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General Function

Performs a variety of administrative tasks related to assisting in the oversight of the maintenance operations on University facilities on and off campus

Job Details

Functional Title

Building and Grounds Supervisor, Senior

Job Code


Classification Series

Building and Grounds Supervisor/Management






Non exempt

Last Updated

September 2013

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities—Essential Functions

  • Oversees activities of unit; enforces rules and regulations; ensures the smooth flow of operations; ensures availability of tools, equipment, and materials.
  • Supervises staff; establishes schedules and assigns tasks; monitors and evaluates staff.
  • Monitors and reviews completed tasks; ensures that any necessary changes or corrections are made.
  • Reviews and approves employee time cards; maintains a variety of employee records which may include attendance, vacation, and sick leave.
  • Maintains inventory of supplies and materials; initiates purchase process for supplies and materials as necessary.
  • May perform a variety of other tasks including designing and manufacturing specialized equipment, planning events, maintaining unit records, and preparing reports.

Reporting Relationships

Direction Received: Reports to a Director or Manager (i.e. Administrative Manger of Housing Services, Building/Grounds Manager, Horticultural Manager, etc.)

Direction Given: Functional supervision of classified staff (Building/Grounds Assistants)

Minimum Requirements

Requires nine months of training beyond high school and three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. May require driver's license. May require pesticide application license.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics

  • Knowledge of groundskeeping or housekeeping procedures
  • Supervisory skills
  • Knowledge of computer and office applications

Working Conditions

Physical effort usually requires considerable standing, walking, climbing, and operating equipment. Some lifting of materials weighing up to 50 pounds. Periodic assignment given which entail dealing with modestly unpleasant physical situations.

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.

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