Requisition Number: 18552 Location: Boulder, CO Employment Type: Classified Staff Schedule: Full-Time Posting Close Date: 17-Jun-2019 Close All Job Summary The Grounds Lead Worker serves as a work leader for Outdoor Services, assigned to the areas referred to as West Main Campus of the Boulder Campus. This position will manage/coordinate the day to day work activities and available resources (full time, temporary and student staff, equipment, and materials) to complete work tasks assigned by supervisor or determined independently. This position will assure satisfactory quality control standards including training of staff members for all work performed by the West Main Campus Grounds Maintenance Team. Control weed infestations by using chemical, mechanical, and natural methods. Keep up-to-date record keeping of all applications and chemical applications to beds and turf. Will be responsible for operations during supervisors absence. Who We Are Facilities Management at the University of Colorado Boulder provides and maintains a physical environment that promotes the advancement and transfer of knowledge. Outdoor Services provides high quality, professional grounds, and landscape services to enhance a safe, aesthetically pleasing and environmentally conscious campus. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the top public academic and research institutions in the United States. Its architecture and grounds are considered to be among the most attractive and progressive in the world. What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be Work Leader Responsibilities Function as the work leader for the West Main Campus Grounds Team by making and coordinating work assignments and conducting training for subordinate staff (full time, temporary, student employees or community service workers). Demonstrate an \"eye for detail\" when making and assessing work assignments as well as assessing the quality of work. Assure that staff has adequate information to charge appropriate work orders for daily work assignments in an accurate and timely manner. Coordinate with Supervisor and other Outdoor Services employees, as needed, to ensure smooth day to day operations, teamwork, and consistency of work efforts. Assume the responsibilities of his or her supervisor when required. Respond to specific requests from supervisor or individual customers and apprises them of progress or delays and the completion of work in a timely manner. Inform supervisor of activities, by other maintenance shops or contractors that would have an impact on grounds maintenance operations. May assist other Outdoor Services staff with arboreal management, weed management or turf management operations. Provide for the administration of maintenance agreements for all auxiliaries. May be required to provide services outside of normal work hours and week. Employee is expected to perform all other duties as assigned. This position has purchasing authority up to $500.00. Trash and Litter Mitigation Coordinate trash and litter collection with Grounds staff and Grounds Services staff to assure an attractive exterior environment for all on campus. These duties relate very closely to the \"Eye for Detail\" philosophy that should drive a quality grounds environment. Responsible for trash and litter pick-up and raking or sweeping for all exterior areas on the West Main Campus, including, but not limited to, building entries, turf, landscape beds, landscape features, riparian areas, athletic fields, window and stairwells, hardscaped areas and waterways. Report vandalism, illegal postings, damage to site features and trash or recycle issues to the Main Campus Supervisor. Supervise and inspect the work of employees performing these activities. Report general maintenance concerns to the Service Center. Landscape Plant Maintenance Maintain landscape plant material and non-landscape plant material to industry standard \"Best Maintenance Practices (BMP)\". Plants, prunes, remove, hand-waters, fertilizes, divides, deadheads and trims trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, perennial and annual flowers as directed or as required by BMPs. Perform weed management practices on landscape beds as directed or as required by BMPs. Supervises provides instruction and inspects work of employees performing these activities. Provide supervisor with reports concerning plant problems (water, disease, insect, and damage). Assist with landscapes improvements and retrofits as directed by supervisor. May assist Campus Arborist work activities. Conduct minor repairs and adjustments of irrigation systems. Report or request assistance for more significant irrigation problems. Safely conduct pre and/or post-emergent chemical applications using synthetic and organic/natural liquid or granular products. Responsible for ensuring all application equipment is properly calibrated prior to use. Assist in managing and maintaining the chemical storage area. May assist in the research of new synthetic and natural products during the off season. Responsible for safely mixing/handling chemical concentrates. Safely conduct chemical applications in both general fund and recharge areas (under maintenance agreements) of campus. This duty may require applications to be performed outside of the regular work schedule. Does verifiable training with employees each growing season and oversees chemical applications made by others. Maintain records of all chemical applications and makes timely reports to the Supervisor, OS Manager, and Campus Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coordinator. May submit or assist the supervisor with the submission of application for the application to the IPM Coordinator. Conduct appropriate timely notification prior to all applications. Ensure appropriate pre and post application signage is placed in visible areas in accordance with Department of Agriculture regulations. Responsible for removing signs after reentry interval has lapsed. Accurately charge appropriate work orders, maintenance agreements and maintenance projects on a timely and accurate basis. Turf Maintenance Maintain campus and auxiliary owned turf areas by performing the following activities: mow, trim, edge, monitor and report wet and dry areas, weed management, sod repair, and drainage installation as scheduled or directed using riding mowers, string trimmers, walk behind mowers, trencher, sod cutter, backpack blowers and power edger's. Will assist the supervisor in the coordination of scheduling irrigation needs and repairs, and cultural practices. Will assist supervisor with training and inspecting work performed by employees performing these activities Snow Removal & Ice Abatement Provide support for the West Main Campus grounds team's snow removal and ice abatement efforts by assuring that team members have the proper training, equipment, and materials for the snow event. Removes snow and ice from sidewalks, stairs, curb cuts, paved trails and handicap ramps using equipment in a timely manner. Ensure appropriate coverage for snow removal and hand shoveling/ice abatement for special events as needed. Provide support and quality control inspections for contracted snow removal services. Coordinate with Environmental Services staff to assure appropriate hand shoveling and ice abatement activities have taken place in conjunction with Outdoor Services' activities. Vehicle, equipment and hand tool inventory and maintenance Schedule and request vehicle maintenance with campus Transportation Center or Outdoor Services Mechanic. Report all accidents and incidents to the Transportation Center, University Police Department, Risk Management and supervisor that result in physical damage to privately owned or university vehicle(s) and property. Responsible for the inventory of hand tools, power tools, and equipment assigned to the West Campus team and their maintenance. Maintains, selects, purchases tools and supplies valued under $500. Make recommendations for purchases over $500. Perform minor maintenance on equipment or vehicles to include reporting mileage, scheduling Preventative Maintenance activities, service oil and grease fittings, and sharpening blades. Responsible for supplying East Campus grounds staff with personal protective equipment (PPE) as needed. Responsible for the inspection and documentation of monthly vehicle inspections as assigned by supervision. Work Place Safety Contribute to a safe working environment for self, co-workers and the public. Adhere to all safety guidelines concerning equipment operation, report unsafe conditions or accidents to the supervisor. Ensure that crew members adhere to safety policies and procedures and attends, participates in, and conducts safety training. Adheres to all safety guidelines set forth in Facilities Management's policies and procedures and those developed by the Outdoor Services and/or Grounds safety teams while performing daily duties. Assure that all staff under his or her direction perform all daily duties using appropriate safe work practices. Assure that new staff receives safe work practices orientation prior to being assigned field work. Provide all staff working under his / her direction all appropriate safety equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) utilizing authorized purchasing practices. Familiar with the \"Outdoor Services Safety Manual\" and provide recommendations to the Outdoor Services Safety Committee to improve a safe working environment for staff. Required to be an active and contributing member of the Outdoor Service Safety Committee. Attend meetings of the Facilities Management Safety Committee as assigned. Native Area/Wetland Management Train employees and conduct noxious (as identified by the State of Colorado) weed management under the direction of the supervisor to manage unwanted weed species. Tools used for this work will include but is not limited to chemical application, hand tools, string trimmers, blade cutters, or brush mowers. Instruct and supervise other employees including students conducting these activities. Work Leader - Partially accountable for the work product of others. May provide input on performance planning and evaluations but does not have signature authority. What You Should Know This position will work five (5) eight (8) hour days per week, between the hours of 6:00 am and 5:00 pm based on the staffing requirements of the department. The work week for this position will be Monday through Friday or Tuesday through Saturday based on the staffing requirements of the department. DOT physical required as a condition of employment. Must obtain CMV within the first 6 months of employment. This position will be required to obtain a Colorado Department of Agriculture Certified Operators License or higher with categories 109 (Right-of-Way), 206 (Turf Pest Control), and 207 (Ornamental Pest Control) within 6 months of hire or possess one currently. What We Can Offer The starting salary is $40,488. Benefits The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder . Be Statements Be Adaptable. Be Innovative. Be Boulder. What We Require Two years of experience with grounds keeping or landscape maintenance or a related field. Must be a resident of Colorado. Within the first 6 months, the employee must be able to obtain and maintain a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) certification. Must be able to pass a DOT physical as a condition of employment before starting work - must maintain a valid DOT physical card at all times. What We Would Like You To Have Training, experience and/or certification in horticulture, institutional landscape maintenance, turf management, nursery management, arboriculture, weed management, pesticide application. Two years of institutional or commercial landscape maintenance. Hold or have the ability to obtain a CDL Class B license in order to drive vehicles in excess of 26,000 GVW. Turf and weed management experience highly desirable. This position will be required to obtain a Colorado Department of Agriculture Certified Operators License or higher with categories 109 (Right-of-Way), 206 (Turf Pest Control), and 207 (Ornamental Pest Control) within 6 months of hire or possess one currently. Experience as a crew leader and/or lead worker. Special Instructions To apply, please submit the following materials: 1. A current resume. Must include date ranges and whether full time or part-time work. 2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 3. DD-214 for veteran applicants. a. Qualified veterans are eligible for veterans preference points within the State classified system. If you are a veteran and would like to have your DD214 evaluated to determine your eligibility for preference points, please attach a copy of your DD214 to this posting. If you do not wish to upload a DD214, please email a copy to HRESmailcolorado.edu or send via fax at 303-###-#### and reference the job to which you are applying. 4. If using the educational substitution for experience: proof of degree or transcripts. You will not be asked to upload references at this time. Please apply by June 17, 2019, for consideration. Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs . Select here for additional information regarding Classified Staff positions: Essential Services This position is designated essential services. The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures. Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources Posting Contact Email: Recruitingcolorado.edu The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Associated topics: general manager, housing property, manager i, manager ii, manager iv, resident, superintendent, supervise, supervisor, supervisory
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