Grounds Laborer

Wednesday, March 06, 2024 11:59 AM | Brendon Connor

Grounds Laborer

College of the Holy Cross


Perform various duties such as grass cutting, raking, digging, pruning, trimming, planting and caring for trees, bushes, shrubs, flowers, grass, etc., consistent with the upkeep and maintenance of the grounds, greenhouses and the athletic fields. Remove and dispose of rubbish and trash, sweep walks and roadways, remove debris. Shovel and salt walkways, stairs and streets. Move equipment and materials between locations as needed. Maintain and clean equipment as needed or required.


• Perform a variety of landscaping grounds maintenance and other related duties. Work from written or verbal orders and instructions. Maintain a high standard in the appearance of finished work. Furniture and equipment moved from building to building. Pick-up and disposal of campus trash.

• Use or operate hand and power equipment as required. Development of skill in the safe and efficient use and operation of department equipment.

• Take basic care of department equipment and vehicles. Department equipment and vehicles cleaned and washed as required. Indoor work and storage areas maintained in a clean and orderly manner.

• Observe all safety rules, practices, and procedures. Defective and unsafe equipment and/or situations reported to supervisor immediately.

• Available in times of emergency, inclement weather, and special functions. Shift change during the week and any other given function. 24-hour on-call from November through April for inclement weather. Required overtime is worked during Spring clean-up, commencement, Alumni Weekends and other campus functions.

• Work for the good and morale of the organization, loyal to the chain of command and support the programs and policies of the Physical Department. Team solving of problems through the chain of command.

• Supervise and direct temporary employees as necessary

• Obtain and maintain a MA Pesticide Applicators License within first six months of employment.

• Obtain and maintain a MA Hoisting License within the first three months of employment.

• Obtain and maintain a MA DOT Medical Card within the first two weeks of employment.

• Ability to lift 100 pounds

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This is a full time, non exempt level position. The College is committed to providing competitive market pay for its employees. The College also offers a competitive benefits package for full-time staff, including:

• Defined Contribution Pension Plan

• Condensed summer 4-day work week

• Tuition & Education benefits

• Wellness programs & ongoing Training and Development opportunities

• Generous paid time off

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace. To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to: APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please attach a cover letter addressing the position requirements along with your resume. In your cover letter please address how your work might support the College's commitment to inclusive excellence ( Please provide examples of how you have integrated diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging into your past work. For more information, please visit Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position has been filled

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