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Posting Details

Job Specification Information

Job Posting Number S047NE
Position Title Groundskeeper
Class Title Staff
Regular or Contingent II Regular (PIN)
Desired Start Date
FLSA Non-Exempt
Grade/Range $25,160
Open Date 07/21/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Duties and Responsibilities

Under direct supervision, performs manual labor duties in the maintenance of grounds and facilities; mows lawns using hand or powered tools/equipment; plants, transplants and prunes trees and shrubs; cuts down and removes dead or hazardous trees; fertilizes and sprays trees, shrubs and lawn areas; plants and maintains annual and perennial flowerbeds; maintains a small greenhouse for raising flowers and shrubs; removes dirt, rubbish, leaves and other refuse from grounds and woods; maintains roads, storm drains and parking areas; paints sign posts, manhole covers and stripes parking areas; lays out and stripes physical education field; assists in the maintenance of recreational facilities; may clean and do simple maintenance work indoors; removes snow from roads, walkways and vehicle entrances; drives automobiles, pick-ups, parcel trucks, buses, tractors and power mowers; reports for duty when emergency situations arise, such as power outages, equipment failure, snow storms, etc.; coordinates and cooperates closely with other grounds and maintenance workers and the Grounds Supervisor; performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

These are the job duties for required of the position


High School diploma or GED preferred.


One year of experience or its equivalent, in the care and maintenance of lawns, flowers, trees and the operation and care of related tools and equipment preferred.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Ability to lift items in excess of fifty pounds and to work in inclement weather conditions.

Conditions of Employment

Candidates must have a valid Maryland Non-Commercial Class C or equivalent driver’s license. Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job. Background checks are conducted on all selected candidates.


Auxiliary aids and services for individuals with disabilities are available upon request. Please contact the University’s EEO Officer at 301-860-3442.

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Applicant Documents

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