Groundskeeper Lead
Position Is Open Until Filled

Code: 20567 Posted: 02/08/2024

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion and community engagement. One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, Parkside provides an educational value to our students that’s unparalleled. An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in one’s future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent any student from achieving his or her educational and professional goals. The university is the proud recipient of the 2022 AASCU Excellence & Innovation Award for Student Success and College Completion from The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), a testament to years of strategic efforts.

UW Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career and is part of the UW System. The campus is nestled in 700 acres of woodland and prairie and two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI. At Parkside we offer good benefits and an opportunity to get involved in community projects and employee engagement activities. We are certainly proud of its diverse student body in the UW System. We work together to help our students, staff and faculty thrive. Find out why Parkside is where you belong.

Position Title:   Groundskeeper Lead

Employment Type: Full time, University Staff, Non-exempt

Reports To: The Facilities Manager.

Pay Range: $33,280 - $47,840 

The groundskeeper lead directs and coordinates activities of workers engaged in landscaping, gardening, grounds keeping, and tree pruning activities to ensure completion of grounds work assignments. May assist in planning and implementing landscaping projects.

Essential Job Functions
  • Plans and directs the day-to-day operational activities of various lawn and landscape projects and staff
  • Schedules and monitors staff and assists with basic training
  • Assists with organizing the layout of planting sites, plant and material selection, research and evaluate new materials and equipment
  • Installs, propagates, and maintains the health of new and existing plants and landscape using a variety of vehicles and equipment
  • Identifies and acts to remedy plant diseases and insect damage
  • Maintains clean and clear lawns, walkways, roadways, and parking lots to ensure they are free of debris, litter, snow, and ice
  • Education – H.S. Diploma Preferred
  • Demonstrated experience with the use of lawn and landscape equipment
  • Demonstrated experience with the use of snow removal equipment

The Facilities Management Department is a key part of the University that ensures the campus roads are clean, that utilities like water and electricity are operating effectively and efficiently, and that our campus is clean and beautiful. The work environment for this position is predominantly outdoors. Exposure to dust, odors, moving mechanical parts and noise is common.

Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefits Details:

Health and Retirement Contributions Estimator:

Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references

Review of Applications

Applications received by 02/23/2024 are ensured full consideration. Position open until filled.

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Amber Marzette
Available Until: 04/03/2024

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