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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
plants, ornamental tress, and shrubs.
- Knowledge growth
habits, fertilizers, pesticides,
irrigation, drip irrigation, and
equipment used in turf maintenance and
- 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
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
The posting number for this position
is 0800796. You can apply for this
Purdue University is an equal
action employer fully committed to
achieving a diverse workforce.
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.
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By David Hughes -