University System of Maryland
Job Class Specification
TITLE:GROUNDSKEEPER JOB CODE: N02GSW
FLSA: NONEXEMPT JOB TYPE: SYSTEMWIDE
EEO6: H70 JOB FAMILY/SERIES: MNL GRD
APPROVED BY: Chancellor Donald N. Langenberg EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/1996
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Under direct supervision, performs manual labor duties in the
maintenance of grounds and facilities.
1. Performs grounds maintenance activities including cultivating,
planting, watering, fertilizing, weeding, mowing and/or pruning
lawn, gardens, shrubs and trees.
2. Assists in the maintenance of outdoor fields and athletic
3. Plants shrubs, trees, flowers, and vegetation following detailed
plans and directions.
4. Removes dirt, trash and debris from assigned areas and transports
same to appropriate disposal facility.
5. Performs removal of snow and ice from assigned areas using hand
and power snow removal equipment. Spreads salt, sand, and deicers
to prevent slipping.
6. Operates hand and power equipment such as mowers, tillers,
sweepers, snow blowers, edgers, shovels, and small vehicles.
Performs routine assembly, cleaning and maintenance of equipment
7. Measures, mixes and applies fertilizer, herbicides, pesticides,
and other chemicals following specific instructions.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
Ability to read, write, and perform arithmetic calculations; to follow
oral and written instructions; to operate and perform minor
maintenance to assigned hand and power tools and equipment; to perform
work in, on, around, under and over trees, shrubs, and buildings and
facilities; to work at heights up to 35 feet; to perform physical work
requiring bending, stooping, reaching, carrying, and frequent heavy
lifting; to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions; to wear and
work in personal protective equipment.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Valid Maryland Noncommercial Class C or equivalent driver's license
may be required. Candidates selected for employment may be subject to
medical inquiries and/or medical examinations to determine ability to
perform the job.