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Head Grounds Maintenance Duties

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This is responsible administrative and managerial work in directing the maintenance and development of university grounds and pavement.
An employee allocated to this class of work is responsible for the supervision and coordination of grounds maintenance, landscape development, and construction activities and the operation of the campus greenhouse. Work is performed under general direction of an administrative superior with performance being measured by total results.


Formulates immediate and long range plans.

Plans and directs grounds maintenance programs for the control of weeds, plant diseases, and damaging insects.

Supervises the procurement of necessary equipment, material, and supplies.

Prepares cost estimates for grounds and pavement development projects.

Establishes standard maintenance practices, methods, and criteria.

Administers training programs for personnel in the areas of safety, environmental design, and planting techniques.

Determines work priorities and prepares specifications for pavement and fencing contracts, chemicals, and plants.

Supervises the operation of a greenhouse engaged in the production of flowering plants for the campus.

Inspects work performed to insure proper standards and techniques are adhered to in planting, plant maintenance, pavement construction, and routine grounds maintenance work.

Supervises site preparation for buildings and projects on campus and the installation of storm sewer and surface water drainage systems in parking lots, streets, lawns, and building sites.

Supervises construction and maintenance of parking lots, sidewalks, malls, retaining walls, service drives, university streets, signs, lawn furniture, and bulletin boards.

Develops rules and regulations governing the operation of the grounds maintenance program and prepares budget and personnel requests.

Performs related duties as required.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in landscape architecture preferred with alternate in an appropriate curriculum; thorough (5 or more years) experience in design and construction; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Thorough knowledge of the principles of the principles of grounds maintenance, earth movement and placing, and paving and general concrete construction.

Thorough knowledge of the principles of landscape design.

Thorough knowledge of plant propagation and cultivation.

Thorough knowledge of the chemicals and techniques utilized in plant disease and pest control.

Considerable knowledge of environmental design.

Knowledge of the principles of organization and management.

Ability to supervise the work of others.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, university officials, and the general public.



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