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Groundskeeper I

The University of Pittsburgh
Full Time
Pittsburgh, PA
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Groundskeeper I

Facilities Management - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (22007558) The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a Groundskeeper I position. In keeping with the University of Pittsburgh’s mission of a first class educational facility and in accordance with the guiding principles, Facilities Management strives to deliver excellence in campus stewardship, customer service, quality construction and facilities’ services by leading, planning, and managing the University’s facilities’ and utilities’ resources to maintain and produce healthy learning physical environments that are safe, attractive, efficient, and sustainable. The groundskeeper’s primary responsibility and function is to provide an aesthetically appealing and safe outdoor environment to the campus community. This includes all of the duties and tasks associated with the proper manicuring of all outdoor green spaces, flower beds, planters, etc. Duties also include the expeditious removal of any potential hazards including snow and ice removal during inclement weather seasons. Some direct Athletic program support is also required by way of event support and set up/break down. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.


High School Diploma or GED with 1-2 years of related work experience. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of plant material and able to demonstrate the proper care techniques for all seasonal plantings and trees. Ability to demonstrate the proper use of larger traditional grounds equipment I.E. rider mowers, water buffalo watering apparatus, stand up rider mowers, proper and safe operation of fully loaded (salt and mulch) motor vehicles including standard trucks as large as a Ford F550 series, proper operation of snow plow systems. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of proper small engine maintenance and repair. Previous verifiable commercial grounds keeping experience. Knowledge of various irrigation system types, to include maintenance and small repairs. Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Technician Applicator’s license.


The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.


The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets. The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit coronavirus.pitt.edu to learn more about this requirement. Assignment Category Full-time regular Job Classification Union Eligible.3 Pittsburgh.Groundskeeper I Campus Pittsburgh Minimum Education Level Required High School Diploma or GED Minimum Experience Level Required 1-2 years experience Work Schedule Monday To Friday 7am to 3:30pm Work Arrangement On-Campus: Teams that work on campus, in an office, or in a lab. Hiring Range Per Collective Bargaining Agreement Relocation Offered No Visa Sponsorship Provided No Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check Child Protection Clearances The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance. Required Documents Not Applicable Optional Documents Resume, Cover Letter

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