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Iowa State University Groundskeeper I in Ames, Iowa

Position Information:

Position Title:Groundskeeper I

Job Group:Merit

Required Minimum Qualifications:• One year of experience in operating the machinery and tools used in groundskeeping work or any combination of related experience and education from which comparable knowledge and ability can be acquired which totals one year.

Special Required QualificationsRequired to obtain State of Iowa Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B with no air brake restrictions, within 6 months of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:-Experience maintaining trees, shrubs, turf, annuals or perennials.- Experience operating grounds care equipment (mowers, string trimmers,loaders, etc.)- Experience working with irrigation systems and installing landscape retaining walls, brick and plant material.- Snow removal experience.

Job Description:

The Facilities Planning and Management Department at Iowa State University is seeking applicants for a Groundskeeper I. This position works on a team to maintain the university grounds so they retain an attractive appearance throughout the changing seasons. Duties includes shrub-bed and turf maintenance, general landscaping, and snow removal. This position requires the safe operation and maintenance of various equipment, including loaders, tractors, rollers, sod cutters, mowers, string trimmers, and edgers. The successful candidate will work well in a team environment, communicate effectively, and make safety a priority.

Required to obtain State of Iowa Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B with no air brake restrictions, within 6 months of employment.

Required to pass a pre-duty drug test and subject to random drug and alcohol testing as required by the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act.

Hours are 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Appointment Type:Regular

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:06

Application Instructions:Apply for this position by clicking on “Apply” and completing the Merit Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter details about your education and work history. If you have questions regarding the application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date: June 9, 2021

Posting Close Date:June 18, 2021

Job Requisition Number:R5302

Iowa State University ( is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities ( AAU ), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community ( .

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email .

If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485 . Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485 . TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942 .

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