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Grounds Laborer 2 (AFSCME Union)

Date: Nov 24, 2020

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Company: University of Cincinnati

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors > http://bit.ly/UCEMPL


The University of Cincinnati Facilities Management continuously works to maintain a high level of comfort, sustainability, and an innovative presence throughout the University. The A&F Grounds, Moving, and Transportation Department is currently seeking a Grounds Laborer 2-U. The position would take place under close supervision from higher level supervisor and be expected to perform routine tasks in ground maintenance functions and/or general labor on all University of Cincinnati buildings and facilities.


Primary Duties:

  • Perform general grounds keeping and/or maintenance worker functions (e.g., mow, trim and edge lawns; weed and water lawns and flower beds; trim trees, shrubs and bushes; seed and sod lawns; assist with planting shrubs and plants; under close supervision may apply pesticides to limited areas, etc.).
  • Keep university grounds clean (e.g., pick up papers and other debris; operates a variety of equipment to clean sidewalks, steps, patios, and parking lots when necessary.)
  • Perform routine laboring and maintenance duties when grounds keeping work has been completed. Functions may include, but are not limited to, removal of snow and ice from building walkways and steps, raking leaves, setting up chairs, tables, stages, and platforms and performing general custodial duties such as sweeping, and cleaning floors, cleaning windows and walls, loading and unloading trucks or vehicles, and repairing fences.  Graffiti removal and power washing. 
  • May plant trees, shrubs, and other plants and fertilizes lawns, trees, shrubs, and plants.
  • May perform general routine maintenance and/or minor repairs of grounds equipment (e.g., clean, paint, oil, sharpen) utilized within assigned work area. 
  • Maintain workspace conditions as prescribed by area.
  • Upon request, reports to work during various inclement weather conditions and/or emergencies
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need.


Minimum Requirements:   Ability to calculate fractions, decimals and percentages and to read and write common vocabulary; must have current valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record.  At least two (2) years of experience working in commercial Grounds. 


Physical Requirements:


Complete Application:  You MUST indicate on your resume, materials evidence of having the experience, skills, or education required for this title. Please document all dates of employment, description of relevant duties, and full-time/part-time status.  


Subjects and Weights: 100% Experience


Applications will be reviewed by Human Resources to determine eligibility, which will be based on the minimum qualifications.


Are you eligible to receive Ex-Veteran Credit?  You must have a DD214 stating that you received an Honorable Discharge.  In order to receive the additional credit for your military service, you must do one of the following with your DD214: 

1.  Attach a copy of the DD214 to your application.

2.  Fax a copy to our office within 3 days after the closing date.  Our fax number is 556-9652.

3.  Bring a copy to our office within 3 days after the closing date.  We are located at the University of Cincinnati, University Hall, 51 Goodman Dr., Suite 340




Pay Grade:  92C       Pay Rate:  $16.49 per hour start     Post Probationary Rate:  $17.32 per hour


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 53781



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