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Groundskeeper

Apply now Job no: 494116
Categories: Staff
Department: Physical Plant Grounds

New employees with a start date on or later than March 1, 2022 must be fully vaccinated when they first report to work at Davidson College. Please see the full new hire vaccination policy here.

Davidson College seeks to fill a full time groundskeeper position working 40 hours per week.  We currently have an immediate vacancy. The purpose of this position is to perform general grounds maintenance involving the operation of motorized equipment and a variety of hand tools. During the academic year this position is assigned rotating weekend duty approximately every ten weeks.

The specific duties include:

  • Maintain campus grounds and other college property including mowing, weed trimming, and edging. Operate riding mowers, tillers, blowers and other equipment as needed.
  • Plant, water, mulch, trees and shrubs. Prune hedges and perform other maintenance of lawns and shrubs. Remove paper, debris, and other trash as necessary.
  • Monitor activity on campus, identify problems and report or address as needed.

Note:  Operation of equipment will require the ability to lift and place equipment and materials and may expose the employee to certain hazardous conditions.  The employee must work outdoors in all weather conditions.

Minimum qualifications are:

High school diploma
Valid drivers' license
At least one year experience working in commercial grounds maintenance or horticulture
Able to operate lawn and other motorized equipment and appropriate hand tools

This is a full time, benefitted position.  Please complete the online application and submit a basic resume. 

The Davidson College Physical Plant team is responsible for operation and maintenance of the College’s 650 acre campus including 107 buildings with approximately 1.8 million square feet and 62 rental properties in the town of Davidson. Buildings range from historic 1850’s original campus construction to state of the art science and laboratory facilities which came online in 2016.  Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college's mission.

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

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