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Groundskeeper I

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Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Entry-Level
Categories: Building & Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
Role: Groundskeeper I

As a result of the Covid-19 Delta Variant, the Governor of the State of Illinois has issued Executive Order 2021-20 (Covid-19 Executive Order No. 87), to include mandatory COVID vaccines or submission to weekly testing for higher education faculty, personnel, and college students, as well as issuing an indoor mask mandate for all. By choosing to apply, I acknowledge and understand that upon employment, Elgin Community College (ECC) may require proof of vaccination or weekly testing as required by this mandate.


About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

Work Schedule:

MONDAY - FRIDAY 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Rate of Pay:


FLSA Status:


Grant Funded:


Job Summary:

An employee in this classification performs work of routine difficulty performing grounds maintenance, landscaping and snow removal. Immediate supervision is given by the assigned manager.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

1. High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
2. Working skill in the operation and maintenance of lawnmowers and equipment for landscaping, parking lot maintenance and snow removal.
3. Working skill planting, weeding and performing grounds maintenance.
4. Working skill in the maintenance and repair of parking lots and sidewalks.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


Essential Duties:

1. Operate lawnmowers and various equipment used in landscaping, parking lot maintenance, and snow removal.
2. Assist in planting, weeding and ground maintenance.
3. Assist with tree trimming, clean up, and removal.
4. Assist in the maintenance or repair of parking lots and sidewalks.
5. Assist in furniture and equipment moves.
6. Maintains required training, licensure and/or certifications
7. Maintains confidentiality of privileged information and adheres to applicable privacy laws
8. Demonstrates sensitivity, understanding and respect of diverse populations within the workplace.
9. Maintains an understanding of the work of colleagues to effectively provide backup and/or support for co-workers during times when the division is short-staffed or experiencing an increased volume of work.
10. Adheres to department guidelines for attendance and punctuality

Other Duties:

1. Assist with pick up/drop off of donations for various college departments.
2. Post banners and set up barricades for special events on campus.
3. Post signs notifying the students and staff of events on campus.
4. Perform other job-related duties as assigned which pertain to the job description. 

5. Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Physical Demands:

Heavy (up to 100 lbs occasionally or 50 lbs frequently or 25 lbs constantly)

Visual Acuity:

Operates motor vehicles or heavy equipment

Work Environment:

Moderate noise

Environmental Conditions:

Outdoor weather

Extreme cold (below 32 degrees for more than one hour)


Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

The initial posting date for this position is 06/21/2022. Elgin Community College Support Staff Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 06/29/2022 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Elgin Community College does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender/gender identity, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers.

In addition, Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment practices, educational opportunities, and programs and services. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the College’s EEO/AA Officer. Determinations on request for a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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