The Assistant Director of Grounds will ensure safe, attractive, and pleasant surroundings during all weather conditions by planning, directing, organizing, and supervising the daily activities of the grounds department including general work, design, maintenance, training, development, and evaluation of the grounds staff. This position will oversee all projects and construction management related to campus landscape,design, and maintenance.
Description (Job Summary; Duties & Responsibilities; Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Nature of Work Environment)
The Assistant Director of Grounds is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Director of Facilities. The Assistant Director will ensure safe, attractive, and pleasant surroundings during all weather conditions by planning, directing, organizing, and supervising the daily activities of the grounds department including general work, design, maintenance, training, development, and evaluation of the grounds staff. This position will oversee all projects and construction management related to campus landscape design and maintenance.
Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for work order ownership from initial receipt, including all communication and completion.
Create zone locations for campus landscape maintenance and manage staff to care for each.
Supervise student employees by showing Christ's love as an example of hard work and Christ-like character.
Comply with safety guidelines and other policies as established by Colorado Christian University and other governmental authorities.
Create service contracts with all grounds-related vendors, manage quality control and vendor conduct on campus.
Responsible for campus landscaping, plant material and location, sidewalks, parking, and roads. Also works with signage, exterior seating, and trash receptacles.
Works with the Director of Facilities in project management, communication with the University, grounds maintenance oversight, and goal setting.
Responsible to complete scheduled cleaning and preventative maintenance on irrigation and grounds equipment.
Responsible for the following lawn and grounds care:
mowing, trimming, pruning, weed control, planting
irrigation systems, and controls
parking lot and sidewalk maintenance
equipment operation, including truck and hydraulic plow, tractor, large deck mowers, snow blower, skid steer and loader, small engine tools, gator, and golf carts,
exterior signage care and install, inventory control, materials inventory, pest control, and preventive maintenance
All additional duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Four or more years of proven experience in grounds maintenance, landscape construction, or similar area.
Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred.
Demonstrated ability to function as part of a team.
Demonstrated self-starter; high goal and outcomes orientation.
Appreciation for and commitment to ongoing professional development.
Understand and use electronic communication and computer information systems.
Must communicate effectively. Exceptional interpersonal skills; aptitude for initiating and building relationships.
Nature of Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to walk, stand, sit, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, speak with clarity, and have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities. The employee must lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. The employee is required to work on call on a rotating basis, which may include occasional irregular hours, including some nights and weekends.
Internal Number: 414
About Colorado Christian University
With a heritage dating back to 1914, Colorado Christian University is committed to offering a complete education that develops students intellectually, professionally, and spiritually. Just a few minutes from downtown Denver, CCU is uniquely positioned to offer students a distinctive variety of educational opportunities and experiences.