Location: Newport, RI Category: Education Posted On: Wed Mar 6 2019 Job Description:
Work in all areas of the Grounds Department according to capabilities, and needs of the University.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Primary duties involve performing various skilled and non-skilled tasks in the general, preventive, emergency, and predictive maintenance of grounds and interior planting as well as equipment and machinery associated with these operations. Perform setup and distribution tasks, as required.
Work will include (but is not limited to): lawn care (seeding, springing and sodding, mowing, fertilizing, spreading lime, mulching, thatching, weed control, watering, trimming, edging), yard waste, maintenance of trees and shrubs (protection from equipment, people and weather, watering, trimming, fertilizing, cultivation, mulching, pruning, grading, repairs, planting, replacing), flowers (planting, removal, water filtration, development of beds, weeding), leaf removal, brush removal, walkways and parking areas (repairs, sweeping, weeding, sealing, markers), permanent and temporary fences, retaining walls, exterior stairs, curbs, traffic islands, site drainage, playgrounds, site furnishings, bike racks, water control, site irrigation, snow removal, de-icing, tracks, courts, athletic playing surfaces, such as but not limited to soccer, football and baseball facilities, bleachers site lighting, flagpoles, courtyards, interior plants and planting areas, soil management in regards to proper fertilization and maintaining appropriate ground cover, trash and litter control, graphics, bird and pest control and other work associated with landscaping and groundskeeping operations.
This position is considered "essential personnel", and employee may be assigned work in other areas during emergency situations.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work with other Grounds department team members in a professional, supportive and courteous manner in carrying out responsibilities of this position.
Work and prepare work using acceptable/standard methods tools, equipment and practices related to facilities and grounds activities.
May be required to perform duties such as custodial or maintenance during emergency, or critical situations as may be directed by the Director of Facilities Management.
LICENSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:
Valid driver's license required.
Must have reliable telephone service that allows Management or Security the ability to contact you.
Rhode Island Pesticide applicator license is preferred but not required.
This position is subject to outside work and extreme cold and hot temperatures may be encountered in this position. The potential exists where noise, vibration, hazards and atmospheric conditions might also be encountered. Use of protective equipment is required. The employee must be especially aware of any impact on safety and security.
High school diploma or GED required. Must have a minimum of one year full-time grounds experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have working knowledge of groundskeeping operations and equipment. Experience in ornamental and turf pest control preferred but not required. Masonry experience preferred but not required. Ability to do assigned work without constant supervision. Ability to work overtime, when required. Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with supervisor, fellow workers and students. Must be neat in work appearance. Must be able to lift and carry 80 pounds.
This position involves traveling throughout the University and could, on occasion, require bending, reaching, ascending and descending ladders and stairs, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, talking, and hearing.
Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:
health and dental coverage
tuition benefits and more
Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant will all applicable non-discrimination laws.
Internal Number: 108033
About Salve Regina University
Located on a picturesque campus in the historic city of Newport, R.I., Salve Regina University is a Catholic, coeducational university founded by the Sisters of Mercy. The University offers a comprehensive education with a liberal arts foundation that fosters the development of each student's individual talents.Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the University enrolls more than 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world. Salve Regina's diverse range of academic programs is complemented by community service initiatives, extracurricular activities and a full athletics program featuring varsity, intramural and club sports.The undergraduate course of study is designed to further intellectual, social and spiritual growth and encourage students to work for a world that is harmonious, just and merciful. Graduate and continuing education programs are tailored to the unique needs of adult students, combining the integration of knowledge and personal values with the development of greater competency in both theory and practice.Salve Regina's 80-acre campus is set on seven contiguous Gilded Age estates and features 21 st...ructures of historic significance that have been sensitively adapted to meet University needs while also preserving their status as treasures of the 19th and early 20th centuries.