Groundskeeper II

State of Utah

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Job Description


Are you a hard-working person who loves to get your hands a little dirty? Would you like to help state agencies appear professional, clean, and safe to customers and employees by maintaining grounds and landscaping? Join our team!

Why You Should Join Our Team
What’s better than working outside in the sun and fresh air? Not much, we believe! State agencies and government buildings depend on us to keep their grounds clean, safe, and beautiful and we take pride in delivering! We enjoy a culture focused on excellence that rewards and provides employees with:

Benefits Package: Our benefits package offers medical, dental, vision and life insurance options – some with no bi-weekly premiums – along with paid vacations, sick leave, and holidays. Our retirement options include 401(k) contributions and matches, and even a pension! There are also a variety of other benefits you can take advantage of, such as Short-Term Disability, discounted home and auto insurance, discounted legal plans, and more! Click here for the details.
Work/Life Balance: A 4 10s schedule means you have an extra day off each week to volunteer in your child’s classroom, go skiing or fishing, play more video games, or just hang out with your family and friends. Unfortunately, we sometimes have to work weekends to clean up after snow storms and other events, but we make it as minimal as possible.
Development and Support: Have you always wanted your Master Gardener certification? We can help! Do you want to go back to school but need help with tuition? We can reimburse it! We’ll help develop your skills and leadership abilities because engaged, successful employees make the State better too!Feedback: Wonder how you’re doing? We’ll tell you. Curious about your career options? Let’s chat! We believe that feedback and coaching are important priorities that help you do your best work. Performance reviews sometimes come with a bonus, so if you like extra cash or time off, this could be the place for you!

Principal Duties
As a Groundskeeper II you will:Mow, rake, water, and fertilize lawns.
Plant, transplant, water, fertilize, and trim flowers and shrubs.
Assist with general maintenance of sprinkler systems.
Assist with preventative maintenance of lawnmowers, snow blowers, and other small groundskeeping equipment.
May apply herbicides, pesticides, insecticides, fertilizers, and other chemical compounds.
Lead other groundskeepers in functional supervisory roles.
Remove snow.

The work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion, such as digging, shoveling, planting, trimming, climbing, lifting heavy objects, crouching, or crawling.

The Best Qualified Candidate
The best qualified candidate for this position will have:3 years of experience in landscaping and grounds care.
1 year of experience using pesticides/herbicides.
1 year of experience with irrigation systems.
a Utah Pesticide Applicator’s license. (If the selected applicant does not have this license, they will expected to earn one within 6 months of hire.)

The Division
The Division of Facilities Construction and Management (DFCM) is dedicated to providing professional services to assist State entities in meeting their facility needs for the benefit of the public, and is the building manager for all State owned facilities.


Supplemental Information

Working Conditions:Risks which require the use of special safety precautions and/or equipment, e.g., working around operating machines, working with hazardous chemicals, etc.
Physical Requirements:The work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion such as frequent climbing, lifting heavy objects up to 50 pounds, crouching or crawling in restricted areas.
Must be available for On-Call.
Must have, or be able to get, a driver’s license.
DHRM rules apply for promotions/transfers.

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