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Specialist, Grounds I

Specialist, Grounds I

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The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming.  Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference. 


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Job Summary:

Core responsibilities of this position include: Participating in the care and maintenance of the College grounds maintenance program. Clean and assist in servicing vehicles and equipment as needed; prepares vehicle and tools for work assignments daily. Daily maintenance and cleaning of work areas. Watering and pruning of trees and shrubs. Mowing, edging, and trimming of turf and outlying areas. Irrigation repair as needed. Planting and ongoing care of trees, shrubs and flowers. Small construction projects to upgrade areas around campus. Snow removal as needed.

Other tasks may be assigned based on contemporary institutional need.


Compensation: This is a Classified 3 position. Starting salary: $13.88/hr. 


Priority Screening Date: Position is open until filled. For full consideration apply by February 23rd, 2018.


Starting Date:  As soon after hiring process as practical.


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Organizational Relationship:


This position is an active member of the Grounds Maintenance Team.  The direct reporting relationship is to the Manager of Grounds Maintenance.        

Essential Functions


  • Operation and maintenance of snow removal equipment, including but not limited to, snow shovels, tractors, trucks, loaders and graders
  • Operation and maintenance of grounds maintenance equipment, but not limited to mowers, edger’s, trimmers, augers, sweepers, tractors and loaders
  • Servicing of grounds care equipment, both light duty and heavy duty
  • Irrigation system installation and repair
  • Ability to perform site grading work to ensure proper drainage
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform proper methods of planting and maintenance on all types of plantings
  • The capability to supervise/ coordinate small groups of people
  • Available for occasional after hours grounds related work, including weekend on-call 
  • Must be available for emergencies after normal work hours and on the weekends
  • Substitutes for vehicle maintenance in the absence of the Vehicle Maintenance mechanic
  • Operate snow removal grounds maintenance equipment, which requires a CDL
  • Must have valid driver’s license, and be able to meet college insurance carrier requirements
  • Utilize electronic devices for completion of work orders and preventative maintenance
  • Manage and reconcile monthly purchase order card receipts
  • Follows OSHA and college safety practice regulations and procedures
  • Provides excellent customer service by utilizing professional and effective language to communicate

Nonessential Functions:  


An employee in this position may perform some of these responsibilities on an infrequent basis

  • Move furniture and perform set ups at various places on campus on campus
  • Order and obtain supplies
  • Provide support as directed to other LCCC and Plant Operations departments
  • Perform related duties that the employee is physically able and competent to perform as required or as delegated by supervisor


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Knowledge of installation and repair of irrigation systems
  • Small equipment operation and repair
  • Capable of operating heavy equipment for snow removal and site-grading work
  • Some knowledge of heavy equipment repair requirements
  • Some supervisor training/experience desired
  • Basic knowledge of computers and the ability to send and receive electronic mail


Physical/Mental Demands:


  • While performing the essential duties of this position, an employee would frequently be required to move around the assigned work space as well as within hallways, meeting rooms, and other parts of the campus facilities
  • Exposure to outdoor weather extremes for extended periods of time
  • There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged personal computer use which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor
  • Exposure to hazardous materials, chemicals and fuels/ petroleum products
  • An employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds to perform essential position functions. Will be required to climb ladders maneuver in confined spaces and work with tools/equipment in unconventional positions
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus
  • The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions; an employee must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasking as well
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, there may be unexpected instances of somewhat loud sounds


Education and Experience Requirements


  • Minimum High School Diploma required 
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience (including training) on irrigation systems and grounds work including snow removal, equipment operation, maintenance and repair
  • The ability to drive in accordance with College policies and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate Commercial Driver’s License(CDL) within 6 months of employment





Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer


Laramie County Community College is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and employment environment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs or in the context of employment.


The College has a designated person to monitor compliance and to answer any questions regarding the college’s non-discrimination policies:  Please contact: Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Room 205B, Pathfinder Building, 1400 E College Drive, Cheyenne, WY  82007, 307-778-1217,