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  • 05/14/2021 12:27 PM | Anonymous

    TEXT TO APPLY: You can now complete your entire job application for this job via SMS text messaging!

    Simply text JOB to 75000 & search for the requisition ID number 536324.
    Click here to learn more.

    • We are now hiring for a full-time GROUNDSKEEPER position.
    • Location: Simpson College - 107 East Detroit Avenue Indianola, IA 50125 Note: online applications accepted only.
    • Schedule: Full-time; 6:00am - 2:45pm.
    • Requirement: Prefer minimum of two years of experience.


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    If you have a positive attitude and a love for learning, you may be interested in joining our team.


    SSC Services for Education is known for our expertise, commitment, and value; and we at SSC truly believe that our people are our greatest asset. By utilizing our associates’ knowledge and experience alongside SSC’s extensive training, providing supportive management, and offering unparalleled wage and benefit packages as well as career advancement opportunities, we have developed a workforce that differentiates us from our competitors.

    SSC Services for Education is a Nationwide Best in Class Facility Service Provider. As a member of Compass Group, North America, we want you to be as great as you can be. We empower our associates to direct their own future, keeping them confident that we support them every step of the way. As a result, our associates embody greatness through their actions, natural passion for quality, and a can-do attitude. The opportunity for greatness is real at SSC and throughout the Compass world.


    Full-time associates at SSC are offered many fantastic benefits such as:

    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
    • Commuter Benefits
    • Wellness Program
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Life Insurance for Associates and Eligible Dependents
    • Short Term Disability (STD) and Long Term Disability (LTD)
    • Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
    • Discount Marketplace
    • And other voluntary benefits


    Job Summary



    Summary: Plans and administers a program of grounds and plant maintenance, including growing schedules and continued propagation through plants and cuttings. Responsible for performing a variety of tasks related to the care of grasses and plants. Trims, prunes and removes scrubs, bushes and trees, paints and drags athletic fields for practices and games, . Performs general janitorial duties including property inspections, landscaping and grounds maintenance.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Provides quality customer service to customers by providing one-on-one attention to detail.
    • Inspects common areas and reports deficiencies to Maintenance Supervisor.
    • Inspects exterior of the property and grounds; reports deficiencies to Maintenance Supervisor.
    • Mows athletic fields and surrounding lawns weekly during the proper season. Cleans landscaping tools and equipment after each use.
    • Paints athletic fields for practices and events
    • Drag/groom athletic fields
    • Perform irrigation maintenance/repairs
    • Trims bushes to maintain neat appearance and desired shape.
    • Weeds flowerbeds weekly or more often if needed.
    • Shovels exterior walkways during wintery weather; salts or sands icy walkways as needed.
    • Contributes to the team; facilitates good customer interactions; exhibits professionalism with customers, fellow employees and others with whom there is contact.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.



    Qualifications:

    • Valid Non-CDL Class C driver's license required.

    About Compass Group: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry


    Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.


    Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. *Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance).

    Req ID: 536324

    Hourly

  • 04/07/2021 9:37 AM | Anonymous

    Assistant Head Groundskeeper Job Description

    • Triple Play Park in Cedar Rapids, Iowa consists of 6 baseball/softball fields.  4 of these fields are regulation size fields with 300’ fences.  2 of these fields are for youth baseball and softball players (9U and under) with 140’ fences down the line.  The Assistant Head Groundskeeper will be responsible for repairing and maintaining the complex’s playing surfaces and it’s surrounding components as safe, first class fields by performing daily turf, dirt and water management; game preparation as well as short and long term maintenance planning.  

      Duties and Responsibilities Summary:

    • Help with the preparation of the playing fields for practice, league play and weekend tournaments. 
    • Help manage all field prep including, but not limited to, turf management, fertilization, and disease control, edging, mound and plate prep, warning track maintenance, and infield playing surface maintenance.
    • Perform post-game field and turf maintenance as necessary.
    • Operate and maintain all equipment in a safe manner and keep in excellent working condition.
    • Lead the general upkeep and cleanliness of the ballpark, including concessions and restrooms.
    • Effectively manage a budget as assigned by Management that will include, but will not be limited to, supplies, equipment and tournament personnel’s wages.
    • Develop a relationship with tournament directors to work through the weekend field maintenance planning and scheduling.
    • Maintain a positive relationship with umpires.
    • Other duties as assigned by Management.
    • Salary and Benefits

    • Salary is commensurate with experience.  Please send cover letter and resumes to: gmcgrath@mcgrathauto.com or pmcgrath@mcgrathauto.com
  • 03/09/2021 10:15 AM | Anonymous

    D&K Products – Warehouse Manager / Inside Sales Position

    Des Moines Office

    D&K Products is a Wholesale Supplier of Turf Care Products to golf courses, lawn care companies and sports fields in Iowa, Nebraska and Western Illinois. The applicant must have a strong work ethic, good communication skills, and the desire to service the turf industry. A good driving record is required; the position will require the applicant to obtain a Class B CDL driver’s license and on occasion help with deliveries.

    Duties: Over the counter sales to walk-in customers, computer entry, inventory management, product delivery scheduling, loading and unloading of freight, and warehouse organization. The applicant must have the ability to operate a forklift.

    General Description: D&K Products is a wholesale supplier with 5 warehouse locations around the Midwest. The Des Moines Warehouse manager is responsible for coordinating and supplying the other four locations with product on a weekly basis, as well as working with the Des Moines staff to set up and schedule customer deliveries originating out of the Des Moines warehouse.

    Education: 2-year college degree preferred. Turfgrass degree not necessary, but desirable.

    Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift and carry up to 70 lbs., 100 feet.

     $ 50,000 - $ 55,000

    Employment Benefits: Health care, retirement plan, paid vacation and holidays

    Application Deadline: April 1, 2021


    To apply please contact:

    D&K Products

    Attn: Doug Krantz

    1672 NE 54 th Ave

    Des Moines, Iowa 50313

    800-798-9352

    doug@dkturf.com

  • 02/16/2021 11:08 AM | Anonymous


    • JOB DESCRIPTION

      Grounds Maintenance/Landscaper

      General Summary:

      Provide grounds maintenance for commercial properties including mowing, upkeep of landscaping, planters, trees and bushes.  In the off season, will need to provide snow removal for commercial properties with company provided equipment. 

      Job Duties and Responsibilities:

    • 1.     Maintain, upkeep and plant landscaping.  Knowledge of small power tools for trimming and pruning trees and shrubs, pulling and spraying weeds, trimming hedges, watering and fertilizing plants, leaf removal and daily trash removal at commercial properties.  Landscape new ground areas, repairs damaged ground areas, replaces bushes, hedges, shrubs and trees.  
    • 2.     Mowing: operate and maintain commercial lawn care equipment (including zero turn riding mowers, walk behind mowers, string trimmers, leaf blowers and etc.) for mowing, trimming, edging, aerating and other similar tasks at commercial properties.  
    • 3.     Ensures properties sprinklers systems are working and general upkeep to sprinkler systems. Provide light maintenance to sprinkler systems.  
    • 4.     Applies herbicide and pesticide chemicals to grounds, trees, bushes, shrubs and lawns in order to control plant diseases and insects. Company will pay for classes and license.  
    • 5.     Snow Removal: Will help with snow removal at commercial properties.
    • 6.     Building Maintenance: Perform physical tasks necessary to maintain commercial buildings.  Assist others to provide major, minor and routine maintenance and repairs in a timely and professional manner.
    • 7.     Any other job duties as assigned.
    • Other Requirements

    • 1.     Ability to operate all necessary hand tools to make repairs.
    • 2.     Must be able to work flexible hours and to be “on call” in case of an emergency; available for overtime as needed for emergencies.
    • 3.     The position of Grounds Maintenance/Landscaper must have the physical, mental and verbal ability to perform his or her duties with minimal or no assistance (although reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform their essential functions). Physical requirements include the ability to lift up to 50 pounds, ability to crouch, climb, crawl, etc. to make repairs and tolerance to all extremes of hot and cold weather.
    • 4.     Licensed for state chemical applications (or ability to obtain within 6 months).
    • 5.     Will need to have a valid driver’s license.  
    • Salary Range

    • 1.     $17.00 – $20.00 / Per Hour
    • Benefits

    • 1.     Company provided truck/equipment
    • 2.     Competitive salary
    • 3.     Medical insurance
    • 4.     Dental insurance 
    • 5.     Simple IRA with company match 
    • 6.     Uniforms provided 
    • 7.     Paid Time Off (PTO)/holidays

    Experience

    Two years or more of experience as a groundskeeper, turf management or similar work involving general labor duties which may include the planting and maintenance of grounds.  Horticulture experience a plus.  

    Send Resume to: 

    Jeff Bosworth

    Grounds Manager

    jbosworth@signatureres.com

    This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the position of the Ground Maintenance and Landscaper.  The position of Grounds Maintenance and Landscaper will be required to perform any other job related duties assigned by his or her supervisor.

    In addition this document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment.

     

  • 02/09/2021 2:55 PM | Anonymous

    Waukee Schools has an opening for a Groundskeeper.  Please use the link below to find all the details.

    https://waukeeschools.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=474

  • 12/21/2020 1:57 PM | Anonymous


    • Job Posting Notice Acrylic Surface Installer December 2020

      The Acrylic Surface Installer is responsible for taking ownership to ensure that Mini-Pitch surfacing projects are well planned and successfully executed on time.

      Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Manage assigned projects and responsible for understanding all aspects of the surfacing process to meet customer specifications
    • Work with internal and external teams to confirm that the job site is ready for surfacing and all necessary materials, equipment, and supplies are available
    • Manage entire surfacing installation process: offloading materials, cleaning playing area, filling cracks, surfacing playing area, measuring court dimensions, and painting lines
    • Actively record and report the progress of each project with the internal team and customers
    • Work cohesively with internal engineers and on-site superintendents to ensure all project requirements and specifications are carried out successfully
    • After surfacing, walkthrough with an onsite point of contact to ensure all critical list items are approved to existing specifications
    • Collaborate effectively with the internal soccer development Team
    • When time allows, support turf maintenance crews
    • Education & Experience Requirements:

    • High school diploma or GED
    • Knowledge and experience in acrylic application preferred, training also provided
    • Must have valid driver’s license
    • Job Specifications:

    • Asphalt patching experience preferred
    • Excellent technical and problem-solving ability
    • Excellent verbal, written, and telephone communication skills
    • Strong personal initiative and ability to work with little supervision
    • Basic computer skills to communicate by email and manage expense reports
    • Other Special Requirements:

    • Travel is required, primarily in the Midwest
    • Long and odd work hours, including occasional weekends for travel or project work
    • Able to meet physical requirements for the job; extensive time on feet, lifting supplies/products and various weather elements

    Iowa Sports Turf is owned by Musco Lighting. View job posting at www.Musco.com/careers

    Contact Malea Trainer 641-676-2328 or Malea.Trainer@Musco.com for more information.

  • 07/17/2020 11:57 AM | Anonymous

    • CITY OF CEDAR RAPIDS

      invites applications for the position of:

      Parks Recreation Maintenance Supervisor

      The full application and extra information can be found at: 


      SALARY:                     $29.21 - $40.91 Hourly

      $60,756.80 - $85,092.80 Annually

      OPENING DATE:     07/17/20 CLOSING DATE:     07/31/20 04:00 PM DESCRIPTION:

      Directs and supervises the work of parks maintenance crew within parks and recreation operations. Assists with events, programming, and organizing volunteer efforts within the parks system.

      Position Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:00am-3:30pm, ability to respond to emergencies at anytime

      Successful completion of a pre-employment background check, physical examination (if applicable) and drug screen are required prior to employment with the City of Cedar Rapids.

      EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

    • Plans, organizes and supervises the maintenance activities of the parks and recreation and specialty parks
    • Operates, maintains, trains, and supervises on the use of various motorized and non-motorized  turf and grounds
    • Coordinates and provides training to new and existing seasonal and full-time maintenance staff
    • Assists in the hiring process and reviews applications, interviews and hires seasonal employees  based on staffing needs
    • Prepares and coordinates annual, monthly and weekly work schedules and assignments and workflow accordingly to meet target
    • Installs and repairs park site amenities including but not limited to trail maintenance, snow removal, flood and bridge repairs, restrooms repairs, and mechanical equipment; conducts preventive maintenance and ensures all safety inspections are completed
    • Maintains all records on maintenance and communicates across the department with managers and staff to discuss projected and current work projects
    •  Oversees and monitors inventory management and reconciles purchases supplies, equipment, tracks inventories on products and services
    •  Analyzes turf and landscapes to detect disease, wear and stress, and determines appropriate treatment and coordinates appropriate maintenance schedule
    • Coordinates logistics and communicates on special events and procedures including set up, tear down, trail prep for races, clean up for concerts, conducting repairs and other requests as necessary
    • Coordinates the work of several crews at different locations, requiring frequent travel to uphold supervisory responsibilities
    • Performs related work as required

    TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Required Education and Experience

    • High School diploma or equivalency
    • Three (3) to five (5) years' experience in maintenance, construction, plumbing, electrical, turf management, budgeting and personnel supervision
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
    • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population
    • Required Licenses or Certifications

    • Valid U.S. Driver's License
    • Iowa Pesticide Applicator's License (within 6 months of appointment)
    • Desired Qualifications

    • Supervisory experience
    • Post-secondary course work in a related skilled trade, horticulture, turf, forestry, natural resources or a related field
    • COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE OF JOB DUTIES

      Knowledge of:

    • Grounds maintenance landscaping practices and athletic field maintenance.
    • Maintenance and repairs of parks buildings and related facilities.
    • Methods and procedures for the maintenance of recreational, sports, and playground equipment.
    • Motorized equipment safety practices, procedures and preventative maintenance.
    • Operation and maintenance of specialized facilities, splash pads and irrigation systems.
    • Trail maintenance practices including concrete, asphalt and aggregate surfaces.
    • Snow removal methods and related equipment.
    • Management practices, establishment, care and maintenance of turf, trees, shrubs, flowers, native prairie landscapes and riverbank management including chemical, biological or mechanical practices.
    • Skill in:

    • Time and organizational management.
    • Writes routine reports and delivers correspondence.
    • Data entry, budgeting and record keeping functions.
    • Performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature.
    • Handling difficult interpersonal situations with tact while maintaining a professional demeanor.
    •  Instructing, assigning, prioritizing, monitoring, reviewing work assignments and obtaining compliance from staff.
    • Ability to:

    •  Maintain power tools and machine equipment.
    •   Utilize hand and power tool equipment.
    •   Operate, maintain and perform minor repairs to pumps, valves and other irrigation equipment.
    •   Respond to emergencies at all hours to include evenings and weekends.
    •   Operate workflow management system.
    •   Analyze situations and solve problems using innovative solutions.
    •    Keep current with industry best practices and new technology.
    •    Work cooperatively, develop, and maintain effective working relationships.
  • 04/15/2020 11:35 AM | Anonymous

    Here is a link for the application:

    https://fbfs.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/3/home/requisition/2504?c=fbfs

    Lawn Care / Groundskeeper / Horticulturist

    **Will be filled at the appropriate level based on experience**

    At Farm Bureau, pride is part of who we are.  It’s there in our customer service, in our relationships, and you’ll see it where we work. In this role, you’re part of the team that assures our 66 acres of land at our West Des Moines headquarters meet the highest standards. The bar is set high here at Farm Bureau. Our expectations are clear, and we are looking for someone who can step up and be a part of a seasoned group of people who take pride in their performance and have a sense of value and worth at the end of the day.

    What You’ll Do: As a Groundskeeper, you will assist with the maintenance of all grounds and parking areas at Farm Bureau’s West Des Moines location. You will assist with the planting, edging, pruning, fertilizing, mulching and transplanting of flowers, shrubs, trees, and bushes on our property. You will also cut the grass using foot and rider type power mowers, and operate other equipment such as a seeder, sweeper and hand power tools. It is important that you understand the various types of fertilizers and chemicals, as you will operate liquid and powder applicators applying the proper amount during the appropriate season. During the winter months, you will be responsible for removing snow and debris from walkways.

    You will work a rotational schedule Monday - Friday, with core hours being 8am-4:30pm. The rotation is one week you will work Wednesday from 5am-1:30pm, and the next week you will work Monday and Friday from 5am-1:30pm. You may work an occasional Saturday as needed, and will be on call 24/7 during snow removal – so flexibility in your schedule is key.

    What It Takes to Join Our Team:

    • High school diploma or equivalent, plus at least 2 years of horticulture, groundskeeping and/or landscaping experience required.
    • Must have or attain a Certified Applicator license (3OT (Ornamental and Turf Pest)) and maintain Continuing Education Units (C.E.U.’s) to keep the Certified Applicators license current.
    • Must be able to work under all types of weather conditions (heat, rain, snow, etc).
    • Some lifting is required (up to 100 lbs.) and extensive time is spent walking, bending and reaching.
    • Knowledge of commercial lawn mowers and small engine equipment is preferred, as well as knowledge of irrigation systems.

    What We Offer You: When you’re on our team, you get more than a great paycheck. We offer a 401K with match, a defined benefit retirement plan, an incentive bonus, student loan repayment assistance, low cost health, dental, and vision benefits, and life and disability insurance options.  We also offer paid time off, including holidays, and teams who know how to have fun. Add to that an onsite wellness facility with fitness classes and programs, a daycare center, a cafeteria, and even an onsite medical clinic. Iowa Farm Bureau....where the grass really IS greener!

    If you're interested in joining a company that has a long history of stability, one that appreciates its employees and offers great benefits, we invite you to apply today!

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