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Part-Time Grounds/Landscape Worker

Company: Indiana University
Location: Gary
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

DepartmentPHYSICAL PLANT (NW-PHYP-IUNWA)Department InformationThe IU Northwest Physical Plant - Facilities Services is a member of the campus community, maintaining the physical environment and providing services to support the University in reaching its goal of excellence in education and public service. We promote well-being through an attractive and convenient environment conducive to learning. We provide service to our customers at the University and surrounding community in an efficient and timely fashion. We keep our buildings and grounds attractive, safe, clean and functioning properly.1 of 7 campuses of Indiana University, IU Northwest is located in metropolitan Northwest Indiana, approximately 30 miles southeast of Chicago and 10 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Park. The campus has a diverse student population of approximately 3,500 degree-seeking students and 1,800 dual-credit students and has been recognized by the Department of Education as a minority and Hispanic serving institution. The University actively encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups.Job Summary

  • Mows, trims and edges turf areas using riding mower, push mower, weed whip and edger. Mulches, weeds, removes thatch, aerates, and trims and edges around flower beds, walks, pathways and walls.
  • Prepares planting beds with hand and power tools; integrates soil amendments; plants bulbs, flowers, ground covers, trees and shrubs; applies mulch. Prunes trees, shrubs, vines and hedges.
  • Applies seed, fertilizer and chemicals.
  • Rakes leaves. Performs snow and ice removal with hand tools and power equipment.
  • Participates in a variety of general maintenance tasks. Performs minor wall/drywall repair and painting; minor plumbing related repairs (faucet washers, clogged toilets, fountains, irrigation, etc).
  • Maintains parking lots and signage, clears storm water grates, paints curbs and stripes lots, and fills potholes. Collects trash and items to be recycled.
  • Checks lighting fixtures and changes/replaces light bulbs.
  • Transports parts, tools, equipment, and materials.
  • May wash vehicles, checks and tops off fluid levels, and delivers vehicles for maintenance or servicing.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned, including general building maintenance duties.QualificationsEDUCATIONRequired
    • High school diploma or equivalent (such as HSED or GED)WORK EXPERIENCERequired
      • 1 year of experience with landscape or grounds related workLICENSES AND CERTIFICATESRequired
        • Possesses a valid drivers license and ability to be insured by Indiana University Upon Date of HireSKILLSRequired
          • Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner
          • Proficient communication skills
          • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
          • Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
          • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
          • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
          • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
          • Highly thorough and dependable
          • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
          • Excellent organizational skills
          • Ability to represent the company with external constituents
          • Ability to drive multiple projects to successful completion
          • Strong verbal communication and listening skills
          • Ability to build strong customer relationships
          • Quickly troubleshoots and resolves problems
          • Knowledge of tools, equipment, techniques, skills, materials, and methods of landscaping and maintenance of lawns and formal plantings
          • Ability to determine the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job
          • Ability to operate riding and push mower, power tiller, power edger, weed whip, blower, sprayer, tractor, skid steer loader, dump-bed truck, basic hand and power tools, truck and trailer and string trimmer
          • Ability to perform minor maintenance of grounds-related equipment
          • Ability to work with wide variety of cultures and backgrounds
          • Ability to apply seed, fertilizer and chemicals
          • May be required to acquire and maintain position-required certificationsWorking Conditions / DemandsThis role requires the ability to remain in a stationary position as well as the ability to move about the workplace for long durations. It requires effective communication, the ability to operate machinery, tools, and controls. The role requires the ability to ascend/descend ladders/stairs, and to position one's self in low level positions, detect a variety of chemicals and/or gases. The role requires the ability to ascend to rooftops and move in tight spaces to perform and complete inspections. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.Work LocationGary, IndianaAdvertised SalaryStarting Salary $15.00per hour.Seasonal Work: April thru September/OctoberBenefits OverviewFor full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
            • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
            • Dental insurance
            • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
            • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
            • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
            • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
            • Tuition benefit for IU classes
            • 10 paid holidays per year
            • Generous Paid Time Off
            • Paid Parental Leave
            • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.Job ClassificationCareer Level: Part Time EmployeeFLSA: NonexemptJob Function: Part Time EmployeeJob Family: Part Time EmployeeClick here to learn more about Indiana University's Job Framework.Posting DisclaimerThis posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.Equal Employment OpportunityIndiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.Campus Safety and SecurityThe Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at or by visiting IUPD.Contact UsRequest SupportTelephone: 812-856-1234

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