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GROUNDS CREW CHIEF (NIGHTS)

Posted on Feb 14, 2019 by Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ 85287
Professional Services
13 Feb 2019
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Grounds Crew Chief (Nights)
Arizona State University FDM FM Grounds Services Campus: Tempe 49443BR Salary Range To be determined Close Date 21-February-2019 Days and Schedule Sunday - Friday 10:30PM - 7:00AM and will need to be available to direct activities as required for night and weekend campus events and emergency response including nights, weekends, and holidays. Job Description Facilities Management, Grounds Services, seeks a nights Grounds Crew Chief to supervise a crew in the maintenance of grounds and hardscape as well as waste diversion management. Essential Duties Supervise, assign and monitor the daily work of a grounds maintenance crew in the maintenance of grounds and hardscape management activities. Coordinate pickup and delivery of dumpsters. Operate and troubleshoot trash compactors. Monitor cleanliness of sidewalks and outdoor furniture; schedule power washing. Supervise the clean-up and maintenance for special events and sporting activities (i.e. graduations, events at Gammage, Well Fargo Arena, Old Main and other signature buildings on campus). Monitor work of subordinates. Ensure adherence to safety regulations. Install and repair irrigation systems. Use grounds related chemicals utilizing a sprayer to disperse grounds chemicals including insecticides and herbicides. Trim and prune trees and shrubs. Rake leaves and mow lawns. Remove debris. Operate hand tools (e.g. loppers, rakes, shovels) and power tools (e.g. power washers, chain saws, blowers, power hedge shears, string trimmers, edgers, aerators). Minimum Qualifications Five years of grounds maintenance related work experience which includes one (1) year of lead experience; OR, Associate's degree in Horticulture or related field AND three (3) years of grounds maintenance related work experience which includes one year of lead experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Employee may be required to possess a valid US Driver's license of the appropriate class and required endorsements throughout employment. Desired Qualifications Experience operating industrial power washers.Experience operating forklifts and/or tractors.Experience operating and troubleshooting trash compactors.Experience in general turf care.Experience in operating turf maintenance equipment and riding mowers.Experience in underground sprinkler repair and/or installation.Experience in grounds maintenance in a university/higher education setting.Demonstrated knowledge of principles of horticulture.Demonstrated knowledge of principles, practices and/or techniques of grounds maintenance.Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills Working Environment Activities regularly require long periods of exposure to external elements indigenous to a desert environment; weather; and potential exposure to venomous insects, insecticides, herbicides and fertilizers. Regularly required to operate a variety of landscaping equipment, tools and machines requiring extended periods of walking over uneven and occasionally rocky surfaces, stooping, bending, reaching, lifting and pushing objects of varying weights up to 50 pounds. Ability to clearly communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform essential functions. Regular use of mowers, trimmers, edgers, shears, spreaders, hoses, hand and power tools/machines. Stand for long periods of time. Walk and inspect campus. Drive university vehicle/cart.
Department Statement Facilities Development and Management measures performance expectations and seeks candidates who are aware of, participate in, and encourage team support of Arizona State University's sustainability programs. The University has made an institutional commitment to lead by example through the sustainable operations of its campuses. By demonstrating exemplary practices and sharing solutions, ASU stimulates changes in individual, institutional, and corporate behaviors to create a more sustainable world.

ASU offers tuition waiver (to include yourself, spouse and dependents), paid vacation and holidays, excellent benefit package, employee training and development opportunities, and an employee assistance program.

Facilities Development and Management at ASU employment requires current eligibility to legally work in the United States. Facilities Development and Management will not be a sponsor for this position.

This position is located at the University Services Building, 1551 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ (on Rural Road south of Apache Blvd).

Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license (minimum Class D) upon employment and maintain throughout employment. A Department of Motor Vehicle search will be conducted. Post-offer of employment, selected candidate must possess an acceptable driving record which is 5 or fewer points in the most recent 39 month period from date of hire.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.
ASU Statement Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
Arizona State University is committed to providing safety and security resources and information for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. In accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), ASU publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which includes safety and security policies and procedures, crime and fire prevention information, crime and fire statistics, and numerous resources for current and prospective students and employees. To access the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report online, visit A hard copy of this report may be obtained, free of charge, by contacting the ASU Police Department at or by visiting the ASU Police Department at 325 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, Arizona, during business hours (M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Background Check Statement ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check. Instructions to Apply Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position. To apply, please go to under Careers at ASU, click "External Staff" and enter ReqID# 49443BR or go directly to: #jobDetails=_5494 Category: Building Maintenance , Keywords: Building Supervisor

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