Grounds Foreman Duties
This is responsible supervisory work in the construction,
maintenance, and care of campus grounds other than streets,
driveways, and parking lots.
An employee allocated to this class of work assists in the
planning, scheduling, and assigning of grounds operations. The
major responsibility of the work in this class is the care and
maintenance of campus grass areas, shrubs, trees, and other
plants. Supervision is exercised over unskilled and skilled
grounds workers. Work is performed under direction of a
technical superior and is subject to periodic review for results
obtained and adherence to departmental policies.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Maintains inventories of pesticides, fertilizers, plants, and
various grounds items.
Assists in planning, assigning, and scheduling grounds crews
engaged in the construction, maintenance, and care of campus
grounds, grass, shrubbery, trees, and other plants.
Demonstrates and teaches proper work methods and techniques to
Instructs employees in the use and application of chemical
Conducts periodic inspections of campus areas and prepares
preventive maintenance reports.
Maintains a preventive maintenance record system and assists in
the establishment of work priorities.
Prepares various administrative reports.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school and
some experience in public parks construction and maintenance
including some supervisory experience; or any equivalent
combination of training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of materials, equipment, tools, methods,
and techniques used in public parks construction, repair, and
Considerable knowledge of plants, herbicides, fertilizers, and
other chemicals used in grounds work.
Knowledge of horticulture, landscape design, and agronomy.
Ability to supervise the work of others.
Ability to read and understand planting and construction plans.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with university employees.