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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES
POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION

Position Classification Title: Groundskeeper
Position Classification Code: K4006
Job Family: Grounds and Facilities
Pay Level: 02
Exempt Status: Non-exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Under general supervision, maintains facility grounds and environment in a clean, attractive, orderly, safe, and healthy condition. Performs general grounds work that includes seeding, mowing, trimming, raking, and planting flowers, trees, and shrubs. Mixes and applies pest control material in accordance with local and federal regulations. Removes snow from pedestrian and vehicle areas. May operate trucks and assorted power equipment .
Standard Duties:
Plants shrubs, trees and flowers; prunes trees and shrubs. Removes debris from stairs and walks; rakes leaves and mows lawns. Waters trees, shrubs and lawns and performs irrigation activities. Sprays for weeds and insects using unrestricted chemicals as required. Operates large power lawn mowers, edgers, hand tools and large vehicles. Operates pick-up trucks, flat-rack trucks and dump trucks for hauling purposes and for trash and debris removal. Performs minor maintenance and repair on equipment and tools as required; Assists in the maintenance of parking lots and other surfaces including asphalt repairs and minor masonry or plastering work as required. Shovels and removes snow and ice from designated areas such as roofs, sidewalks and entryways as required; Installs and removes outdoor signs, parking and traffic control barriers and overhead banners as required;May perform minor maintenance on roads, curbs, sidewalks, and storm drains. May operate various snow removal equipment.Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of equipment, tools and procedures of grounds construction and care. Knowledge of fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides used in grounds care and gardening.
Skill in operating grounds maintenance and grounds construction equipment.
Ability to effectively communicate.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- None
   Experience- No previous work experience required.
   Equivalency-
   Certifications/License-
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-