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Purdue University Grounds Department in Building Services is seeking a Grounds Supervisor for the West Lafayette, IN campus.

  • Posted 4th June 2008 Closes June 15th

  • Bachelor's degree in Horticulture, Forestry, Landscape Architecture, or related field.
  • Five years grounds maintenance or related area which includes supervisory experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.
  • Experience with greenhouse operations; propagation methods; insect/disease control; proper nutrition; growth habits and pruning methods for annual
    flowers, interior plants, ornamental tress, and shrubs.
  • Knowledge growth habits, fertilizers, pesticides, irrigation, drip irrigation, and equipment used in turf maintenance and construction.
  • Experience with tree climbing skills, pruning of trees, and cabling/bracing techniques. Knowledge of hard surface maintenance and repair.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Required to carry a phone and or pager
  • (Subject to 24-hour callback for emergencies.)

    Responsibilities are to ensure the visible excellence of the campus grounds. Manage the administrative and personnel activities of several crews including landscape project; turf management; and street operations, maintenance, and repair.

    Supervise service staff which includes interviewing; selection; training; and planning, scheduling, and inspecting work.

    Provide recommendations for salaries, promotions, and terminations to Director of Grounds. Administer work budgets, approve expenditures to complete job assignments. Assist in establishing and recommending organizational policies, procedures, and goals to carry out functions of the department. Supervise, plan, and direct the stewardship and service operations of several crews. Maintenance and upkeep of the overall appearance of areas on central campus and outlying areas.

    A check of criminal conviction records will be made for employment in this position.

    The posting number for this position is 0800796. You can apply for this position as:

    Purdue University is an equal access/equal opportunity/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

Groundskeeper - Montana USA    Posted 28th January 2008

I am looking for a groundskeeper for a B&B and events center located in Montana. The grounds are professionally landscaped with a 2 acre pond, event center and B&B. The ideal candidate would be hard working and experienced...familiar w/plants, grasses, pesticides, and a good knowledge of the operation and maintenance of gardening equipment (mowers, trimmers, tractor, tiller, etc.). Some training will be provided.

No smoking, drinking or drugs allowed. The chosen employee would be salaried (between $1,500 and $2k/mo) and live in a 2 bedroom house, complete w/stove, oven, fridge., washer & dryer. Up to 4 weeks vacation per year.

Please mail >>>> Wayne Johnson


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