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Apply now Job no: 496645
Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Facilities

The Groundskeeper position supports the campus in general grounds and maintenance work, including grass cutting, weeding, landscaping, pest control, and event set-ups. Candidates should possess broad and general knowledge as well as experience in various aspects of groundskeeping and familiarity with regulations pertaining to use of herbicides and pesticides. This position reports to the Crew Leader or Supervisor and will generally interact with faculty, staff, students, Facilities trades personnel and outside contractors. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position.

Job Duties:
● Primarily perform routine landscaping tasks within assigned areas including, but not limited to, weeding, pruning, and mulching, seeding, edging, trimming, planting, and applying herbicides, pesticides, chemicals, and fertilizers.
● Develop and execute plans to systematically cut grass within assigned geographical areas. 
● Operate and maintain a variety of hand and motor driven tools and equipment.
● Perform general maintenance and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment.
● Support University special events as required including but not limited to, event set-ups, driving vehicles, and equipment, pest control, operating pressure washers, snow removal, and litter pick-up on campus.
● Work as a team member with others in coordinating all phases of work.
● Adhere to OSHA standards, employ safe practices, and follow safety policies/procedures. Use PPE in a safe manner, set examples for other, and notify supervisor of potential hazards.
● Support and promotes the University's sustainability efforts.
● Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
● High school diploma or equivalent.
● One year of grounds maintenance experience, including demonstrated use of related tools and equipment.
● A current and valid driver's license.
● General knowledge and experience in various aspects of groundskeeping.
● Familiarity with regulations pertaining to use of herbicides and pesticides.
● Demonstrated ability to understand oral and written instructions and perform basic math calculations.
● Demonstrated ability to perform work in a safe and appropriate manner.
● Basic computer skills to use email and Workday.
● Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision.
● Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

This position is classified as part of essential services. Individual is required to report to work even if campus has a delayed opening, early closing, or is closed, unless instructed otherwise by a supervisor or when the individual has concerns related to their personal safety.

Preferred Qualifications:
● Continued or continuing education in vocational training or related areas.
● Pesticide License/Certification
● A valid Commercial Driver's License.
● Knowledge of safety procedures

Physical Demands:
● Ability to move around work sites, climb ladders, scaffolds and walkways, and enter/exit trenches, crawl spaces, confined areas, roofs, and elevated areas.
● Move, lift and carry up to 75 pounds unassisted.
● Daily exposure to dust, dirt, weather and temperature changes. Position works indoors and outdoors.
● Must use proper safety equipment for hearing, head, eye, feet, hand, and body protection.
● Use of mechanical and power equipment.
● Ability to work in all weather conditions in all seasons

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About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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