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Coordinator for Grounds and Landscaping

Department: Facilities Management
Location: Jackson

Union University seeks a qualified individual for the position of Coordinator for Grounds and Landscaping. This position is responsible for supervising and coordinating activities of grounds workers engaged in keeping the universityís grounds.

Union University is a private, coeducational liberal arts-based university offering bachelorís, masterís, and doctoral degrees. The campus is located in Jackson, Tenn. (80 miles northeast of Memphis) with additional campuses in Germantown, Hendersonville, and Memphis, Tenn. Union University currently enrolls about 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 48 states and 15 countries. Union University stands as a national leader among colleges and universities in promoting a Christian worldview and a Christ-centered approach to education. Union is consistently ranked among the nationís premier Christian universities and has been recognized as a top tier institution each year since 1997 by U.S. News & World Report, which also recognized Union at a national level for undergraduate teaching excellence.

Position Description:
 

  • Maintain grounds in summer: mow and fertilize lawns; plant grass, irrigation, spraying of weeds, and fertilize trees and shrubs; remove weeds and brush using power equipment, irrigation systems, and so forth.
  • Maintain grounds in winter: remove snow and ice from parking lots and sidewalks, using shovels, salt and sand, and related equipment or products.  Winterize irrigation systems.
  • Perform other seasonal grounds work: rake leaves, sweep sand, put protective coverings over shrubs, etc.
  • Independently plans and completes landscape projects; this includes resolving problems and scheduling.
  • Perform pesticide and weed control application, control, and reporting requirements.
  • Maintain tools and equipment used in grounds work.
  • Pick up trash around buildings and empty trashcans. Maintain clear sidewalks. Operate a leaf blower on walkways and around buildings.
  • Assist with basic construction tasks related to grounds maintenance (planting beds, cement work, fence, and sign installation, etc.)
  • Waters plants and flowerbeds.
  • Orders supplies, spare parts, and equipment as authorized.
  • Recommends purchases, obtains, and assists others in collecting bids.
  • Directs the use of heavy equipment in performing tasks related to complete landscape maintenance and construction.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent is required.  Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience in groundskeeping.

Successful candidates must be professing Christians who are active members of a local church, enthusiastically support Union Universityís Identity, Mission, and Core Values, and articulate a Christian worldview in their work and life.

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