Location: Bristol, RI Category: Facilities Posted On: Wed May 25 2022 Job Description:
The Supervisor of Grounds and Athletic Fields shall be responsible for the complete care and maintenance of the campus grounds. Must be on an on-call basis 24/7 for weather emergencies and high visibility events such as Commencement and Convocation.
Responsible for the management of all Campus grounds maintenance activities. Responsibilities include planning, organizing and directing the day-to-day work programs to provide high levels of excellence on the main Campus and out-lying properties. Responsibilities also include coordination of grounds maintenance work activity with other Campus Services and Physical Facilities sections, and with various University Departments.
Organize and direct all snow removal including shoveling by hand, snow removal equipment and snowplowing.
Staff Management and Quality Control
Maintain quality control checks and train staff.
Oversee the time-keeping system for the Facilities department.
Use creative and independent thought on a daily basis to respond to last minute changes in plans for major events or to change work assignments of the grounds staff, including making decisions during off-hours on a 24/7, on-call basis.
Manage outside services, grounds management supplies and equipment budget.
Nature and Scope
Organize all work schedules for grounds, flower beds, watering and fertilizing annual and seasonal plants to ensure proper maintenance and care.
Organize daily work schedules of grounds maintenance personnel to support the grounds maintenance schedule. Keep informed of the whereabouts of employees and status of work assignments.
Provide safety and operational training for staff, oversight and management of grounds subcontracting.
Prepare and review employee job performance with employee and the Director of Facilities. Make recommendations for improvements.
Perform similar duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Associates degree in operations management, business, golf course management and agronomy or a similar field of study.
Minimum of least ten years of grounds experience including supervision and a working knowledge of all aspects of grounds management.
Must have a working knowledge of PC-based software and computer-based work order systems as well as a technical competency with grounds equipment, fertilizing of grasses, plants and flowers.
Must be licensed in Rhode Island for pesticide application.
Bachelor's degree in operations management.
Experience in a college or university with supervision of staff.
Significant, direct, proactive interaction with all university constituents, and particularly grounds maintenance staff, is strongly preferred.
At the University's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the University, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.
Roger Williams University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law. For information on our Non-discrimination policy, visit here.
RWU prohibits all forms of discrimination on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) and its implementing regulations not to discriminate in such a manner. Complaints of Title IX sexual harassment should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator at the contact information listed below. Details regarding the formal complaint process can be found here: Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures. All complaints of sexual harassment will be taken seriously and responded to promptly. TITLE IX COORDINATOR: Dr. Jen Stanley, 1 Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809 / Phone Number: (401) 254-3123 /Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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