Building and Grounds Assistant

Functional Title

Building and Grounds Assistant

Job Code

1001-CA175

Classification Series

Building and Grounds

Band/Zone

E2

Department

Multiple

FLSA

Non exempt

Last Updated

September 2013

General Function

Performs a variety of tasks related to maintaining the University's buildings, facilities, and grounds

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities—Essential Functions

  • Picks up trash and/or litter from University buildings and grounds; empties trash receptacles.
  • May sweep and mop rooms and hallways; may dust and perform general cleaning of rooms; may clean windows.
  • May vacuum and shampoo carpets; may strip and wax floors; may clean and sanitize restrooms.
  • May mow, trim, and rake grounds; may remove shrubs and trees.
  • May sow grass and renovate turf areas; may apply herbicides to lawn.
  • May pick up and/or deliver equipment and supplies.
  • May perform cleaning/washing duties in dining hall dishroom or pot and pan area.

Reporting Relationships

Direction Received: Reports to either head of maintenance for a facility (i.e. Maintenance/Repair Supervisor or Physical Facilities Manager) or first line supervisor in Department (i.e. Building/Grounds Supervisor, Senior, or Building/Grounds Manager)

Direction Given: May occasionally monitor and train student employees

Minimum Requirements

Requires a high school diploma or GED. No experience required. May require driver's license.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics

  • Knowledge of the use of either cleaning equipment/materials or lawn equipment/materials
  • Ability to understand and follow directions

Working Conditions

For positions primarily assigned to perform custodial duties: Constant simple grasping. Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, twisting, pushing, pulling, stooping and use of motor skills that require firm grasping, fine manipulation, and pinching.. Occasional squatting, kneeling, crawling, and climbing. Frequent lifting of materials weighing up to 50 pounds. Occasional overhead lifting of materials weighing up to 30 pounds. Minimal lifting and carrying/transporting materials weighing up to 70 pounds.

For positions primarily assigned to perform grounds and special facilities duties: Constant simple grasping. Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, twisting, pushing, pulling, shoveling, stooping, climbing and use of motor skills that require firm grasping, fine manipulation, and pinching. Frequent operation of equipment. Occasional squatting, kneeling, crawling and climbing. Frequent lifting of materials weighing up to 50 pounds. Occasional overhead lifting of materials weighing up to 30 pounds. Minimal carrying/transporting materials weighing up to 100 pounds. Minimal lifting of materials weighing up to 70 pounds.

For all positions, there is periodic assignment given which entail dealing with modestly unpleasant physical situations. There may be considerable noise generated by machine operation, exposure to chemicals and some machinery may present an element of personal risk of injury due to an accident.


Please note: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular positions. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. For jobs occupied by more than one employee, the identification of non-essential functions shall be determined from the individual’s position description.