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Grounds Worker, Facilities Operations

Apply now Job no: 493314
Work type: Regular full time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Facilities - Maintenance


  • Under direction of a Head Grounds Worker or other supervisory official in a state institution or department, does tasks involved in the maintenance of grounds; does other related duties as required.

Examples of Work:

  • Takes the lead in work involved in the maintenance of institutional grounds.
  • Prepares soil and the seeds, rolls, cuts, weeds, waters, trims lawns.
  • Sprays, prunes, and trims orchards and shrubs.
  • Plants, transplants, and thins trees and shrubs.
  • Removes dirt, rubbish, snow, leaves and other refuse and assists in the maintenance of roads, lawns, shed, benches, and parking areas.
  • May plan the removal of snow and/or direct the operation of snow blowers and salt spreaders.
  • Sees that the noncultivated areas are properly maintained.
  • Provides assignments and instructions to employees and to patients and/or inmates assigned to grounds duties and supervises the performance of the work.
  • Sees that equipment, materials, and supplies including tractors, grass cutters, scythes, hoes, rakes, sprinklers, garden house, cultivators, spades, sheers, spraying devices, fertilizers, seeders, and other garden and grounds keeping equipment and tools are used properly.
  • Prepares requisitions for equipment, materials, and supplies and ensures these are safeguarded, stored, used, and recorded. May ensure the safety, custody, and progress of patients and/or inmates assigned to grounds work.
  • Reports unusual occurrences and significant conditions in the buildings and on the grounds, and takes those steps required to ensure safe, orderly conditions.
  • May be required for short periods to perform assigned duties within buildings.
  • Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.

Required Experience:

  • One (1) year of experience in the performance of semiskilled grounds keeping work.


  • Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.


  • Tuesday through Saturday, 7:00am-3:30pm


  • Range O10 (Step 1 = $32,462)


  • Only completed, online applications submitted on or before the deadline will be considered. 

Please note that this position is subject to the NJ First Act, requiring public employees to establish residency in the State of New Jersey. See N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70) for further information.

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If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can stop by the Department of Public Safety Office, located at Bole Hall Annex, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028 or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (856) 256-4562 or 4506. The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, public safety authority, crime reporting policies, fire safety, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about fire statistics in Rowan University Residential Facilities and crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This information is required by federal law, Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or "Clery Act" and is provided by the Rowan University Department of Public Safety.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.