SUPT, GROUNDS MAINTENANCE, SR
Duke University and Duke University Health System - Durham, NC

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Occupational Summary

Plan and supervise the work required to maintain all the formal landscaping, natural and desirable landscape features, drivers, walks, athletic fields, surface storm drainage and other outdoor areas on East and West Campuses and certain other designated local off-campus properties. Work Performed

Manage, plan and coordinate grounds maintenance, cleaning and repair of streets, walks and parking areas, including the removal of snow, preparation and readiness of athletic facilities and playing fields for sporting events and physical education classes.

Make work assignments through a foreman for the tree maintenance crew.

Review and evaluate procedures and recommend methods for increased efficiency and cost reduction.

Determine fiscal requirements and prepare budgetary recommendations.

Plan and schedule work for Grounds Maintenance Personnel to ensure proper distribution of maintenance effort.

Evaluate equipment and tools and determine maintenance and replacement schedules.

Evaluate available new equipment and materials and recommend purchasing specifications.

Plan and arrange meetings with subordinates to ensure compliance with established practices, to implement new policies and procedures and to keep employees abreast of current changes and standards.

Manage personnel functions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisals, promotions, transfers and vacation schedules.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Preferred and Competitive Qualifications for this position:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Turfgrass Management or related field.
  • Knowledge of NCAA intercollegiate athletic field management.
  • North Carolina Pesticide License or the ability to obtain licensure within six months of employment.
  • Knowledge of small engine equipment maintenance.
  • 5 years of supervisory experience.
  • Ability to utilize computer software to plan, execute, and record landscape maintenance projects and activities.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications
Education

Work requires an Associate's degree in Horticulture, Landscape Design, Turf Management or a related field to acquire technical and practical knowledge of landscape and grounds management. Experience

Work requires four years of progressively responsible experience in landscape/grounds maintenance and/or operations to include prior supervision and/or management of personnel engaged in grounds maintenance activities.

A Bachelor's degree in Horticulture, Landscape Architecture or a related field may offset two years of required experience OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.

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