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Skilled Laborer, Grounds

Company: Bridgewater State University
Location: Bridgewater
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

Skilled Laborer, Grounds

Department Summary:
Bridgewater State University is an inclusive community dedicated to the lifelong success of all students, focused on the continuous improvement of its people, and responsible for leading innovation that benefits Southeastern Massachusetts, the commonwealth, and the world. Bridgewater's accessible environment of teaching and learning stimulates critical thinking, pursuit of new knowledge, and deeper understanding, the cultivation of meaningful and diverse interpersonal relationships, and fostering an appreciation for global engagement, all aimed at transforming lives and improving the human condition.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in our , which ensure that all students are supported and succeed.

Bridgewater State University is equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups, and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment, are strongly encouraged to apply.

The mission of the Department of Facilities Management is to is to create, maintain, and manage a physical environment that enhances teaching, learning, and living; and serves to support our campus constituents and our region through responsible stewardship of resources.

Position Summary:
This position will provide the opportunity to contribute to student success by supporting the work of grounds keeping ultimately contributing a campus that promotes learning and living for a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. BSU embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will foster an inclusive environment that supports students, faculty and staff from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

The primary responsibilities of the Skilled Laborer (Grounds) is to perform various manual labor tasks in support of the work of grounds keeping.

7:30 am - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Saturday (Sunday and Monday as days off)
(Subject to Change)
Location: BSU Campus Wide
This is an essential position.

This is an AFSCME unit position and is subject to the terms of that union agreement.

*Initial assignment only. Subject to change according to institutional needs.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate employment eligibility in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Position Type: AFSCME Classified

Essential Duties:

  • Perform various manual labor tasks in support of the work of grounds keeping:
  • Install and repair signs
  • Perform various external maintenance tasks including rubbish removal; maintain grounds by planting, transplanting, raking leaves, pruning trees and shrubs, seeding lawns, weeding, maintaining flower beds, etc.
  • Perform snow removal and ice control duties
  • Perform related work as required

    Required Qualifications:
    -Applicants must have at least six months of full-time, or equivalent part-time experience in performing manual labor in connection with grounds keeping.
    -Current and valid Massachusetts Class 3 or higher Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
    -Ability to work in team setting.
    -Skill in using small hand tools;
    -Skill in using hand-held power tools;
    -Skill in using variety of motorized equipment such as snow blowers, plows, lawnmowers, weed whackers, etc.;
    -Ability to follow instructions;
    -Willingness and ability to lift and carry heavy objects;
    -Willingness and ability to stand for prolonged periods of time;
    -Ability to deal tactfully with students, faculty and staff;
    -Physical stamina and endurance.

    State Job Specifications are available in the Human Resources Office or on the Human Resources website

    Preferred Qualifications:
    -Previous landscaping and snow removal experience

    Work Environment:
    Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for the application process, please complete and submit this electronic form:

    Special Conditions for Eligibility:
    Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

    This position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

    COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement This position must comply with the University Covid-19 Attestation requirement. All employees must be fully vaccinated and complete the Covid-19 Attestation upon hire.Medical or Religious ExemptionsAn employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on the existence of medical contraindication to vaccination. In addition, an employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on a sincere religious belief. In both cases, an employee will be required to submit documentation to support the request for an exemption. Employees who secure an exemption may be required to take additional precautions in the workplace and are strongly encouraged to test weekly through the university's Wellness Center.

    Salary Range: $1,472.53 bi-weekly (Grade 10 - Step 1)
    Posting Number: S00908P
    Open Date: 01/03/2023
    Close Date:
    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:

    a minimum of one (1) employment history entry.

    a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.

    To apply, visit

    Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

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