Building and Grounds Assistant

HR-Functional Job Title

Building and Grounds Assistant

Department Job Title

Building and Grounds Assistant
Facility Service Specialist


Performance Evaluation: Current, satisfactory (annually)

Approved Learning Opportunities

Academic Courses

Our list of academic courses is approved for all job enrichment participants in any curriculum. If you complete similar courses, of similar title, at other institutions, we can review them for possible approval.

American Management Association Self-Study Courses

A Manager's Guide to Human Behavior: 20 points
Asserting Yourself at Work: 10 points
Becoming a Manager: 10 points
Coaching for High Performance: 10 points
Communication Skills for Managers: 20 points
Delivering Knock Your Socks Off Service: 20 points
First Line Supervision: 20 points
How to Manage Conflict in the Organization: 20 points
How to Manage Training: 20 points
How to Manage Maintenance: 20 points
How to Manage Your Priorities: 10 points
How to Sharpen Your Business Writing Skills: 20 points
Interpersonal Communication Skills in the Workplace: 10 points
Interpersonal Negotiations: 20 points
Leadership Skills for Managers: 20 points
Listen and Be Listened To: 10 points
Managing and Achieving Organizational Goals: 10 points
Planning and Leading Productive Meetings: 20 points
Planning and Managing Change: 20 points
Practical Problem-Solving Skills in the Workplace: 10 points
Presentation Success: 10 points
Successful Project Management: 20 points
Taking Control with Time Management: 10 points

CE Direct (Dining Staff only)

Accountability in the Food Service Department RD62: 12 points
Celiac Disease Demands a Lifelong Gluten-Free Diet RD386-60: 1 point
Cultural Competency RD05: 3 points
Enhancing Productivity in Foodservice RD79: 6 points
Evolution of Foodservice RD143: 1 point
Food Gone Bad CE459: 1 point
Selecting Food Service Equipment RD125: 6 points
Understanding and Preventing Foodborne Illness RD19: 2 points
Using Protein to Maximize Athletic Performance RD152: 1 point

Custodial Management Institute

Custodial Technician Handbook Basic: 125 points
Custodial Technician Handbook Advanced: 125 points

Grounds Series (Grounds Staff Only)

Grounds 100 Series
Grounds 200 Series
Grounds 300 Series

ICSA (Dining Staff only)

Customer Service Certification: 9 points

Individual Development Workshops

Classified staff may complete any of the following workshops for job enrichment points:

Presentation Skills: 7 points
Microsoft Excel 2013 Basic: 6 points
Microsoft Excel 2013 Intermediate: 6 points
Microsoft Excel 2013 Advanced: 6 points
Microsoft Access 2013: 6 points

Non-Academic, University-Sponsored Learning Opportunities

The non-academic, university-sponsored learning opportunities can change from year to year. As a result, the points you can earn from completing them varies. Please contact your Job Enrichment Administrator for the points awarded for each of the following.

Confucius Institute Training: Conversational Chinese Class I
Confucius Institute Training: Conversational Chinese Class II
Confucius Institute Training: Basic Chinese Culture
Confucius Institute Training: Understanding MU Chinese Students
Disability Awareness Training
Green Zone Training
Level II Food Safety Training (Dining Staff Only) : 16 points
Mental Health First Aid
M.I.A.M.I. Women in Leadership Symposium
Safe Zone Training
SATSS Annual Conference


Skillport offers extensive online learning opportunities, sponsored by Human Resources Staff Development.

TPC Courses

201 Basic Electricity and Electronics: 15 points (Dining Staff Only)
367 Plumbing Systems Maintenance: 15 points (Dining Staff Only)
376 Energy Conservation Basics: 8 points (Dining Staff Only)
377 Energy Losses in Buildings: 8 points (Dining Staff Only)
378 Heating/Cooling System Efficiency: 8 points (Dining Staff Only)
380 Electrical Energy Conservation: 8 points (Dining Staff Only)
451 Cleaning Chemicals: 8 points
452 Floor and Floor Care Equipment: 8 points
453 Maintaining Floors and Other Surfaces: 9 points
454 Restroom Care: 8 points
455 Carpet and Upholstery Care: 8 points
901 Maintenance Organization: 11 points (Dining Staff Only)
903 Implementing Preventative Maintenance: 8 points (Dining Staff Only)
905 Communication Skills for Supervisors: 11 points