Mows, fertilizes, and maintains turf grass. Transplants, prunes, waters, and maintains ornamental plants, trees and shrubs. Weeds, mulches, and maintains ornamental beds. Identifies and knows basic maintenance of plant species including ornamentals, turf, trees, and weeds. Performs litter control and general grounds maintenance. Maintains and performs basic repairs to landscape irrigation system. Sweeps, repairs, and otherwise maintains landscape areas. Installs and maintains campus signage and site fixtures. Provides support for outdoor events. Performs snow removal. Provides grounds maintenance in all seasons and weather conditions. Performs basic inspections, maintenance, and minor repairs on equipment and vehicles. Operates equipment including large mowers, skid steers, loaders, brush chipper, dump truck, articulating lift, forklift, and sweepers.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching and crawling all day. Must be able to work outside in various temperatures (summer/winter) for extended periods of time. The employee must frequently lift and move items up to 50 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.
This position is Monday to Friday; 7am-3:30pm Winter Hours and 6am-2:30pm Spring/Summer.
High school diploma or equivalent
2-4 years’ experience; prefer Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
License, Nebraska Arborists Association certification or CDL.
Knowledge of grounds maintenance procedures and best practices
Knowledge (identification and general maintenance requirements) of plant and turf species
Knowledge of grounds-related equipment and tools (e.g. shovel, rake, prunes, saw, t-post) and their use/maintenance
Knowledge of hazards and safety precautions of operating grounds equipment
Interpersonal/human relations skills
Ability to lead a small crew
Ability to read, write, and follow verbal and written instructions
Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
Ability to work outdoors in harsh weather Must be able to be “on call” rotation during summer and winter
Must have a valid and current driver’s license with a clean driving record for the last 3 years and no major violations within the last 5 years.
Prefer Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s License, Nebraska Arborists Association certification or CDL.
Seeing: 75 – 100%
Hearing: 50 – 75%
Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 75 – 100%
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 75 – 100% (pound: 50 lbs.)
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 – 100%
Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No Working with Animals: Yes
Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.
This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities require