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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES
POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION

Position Classification Title: Groundskeeper,Ld
Position Classification Code: K4029
Job Family: Grounds and Facilities
Pay Level: 04
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 direction, oversees the operational maintenance activities of the campus grounds and landscape areas which may include recreational and athletic fields. Oversees the daily activities of grounds and landscaping personnel.
Standard Duties:
Responsible for supervision of special projects assigned for grounds and landscaping. Coordinates equipment operations, equipment maintenance, and landscape debris recycling; orders material and equipment. Assists in implementing detailed landscape plans; assists in modifications and adjustments to landscape to comply with ADA regulations. Coordinates activities of support staff engaged in implementation and administration of landscape projects; oversees the supervision of assigned personnel, which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution; makes recommendations for personnel actions. Receives and responds to inquiries from campus community and members of general public and investigates and resolves problems related to water use, landscape projects, and refuse removal; investigates and develops ways to improve the scope and quality of services provided; makes recommendations as appropriate; provides planning, leadership, direction, and technical expertise as a resource to the campus on landscape and grounds services. Participates in the development of department goals and objectives; recommends, implements, and administers policies and procedures to enhance operations. Implements recordkeeping procedures and manages applicable department records on employees, equipment, and maintenance activities. Provides advice and assistance and services as a resource person to campus administrators concerning grounds and landscape facilities; maintains facility use schedules of grounds and landscaping. Maintains a broad knowledge of state-of-the-art technology and equipment. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of greenhouse operations, propagation methods, chemical applications, insect/disease control, plant nutrition, and pruning methods. Knowledge of athletic turf maintenance at the inter-collegiate level. Knowledge of applicable safety procedures.
Records maintenance skills. Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals. Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- None
   Experience- Five (5) years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- Any equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience as approved by Human Resource Services.
   Certifications/License-
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-