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Grounds Assistant Supervisor Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Supervises grounds crew in the maintenance of grounds and grounds construction activities.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is fourth in a series of five classifications. This classification typically reports to the Grounds Supervisor.

Examples of Duties:

  • Hires, coaches, reviews, supervises, and terminates assigned employees, or makes effective suggestions and recommendations that are given particular weight regarding the employment status of assigned employees.
  • Assists in supervising the grounds maintenance/construction operation.
  • Implements and designs detailed plans for maintaining University grounds, including recommendations for new planting, replanting, and reorganizing existing plantings of lawn areas, shrubbery, shade and ornamental trees, flower beds, and all aspects of grounds construction.
  • Plans and coordinates sectional operations and needs with appropriate personnel and other agencies.
  • Maintains up-to-date information on developments in soils, plants, insect control, herbicide, and other matters affecting ground maintenance.
  • Inspects plants, trees, and shrubs for insect pests or disease and takes necessary measures for eradication.
  • Inspects work of others and initiates corrective measures to meet established standards.
  • Maintains records and files and submits reports as required.
  • Assists in the preparation of budgets and control of activities required in maintaining a department operating within limits and/or approved budgets.
  • Instructs personnel in following appropriate safety standards and procedures.
  • May develop snow removal plans and supervise the snow removal program.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of grounds maintenance and construction.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
  • Skill in planning and supervising a grounds maintenance/construction operation.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.

Minimum Qualifications:

Five years of grounds maintenance experience which includes one year of supervisory experience; OR, Associates degree in Horticulture or related field AND three years of grounds maintenance experience, which includes one year of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved.


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