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Grounds Supervisor (#507)

Date Posted:
02/24/2017
Type/Department:
Staff in Facilities Management
Search Status:
Position Filled - not Accepting Applications
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Mount Holyoke College has an immediate opening for a Grounds Supervisor.  The primary responsibilities include planning, organizing and directing the daily work assignments of 12 grounds workers; efficiently, economically and safely managing grounds maintenance and horticultural tasks in accordance with the seasonal and College calendars; training and giving technical assistance to employees; maintaining computer records and files supporting grounds work activity; and assisting with the budget process and purchasing and maintaining of supplies, tools, and equipment.

 

Primary functions of this position are: supervising and assisting in maintaining the grounds; supervising the maintenance of the athletic fields; overseeing in-house site work projects; overseeing landscape project work; supervising the equipment mechanic; administering and maintain the tree collection on Campus; and overseeing the turf management and snow removal programs.

 

Qualified candidates must have: substantial experience in managing a work group; a minimum of five years of horticultural, grounds, or landscaping experience; a Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience in horticulture, environmental studies, biology or related field; a valid driver’s license; the ability to obtain a MA pesticide license; the ability to lift 50 pound objects; the ability to obtain a hoisting license; and the ability to work in inclement weather.  Qualified candidates must be able to communicate and interact effectively with a broad spectrum of people.

 

This position is very much a ‘working supervisor’ position.  The successful candidate will be: spending the majority of their time ‘in the field’ rather than with administrative tasks; will be involved with the work of snow removal; and will be available for planned overtime on weekends, as well as for – what are typically weather related – call in events.

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of institutional excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups, including faculty, staff, and administration of color, diverse gender identities, first generation college students and individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college, and individuals with a demonstrated leadership commitment to including diverse backgrounds and perspectives.