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Building and Grounds Manager (Groundskeeping)

Apply now Job no: 498775
Department: Grounds
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Hourly Staff
Categories: Custodial, Building Support, Grounds
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title:

Building and Grounds Manager


$18.40 hr/H2

Job Summary:

Performs a variety of administrative tasks related to overseeing the groundskeeping operations of the University campus. Direct supervision of classified staff. Hours for this position are Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.




Duties/Physical Demands:

Oversee activities of unit; establishes policies and procedures; sets goals and priorities; ensures the smooth flow of operations; enforces rules and regulations.
Supervises staff; recommends hiring; makes recommendations on discipline and termination; establishes schedule and assigns tasks; monitors and evaluates performance.
Monitors and reviews completed tasks; ensures that any necessary changes or corrections are made.
Develops forecasts on materials, supplies, and equipment needs; places orders for materials and supplies.
Performs a variety of administrative tasks including completing paperwork and maintaining records, and resolving complaints.


Minimum Qualifications:

Requires an Associate's Degree in a related field and three years of experience in large scale Grounds Keeping services, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Desired Qualifications:

Associates Degree in a related Horticulture/Arboriculture field, pesticide license, landscape and/or irrigation certifications with four or more years of experience in managing the aspects of large scale grounds operations including workforce, equipment and technical aspects related to the upkeep of commercial landscapes.

Experience in operation and maintenance of large-scale landscape equipment, such as mowers, skid steer, backhoe, and other related equipment. Proficiency in plant identification.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of general business administration techniques
Knowledge of groundskeeping procedures and techniques
Supervisory skills
Knowledge of computer and office applications

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

Physical effort usually requires considerable standing, walking, climbing, and operating equipment. Some lifting of materials weighing up to 50 pounds. Periodic assignment given which entail dealing with modestly unpleasant physical situations.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Pre-employment drug testing may be required for this position.


EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.
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A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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