Job No: 513877
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois
Title: Grounds Worker
Department: Campus Services Division / Grounds
Campus Location: Normal, IL
Under the direct supervision of the Grounds Foreman, performs unskilled and semi-skilled labor in connection with grounds maintenance or construction.
1. High school graduation or equivalent.
2. Any one or any combination totaling six (6) months in the categories listed below:
a. work experience in grounds maintenance or grounds construction and/or tending to lawns, turfs, trees, flowers, bushes or other shrubbery, and ornamental plants
b. work experience in one of the following: landscape, nursery, agriculture or grounds related areas.
c. coursework or vocational training in horticulture or a closely related field*.
*twelve (12) semester hours = six (6) months
3. A final candidate must complete a post-offer pre-employment physical exam. Employment is contingent on the successful result of the pre-employment physical.
**Must acquire a Class A Commercial Driver's License within first five (5) months of employment** for this position.
1. Appropriate State of Illinois Pesticide License and knowledge of USEPA regulations regarding pesticide use and storage.
2. Ability to comprehend written and oral instructions.
3. One (1) year or experience in the grounds' maintenance field excluding home or personal lawn care business.
4. One (1) year of experience operating large equipment (backhoe, loader, skid loader, fork lift, high lift, street sweeper).
5. Experience in hardscape construction.
6. Experience in the mixing and application of pesticides and herbicides.
7. Must follow directions.
8. Must have willingness to work as directed.
7:00am-3:00pm – either working a Monday - Friday or Tuesday - Saturday shift.
Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Must be able to stand or walk continuously for up to three hours at a time.
2. Ability to shovel snow and mulch.
3. Ability to lift 92 pounds.
4. Ability to bend, crouch, and kneel.
$20.46/hour **See Special Instructions to Applicant Section below for 7/1/2022 rate increase
PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"
Transcripts (may be unofficial)
Certification of Retirement Annuity
PLEASE NOTE: These documents may be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"
*Effective 7/1/2022, the pay rate for this position will be $21.07 per hour.
Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work experience portions. Please list all education and all jobs you have had. Do not leave gaps in employment. You must list all duties you performed in the job duties section (Phrases such as "See Resume" are not acceptable). Failure to follow any of these instructions may constitute an incomplete application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
If using college coursework to qualify for the position, transcripts (may be unofficial) must be received by the application deadline. Transcripts may be uploaded with the application or faxed, mailed or delivered to Human Resources by the posting close date.
In order to be eligible for Veteran's Preference points on the exam, appropriate military service documentation, such as a DD214, may be faxed, mailed, delivered to Human Resources, or brought to the Civil Service exam in order to receive the maximum eligible points:
Fax: 309.438.0011, Attn: Colette Homan
Address: Illinois State University
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300
A Civil Service examination will be required. You will be notified by e-mail if you meet the qualifications for the examination. Please closely monitor your email for correspondence regarding your application status.
A final candidate must complete a post-offer pre-employment physical exam. Employment is contingent on the successful result of the pre-employment physical.
This position is represented by AFSCME Local 1110.
Contact Information for Applicants
This position is subject to a criminal background investigation based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.
If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.
Application Opened: CST
Application Closes: CST
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