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  • 10/22/2018 3:06 PM | Anonymous

    Seasonal Assistant Groundskeeper

    This position reports directly to the Head Groundskeeper. This person should be hard-working and self-motivated. This position assists the Head Groundskeeper in all day-to-day operations of maintaining the playing surface of Modern Woodmen Park. Modern Woodmen Park is home to the Quad Cities River Bandits (Single A affiliate of the Houston Astros) and Saint Ambrose University. In 2017 the playing surface won multiple awards including STMA’s Stars and Stripes Mowing Contest and Pioneer Athletics Fields of Excellence. Have the opportunity to volunteer at the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run. Preferred dates of employment are March 1st to September 30th but can be flexible based on school schedules.

    Duties include but not limited to: assist in the upkeep of a sand based Kentucky Bluegrass playing surface, mowing, edging, fertilizing, aeration, topdressing, sodding, skin maintenance, mound and plate repair, irrigation repair, basic operation and maintenance to equipment, field markings and logo painting, special events that may be held on the field and other related duties as required.

    Preferred enrollment in or graduated from a 2 or 4-year turf program, working knowledge of the maintenance of sports fields, strong personal/team work ethic, high level of integrity, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays, must be able to lift at least 50 lbs., work in various weather conditions, and the ability to handle multiple task at once.

    his is a salaried position with compensation based on experience. No housing provided. Food Stipend included on game days.

    Send cover letter, resume, and references either by mail or email to:
    Andrew Marking
    Head Groundskeeper
    209 S. Gaines St. Davenport, IA 52802

  • 10/09/2018 8:12 AM | Anonymous

    Classification Title: Groundskeeper I
    Department: Facilities Management

    Staff Type: Merit
    Type of Position: Regular
    Pay Grade: 06
    Salary: Minimum starting salary is $31,090.32. The University of Iowa offers a generous benefits package, including 12 days paid vacation per year to start and paid sick leave. Complete information regarding the full benefits package may be viewed at:

    Percent of time: 100%
    Schedule: 6:00 am to 2:30 pm, Monday-Friday.
    Location: Landscape Services

    The University of Iowa department of Facilities Management is seeking a GROUNDSKEEPER I to operate and maintain power equipment, truck and light machinery and maintain grounds including lawn areas, sidewalks, parking lots and streets.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Turf work-mow, trim, lay sod/overseed, water
    • Assist Area Groundskeepers-bed maintenance
    • Assist installation crew-prep, install, water
    • Maintain equipment and tools-clean, sharpen and service
    • Attend meetings, converse with unit leaders on daily assignments, complete training requirements as necessary
    • Snow removal work-operate plow trucks, loader, skid steer, utility vehicle, and hand tools

    Facilities Management (FM) is a service unit of approximately 700 employees who work behind the scenes, 24 hours a day, serving the University of Iowa as stewards of our beautiful Iowa City campus. FM staff coordinate campus master planning, manage design & construction, maintain & clean the buildings & the grounds, and provide utilities management.

    The University of Iowa is one of the nation’s premier public research universities, with 11 colleges offering internationally recognized programs in disciplines ranging from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. Iowa draws nearly 33,000 students from more than 100 countries and all 50 U.S. states, and employs about 29,500 faculty and staff.

    The university is located along the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City, a city of some 77,000 people (170,000+ in the metro area) regularly ranked as one of the nation’s best places to live. Iowa City is less than four hours from Chicago and within five hours of Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Kansas City, readily accessible via interstate highways and a regional airport 30 minutes away.

    Merit job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact Erin Turnis (

    Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

    Minimum Eligibility Requirements

    • One year of experience in operating the machinery and tools used in groundskeeping work, or
    • Any combination of related experience and education from which comparable nowledge and ability can be acquired which totals one year.

    Special Qualifications

    • Valid driver’s license and ability to meet UI fleet safety driving record review standards.

    Desired Qualifications

    • Good customer service skills
    • Basic computer skills
    • Previous experience removing snow from roads and parking lots.
  • 10/02/2018 12:23 PM | Anonymous

    Linn-Mar Community School District in Marion, Iowa, has an opening for a full-time Athletic Grounds worker. This position will be responsible for maintaining all district athletic grounds and facilities.


    • Arrange set up prior to all athletic events:
      • Groom and maintain playing fields
      • Mow and trim designated areas
      • Move/Set up athletic equipment outdoors
      • Set up and store equipment before and after athletic events
    • General maintenance of district grounds to include:
      • Mowing, trimming, fertilizing and spraying
      • General maintenance of sidewalks, paths, parking lots and playgrounds
      • Properly clean and store equipment after use
      • Landscape installs
      • Pour concrete
      • Irrigation install
      • Drainage install
    • Make minor repairs to equipment to insure proper working condition to minimize down time and to make safety of the equipment a priority
    • Assist with irrigation schedules, repairs, start up and winterizing of athletic fields
    • Operate equipment such as mowers, tractors, skid steer, line painter, utility vehicles, etc.
    • Winter snow removal
    • Regular and reliable attendance
    • Other duties as assigned

    Minimum Education or Experience
    High school graduate or GED
    Two or four year turf degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    Experience in a related field preferred
    Valid driver’s license
    Possess an Iowa certified pesticide applicators license

    Full Time Benefits Included
    Starting pay: $17.63

    To apply and see full job description, please submit Linn-Mar’s online application available on the Employment link at:

    The Linn-Mar CSD is an EEO employer dedicated to employing a diverse workforce of highly qualified employees.

  • 08/14/2018 1:32 PM | Anonymous

    Pleasant Valley Community School District

    Position: Grounds/Maintenance Assistant 

    Position Type: Other/Grounds Worker
    Date Posted: 7/17/2018
    Location: Pleasant Valley Schools Maintenance Center

    Year Round Position with the hours of 7:30am - 4:00pm (1/2 hour lunch) or as assigned

    "As assigned" is dictated by the needs of the district to deal with snow, emergencies, and work load, and can occur 24/7

    Duties Include:
    Mowing with large tractor
    Custodial work 1st or 2nd shift
    Snow removal with pickup truck

    Must be able to obtain a CDL Driver's license

    Interested candidates please go to to apply.

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