional turf maintenance or landscaping preferred.
        • Two years in professional snow removal preferred.
        • Experienced in grounds equipment repair preferred.
        • Illinois Pesticide Operators license preferred,

        • Knowledge of grounds equipment including mowers, trimmers, and all types of vehicles, and the upkeep and repair of all equipment and tools.
        • This position requires post offer, reasonable suspicion, random, and post-accident alcohol and controlled substance tests at the College's expense for this position.
        • Required to participate in winter snow activities.
        • Must be able to lift 50+ pounds.
        • Must be able to bend, reach, and work on hands and knees if necessary.
        • Uniform appearance must be clean and in good wear.
        • No holes, tears or cutoffs will be allowed.
        • Must wear solid soled shoes.
        • No sneakers without written documentation from Physician or Building and Grounds Manager.
        • Usually good conditions, but could be exposed to harsh weather and long hours in emergency situations.
        • Position requires extensive walking and the ability to climb stairs and ladders.
        • Required uniforms supplied by the College of DuPage.
        • Must pass physical exam at College expense.
        • This position requires a background check and drug screen.

          Pay Grade:
          Classified 8 Hourly ($18.50)

          Competitive starting salaries are dependent on education and experience. College of DuPage also offers a generous benefits plan.

          College of DuPage is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

          College of DuPage does not discriminate against individuals in employment opportunities, programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veterans' status, marital status, disability, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or on any other basis protected by law.

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