Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Position: Full Time/Temporary Groundskeeper Phoenix College

Phoenix College Groundskeeper

*Previous professional groundskeeping or landscaping experience is preferred.

Representative duties are as follows:

Performs general grounds maintenance work; sweeps walks and parking areas; maintains hoses, supplies, tools, and equipment in proper condition and repair; uses tractor or various lawn mowers to cut grass areas; performs minor repair and adjustment of equipment; plants, transplants, cultivates, waters, irrigates ornamental plants, shrubs, hedges, trees and flowers; fertilizes, waters, irrigates, and cares for lawns; trims trees, hedges, and shrubs; prepares and treats soil for planting; spades and fertilizes flowerbeds; assists in keeping assigned areas free from pest and plant diseases; rakes leaves and hoes weeds; operates small and medium size trucks and various lawn maintenance equipment; prepares athletic fields and other surfaces by dragging and resurfacing; maintains irrigation and sprinkler systems; sets up facilities for special events such as baseball, football and soccer fields; marks fields according to specifications; picks up rubbish and papers; performs general grounds cleaning; assists in moving furniture and equipment; performs concrete and block work; digs trenches for electrical lines; performs related duties as assigned.

The successful applicants must be able to understand and follow through on oral and written communication. The position may require lifting of up to 50-lb. objects; frequent bending, stooping, and walking. The work is strictly outdoors.

The job is described as Monday through Thursday during the summer session, 4:00am to 2:30pm, 30 minute lunch. Starting August 9th, the position becomes Monday through Friday, 5:00am to 1:30pm, eight hours per day, 30 minute lunch, overtime possible. The pay depends on experience, no benefits, paid bi-weekly. Length of service is undetermined.

Applications can be picked up at the Phoenix College Operations Office at the far side of the North Parking Lot (Flower Street near 11th Avenue) between 7:00am and 3:00pm. Completed applications should be dropped off at the Phoenix College Operations Office by Thursday, July 29th at 12:00pm. Selected candidates will be contacted for interview, references checked.

Only candidates in physical possession of a valid Arizona Driver's License and bona fide social security card need apply.

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