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Company: Oakton Community College
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:





Des Plaines, IL

Apr 18, 2023

Jan 15, 2024 - 11:59 PM EST

Full Time Staff

Position ID:


About Oakton College :

For 50 years, Oakton College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies. Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.

We offer:

Continuing Education

Great Benefits

Paid Winter Break

FRIDAYS OFF during the Summer

Job Description:

Basic Function and Responsibility:

Under general supervision, perform tasks involved in maintaining athletic fields, grounds, lawns, flower beds, shrubs and trees, sidewalks, parking lots, roads and storm sewers and drainage structures, and snow removal.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform routine tasks in maintaining lawns and grounds, including seeding, fertilizing, mowing, watering and weed control, install, plant, spray and maintain flower beds.

  • Plant, fertilize, spray and prune shrubs and trees.

  • Maintain and repair sidewalks, roads and parking lots.

  • Maintain and repair water and sanitary lines, storm sewers, drainage structures and manholes and drain lines.

  • Perform tasks in snow removal including snowplow, utv or tractor to remove snow and add ice control by using salt or liquid deicers, leaf raking, tree cutting, grass cutting and stump removal. Cut and remove and perform tree controlled burning as needed.

  • Applies fertilizer, pesticides, and herbicides as directed.

  • Preform daily campus litter and garbage can pick up.

  • Operate job related power equipment such as end loader, snow blower, air compressor and air hammer, mowers, painter, chain saw, and other power equipment.

  • Perform other general maintenance tasks as may be assigned by Supervisor or Director.

  • Perform Athletic fields maintenance, repair and striping.

  • Perform Sprinkler system repair and maintenance.

  • Preform other job-related duties as assigned.


    Qualifications and Working Conditions:

    • High school education or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

    • Two years of landscaping groundskeeping and athletic fields experience is required.

    • Illinois State Commercial Driver's License. Class B with Air Brake Endorsement is preferred. College sponsorship for earning Class B is available.

    • Illinois State Public Applicator or Operator License and /or Ornamental and Turf license must be obtained in 6 months of employment.

    • Ability to operate various types of power equipment including lawnmowers, trimmers, hedge trimmers, leaf blowers, and other landscaping equipment.

    • Ability to use hand tools required for landscaping.

    • Ability to follow instructions and complete assignments.

    • Extensive knowledge of landscaping techniques and processes.

    • Excellent time management skills.

    • General computer knowledge is required.

    • Ability to interact professionally and tactfully with people of different levels of education, cultural backgrounds, and life experiences, and to exhibit an adequate level of respect to fellow employees and the College community at large.

      Physical Demands:

      Position will require employees to have:

      • The ability to stand, walk and move for extended periods of time (Often - 75% - 100%).
      • The ability to bend, twist, stoop, kneel, crawl, push, pull, and reach in all directions (Often - 75% - 100%).
      • The ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. (Often 75% - 100%).
      • The ability to perform moderate to strenuous physical labor for extended periods of time. (Often 75% - 100%).
      • The ability to set up and operate mechanical equipment (Often 75% to 100%).
      • The ability to work at heights and the ability to ascend/descend ladders. (Occasionally - 25% - 50%).
      • Require the use of radio communication. Employees on these shifts, using these devices, will be required to have the ability to hear and exchange information clearly.
      • Job duties may be performed in hot, cold, dusty, dirty environments. Employees may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and outside weather conditions.

        Additional Information:

        Supervision Received:

        Functional supervision is received from the Grounds Supervisor. Administrative supervision is received from the Director of Facilities

        HOURS: Monday - Friday - 7:00 am - 3:30 pm - Hours may vary due to the needs of the College

        SALARY: $43,924

        Oakton is accessible by public transportation.

        Application Instructions:

        For further details, visit our website at and select the Employment link to view Employment Opportunities.

        Please be sure to have a current resume, cover letter, and list of, at least, three (3) professional references with contact information prepared to submit with your application.

        Oakton College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified individuals. Oakton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex or gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to and participation in its educational programs, college activities and services, or in its employment practices.

        Posted positions may be removed from the Oakton website without notice when it is determined that no additional applicants are required.


Keywords: Oakton Community College, Des Plaines , Groundskeeper, Other , Des Plaines, Illinois

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