Deadline for Applications is 3/17/2021

Code: 15897 Posted: 03/03/2021

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

Employment Type: Full time / University Staff / Non-Exempt

Reports To: The Groundskeeper will report to the Grounds Supervisor.

Pay: $15.00/hour


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.

Essential Job Functions

The Groundskeeper will be responsible for the maintenance of campus lawns, athletic turf, trees, shrubs, and flowers including annuals and perennials. This will include maintaining the health of new and existing plants and landscaping using a variety of vehicles and equipment. This position will also have the responsibility of maintaining sidewalks, roadways and parking lots to include snow removal. The ability to operate motor vehicles and specialized grounds equipment to maintain lawns, athletic turf, parking lots, roads and sidewalks is necessary. Equipment used on the job will include trucks, loaders, mowers, striping equipment and related hand and power tools.

The Groundskeeper must possess the ability to perform required duties under adverse conditions. Must have the physical strength and stamina to perform required work. Lifting of up to 50 lbs. is sometime necessary. Must have the physical ability to stand and walk continuously throughout an eight hour shift and the ability to push, pull, reach, bend, twist, stoop and kneel. The ability to reach above your head, walk stairs and climb ladders; ability to perform duties above 30 feet in order to prune trees; ability to tolerate temperature extremes when performing outdoor activities (most grounds work, snow removal, etc.) and the ability to perform tasks requiring repetitive motion is necessary.


Required qualifications someone needs for this position is:


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability to be trained on and use all grounds equipment.
  • Ability to carry out multiple work assignments.
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Acquire and maintain a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License within 3 months of hire date.
  • Ability to perform minimal computer functions such as entering work time and email.
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate depending on qualifications and experience.

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

Benefit Details:

Total Compensation 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:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover letter

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday March 17th, 2021 are ensured full consideration.

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.


Laura Menarek
Available Until: 03/18/2021

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