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JOB OPENING - AUGUST 2017
GROUNDSKEEPER INTERMEDIATE
MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY

Job Class: Groundskeeper Intermediate (Seasonal / Full Time)

Working Title: Groundskeeper Intermediate (FA18015)
Job ID: 15461
Location: Mankato
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Seasonal
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 08/04/2017
Closing Date: 08/18/2017

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: MN St Colleges & Universities / Mankato State University
Division/Unit: Facilities
Appointment Type: Seasonal / Full-time
Work Shift/Work Hours: 7:00AM - 3:30PM
Days of Work: Monday - Friday

Travel Required: No

Salary Range: $15.95 - $22.13/hourly; $33,303 - $46,207/annually
Classified Status: Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 203 - Service/AFSCME
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Connect 700 Program Eligible: No

Job Summary

This position exists to perform skilled management care for one-third of the 303 acres of grounds and all shrub, tree, and other plant pruning and trimming on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato.

This position has been assigned to a weather-essential function under the provision of MnSCU Regulation 4.4 and the Minnesota State University Weather & Emergency Closure Policy.

Minimum Qualifications

Ability to train and direct the work of less experienced groundskeepers or work crews sufficient to assign responsibilities and inspect finished work.

1. Ability to read, interpret and follow oral and written instructions sufficient to independently complete assignments timely using accepted practices and safe techniques.

2. Knowledge of horticulture techniques and practices (planting schedules, germination intervals, and transplantation procedures) sufficient to maintain and improve facility grounds/landscape and recognize and/or treat plant diseases and pests.

3. Grounds-keeping experience on a multiple building complex including the care of lawns and woody and herbaceous plants using accepted horticultural practices.

4. Experience with the safe use of and simple repair of hand-held tools, riding machinery (all types of lawn and landscape equipment), and snow removal equipment (hand and heavier equipment).

5. 6. Basic knowledge of chemical fertilizer or pesticide application and related safety practices.
7. Ability to lift and move from 40 to 80 lbs.

8. Ability to work in inclement weather conditions.

9. Class D MN Driver's License at the time of hire.

 

Preferred Qualifications

1.     Experience operating various equipment including but not limited to, mowers, turf aerators, over seeders and field sweepers, sufficient to mow, trim, edge, rake, fertilize, sod or seed lawns and athletic fields and provide overall care and maintenance of lawns.

2.     Experience pruning and trimming shrubs, trees and other plant varieties sufficient to ensure the health and increase longevity of all campus plant species.

3.     Ability to identify various plant species sufficient to diagnose potential diseases and resolve problems with generally accepted practices.

4.     Three (3) to Five (5) years of experience operating loaders, skid loaders, and street sweepers.

5.     Three (3) to Five (5) years of experience operating heavy equipment in snow removal operations.

6.     Experience operating and maintaining commercial-grade sprinkler systems.

7.     Experience working in the absence of a supervisor being on duty.

8.     Experience laying out collegiate and professional football and baseball fields, track and field surfaces, and intramural sports

9.     Ability to perform light to moderate repairs to equipment and welding projects.

10.  Possession of a Minnesota Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator’s license

11.  Degree in Horticulture, Forestry, or related field.

Physical Requirements

Ability to lift and move from 40 to 80 lbs. Ability to work at heights in a boom-truck or aerial boom lift machine. Ability to work in inclement weather conditions. See attached physical requirement sheets from Comprehensive Rehabilitation Associates, Inc.

Additional Requirements

In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

Safety Statement

Employees have a responsibility to be familiar with Minnesota State University, Mankato’s safety program to comply with safety rules and regulations incorporating safe work practices, and to use all safety devices according to established procedures.

Monitor safe work practices and take corrective action as indicated. Observe safe working habits so accidents are kept to a minimum. Be on the alert for unsafe working conditions or situations. Correct unsafe conditions or situations in a manner consistent with OSHA standards. Ensure quality control focusing on continuous quality improvements that result in improved processes and services. Participate in interdepartmental quality improvement programs, as requested.

Other Information

Employment information for this position can be found in its collective bargaining agreement or its plan document at http://mn.gov /mmb/employee-relations/labor-relations/Labor.

Why Work For Us
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

How to Apply

Click “Apply” at the bottom of this page. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637. For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.

Contact

If you have questions about the position, contact MaKayla Meier at makayla.meier@mnsu.edu  or 507/389-1223. Equal Employment Opportunity Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637 or email careers@state.mn.us  Please indicate what assistance is needed

 

JOB OPENING - AUGUST 2017

PARKS MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR

City of Shoreview has an immediate opening for a full-time Maintenance Supervisor position in our Parks & Recreation Dept. Duties include administration and management of City parks operations, supervision of work crew, secure quotes and supervise contractor/vendor work, enforcing safety standards, contact with the public, scheduling equipment/resources. Minimum 5 yrs maintenance exp, 2 yrs supervisory exp, valid CDL license, HS diploma or equiv, ability to lift/move 50-100 lbs. Starting salary range: $69,098-$71,843 annually plus excellent benefits. For more info and to apply, go to our website at shoreviewmn.gov, scroll down and click on the Jobs box. Deadline: 12 noon, Mon, August 21, 2017. EOE

Please post on MPSTMA website until closing date (August 21, 2017)



JOB OPENING - APRIL

APRIL 2017
TOWN & COUNTRY LANDSCAPING OF ROGERS
DRIVER/ATHLETIC FIELD CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
 

Town & Country Landscaping of Rogers is now accepting resumes/applications for the position of Driver/Athletic Field Construction Equipment Operator

Looking for an Assistant that:
+ Has a CDL License; or willing to get one.
+ Has a medical card.
+ Clean Driving Record.
+ No Recreational Drug Use.
+ Must be on time and diligent.
+ Has background or willing to learn to operate tractors with equipment used to construct or reconstruct athletic fields, golf courses, along with larger scaled residential lots.
+ Work would involve soil grading, preparation for seed and or sod, along with grading and shaping aglime ballfields. Assisting in applying soil corrections. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. 
+ It is a full time seasonal position April 1 to Freeze up. 

There is no hardscaping involved; eg. No installation of retaining walls, pavers etc. We only work with the soils and turf.
It is a fun and enjoyable job, with something new every day. Small crew with top notch equipment.

Please send resumes. Compensation will be determined by experience.

For further information, contact:

MIKE BRUNELLE
Town & Country Landscaping
magicturfs@msn.com or
612-817-5296


 

 


 























 


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MISSION STATEMENT

The Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association serves the entire Minnesota Park and Sports Turf industry.
The mission of the MPSTMA is to encourage the collection and dissemination of scientific, educational and applied
knowledge through association with those persons engaged in, and who are concerned with, the construction,
maintenance and use of park and sports turf areas for high quality and safe playing conditions.


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P. O. Box 617, Wayzata, MN 55391
Phone: 952-473-3722

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