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Groundskeeper I

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 10/02/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 12/01/2017
Working Title Groundskeeper I
Job Classification Union - Groundskeeper I
Department Name 74410-Facilities Management
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0005654
Hiring Range Per Collective Bargaining Agreement
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Facilities Management is seeking a Groundskeeper. The Groundskeeper’s primary responsibility and function is to provide an aesthetically appealing and safe outdoor environment to the campus community. This includes all of the duties and tasks associated with the proper manicuring of all outdoor green spaces, flower beds, planters, etc. Duties also include the expeditious removal of any potential hazards including snow and ice removal during inclement weather seasons. Some direct Athletic program support is also required by way of event support and set-up/break-down.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Education Required High School Diploma or GED
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 1-2 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Ability to demonstrate knowledge of plant material and able to demonstrate the proper care techniques for all seasonal plantings and trees.
Ability to demonstrate the proper use of larger traditional grounds equipment. i.e. rider mowers; water buffalo watering apparatus; stand-up rider mowers; proper and safe operation of fully loaded (salt and mulch) motor vehicles including standard pick-up trucks as large as a Ford F350 Series; proper operation of snow plow systems.
Ability to demonstrate knowledge of proper small engine maintenance and repair.
Previous verifiable Commercial groundskeeping experience.
Knowledge of various irrigation system types, to include maintenance and small repair.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours Work Schedule to Vary
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify

Saturday and Sunday 10am to 6:30 pm
Mon thru Wed. 7 am to 330pm

If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have a High School Diploma or GED?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume