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Groundskeeper/Maintenance Technician
COLLEGE OF THE ALBEMARLE | Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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Job Description

College of The Albemarle seeks applications for a Groundskeeper/Maintenance Technician.

Examples of Duties:

  • Clean and maintain the grounds; perform basic landscaping duties.
  • Operate mowers, edgers, chain saws and trimmers to cut grass; load grass bags and brush into refuse trucks.
  • Rake leaves and trim hedges; prune shrubs and check for disease; pull weeds.
  • Apply insecticides and pesticides to plants and weeds as necessary.
  • Clean parking lots and courtyards using a gas-powered vacuum.
  • Remove trash from building grounds and empty trash cans.
  • Ensure all safety and fire regulations are followed.
  • Clean and maintain grounds maintenance equipment; troubleshooting equipment and perform minor repairs.
  • Assist with maintenance and minor repairs of the buildings and equipment as needed [i.e. light bulb replacement, paper dispenser installation, filter changes, whiteboard installation,
  • assembly of furniture, painting and touchup, replacing of ceiling tiles, etc.].
  • Assist with the delivery of packages from Shipping and Receiving to faculty and staff offices.
  • Assist with the set up and break down of tables and chairs used for college functions.
  • Attend classes and seminars related to landscaping and groundskeeping.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Typical Qualifications Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • One year of landscaping or grounds maintenance and minor building maintenance experience.
  • Valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one.
  • Once hired, Groundskeeper/Maintenance Technician will be required to obtain a certification as a Pesticide Applicator.

Preferred: Certified Pesticide Applicator

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Ground maintenance.
  • Minor building maintenance.
  • Operational characteristic of landscaping equipment and tools.
  • Application and use of chemical insecticides and pesticides.

Ability to:

  • Properly mix and apply chemical pesticide solutions.
  • Operate a variety of landscaping and grounds maintenance equipment.
  • Use a variety of tools required for minor building maintenance.
  • Perform landscaping and general maintenance duties.
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

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