Human Resources

Grounds Supervisor

Department

Facilities

Overview

The Grounds Supervisor is a working supervisor. Overall responsibility for the campus exterior including landscape, paved surfaces and athletic fields. The Grounds Supervisor provides daily oversight and delegation of work to the grounds team members. The Grounds Supervisor works with the Operations Manager and Service Response to establish work priorities, allocate resources, work orders, customer follow-up and quality control. The Grounds Supervisor conducts daily planning and assists the Director of Facilities and Operations Manager in long-range planning. The Grounds Supervisor plans, resources and executes projects. The Grounds Supervisor fills in for the Support Services Supervisor as needed. Employees of Ursinus College must possess excellent customer service skills and have an overall concern for the general welfare of the college and community and provide the best possible environment for education and student living.

Responsibilities

  • Requires the use of specialized, power equipment.
  • Always obey all safety requirements and procedures.
  • Perform preventative maintenance check on all equipment prior to use.
  • Secure the work area and post proper safety notices for other users of the space prior to beginning work.
  • Help with the maintenance of athletic fields and exterior facilities.
  • Help with the operation & maintenance of irrigation systems.
  • Maintain the campus landscape.
  • Apply fertilizers and pesticides within an Integrated Pest-Control Management Program (IPM).
  • Maintain campus trees and may be asked to be a member of the tree care committee.
  • Plant trees, shrubs, plants & bulbs.
  • Perform landscape estimating and construction.
  • Maintain grounds equipment & vehicles to a high state of readiness.
  • Purchase supplies & services within the grounds budget.
  • Oversee contracted services.
  • Manage grounds-related construction projects.
  • Assist with special events.
  • Assemble Zone maintenance and Snow Removal plans.
  • Assume overall responsibility for campus snow & ice removal. Including filing of snow reports with the Environmental Health and Safety Risk Manager.
  • Establish work priorities.
  • Delegate work.
  • Ensure work orders are filled out properly and completely.
  • Manage a staff of up to 10 grounds workers.
  • Personnel oversight & accountability.
  • Materials and resource procurement.
  • Coordination of work groups.
  • Review blueprints and specifications.
  • Respond to on-call, after-hours emergencies.
  • Interact with the college community

Requirements and Qualifications

  • High school diploma/GED required
  • 5 years’ experience in the landscape profession.
  • Minimum 2 years supervisory experience.
  • General knowledge of other trades.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other supervisors.
  • Ability to manage a work group.
  • Thorough knowledge athletic maintenance & layout.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Current Pesticide Applicator’s License core and cat. #23.
  • Works successfully with diverse others and upholds the College’s commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, in order to help the organization, realize its commitment to excellence through diversity.

Application

Interested candidates should apply here. Once you create an applicant account, you will be prompted to upload your cover letter, resume, and a list with contact information for three references to the applicant database.

Ursinus is an EO/AA employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.