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Laborer- Temporary - Parking Services Maintenance

Apply now Position Number: 002255
Work Type: Staff/Classified AFSCME
Location: Kent Campus
Category: Part-time, Temporary
Home Org/Dept: Care Of Grounds - Kent Campus [100411]

Job Title:


Physical Location:

 Kent Campus - Kent, OH



Basic Function:

Performs unskilled tasks requiring manual labor and operation of related equipment. Reports to Groundskeeping Supervisor, Building Maintenance Supervisor or other designated supervisor.

Additional Basic Function – if applicable:


Examples of Duties:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 

Performs general labor outdoors (e.g., shovels snow, loads and unloads trucks, mows grass, cuts weeds, hauls trash, repairs fences, digs holes and ditches); may plant, seed, sod, and apply fertilizer to grounds; may apply pesticides under supervision of licensed applicator.

Performs general labor indoors (e.g., moves furniture, sets up chairs, tables, stages, and platforms); performs custodial duties (e.g., sweeps, mops, and waxes floors, cleans windows and walls).

Operates a variety of equipment (e.g., snow throwers, floor buffers, tee mowers, garden tractors, green mowers, etc.).

May perform minor repairs on equipment; may sharpen mower blades.

May drive vehicle to pick up and deliver equipment or materials.

Assists skilled tradespersons and other workers as required.

May train and direct student employees in proper work methods and procedures; may participate in training new employees.

Performs related duties as required.

Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:


Minimum Qualifications:



Valid Ohio driver's license with safe driving record, if required by position.

Knowledge Of:


Skill In:


Ability To:

Demonstrate physical dexterity and lift 100 pounds
Operate grounds maintenance and custodial equipment (e.g., mower, garden tractor, snow thrower, floor buffer, etc.)
Use hand and power tools
Read (e.g., work orders, labels), write (e.g., repair requests), and accurately follow oral and written instructions
Apply appropriate safety practices

Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:



Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

Exposed to variable temperatures and weather conditions, dirt, dust, chemicals, loud equipment noise, odors, and potentially dangerous equipment (e.g., mower, chain saw); requires considerable physical exertion to include frequent lifting of up to 50 pounds (e.g., boxes, furniture, fertilizer and grass seed bags), occasional lifting of up to 100 pounds (e.g., rotary tiller), and extended periods of kneeling, stooping, standing, and walking; may work varied hours and shifts to include occasional early mornings and evenings, weekends, and holidays; may require on- and off-campus travel.

Working Schedule:

This is a temporary opening lasting four (4) months or less; approximate begin date will be June 4, 2018 through October 4, 2018. The hours will be Monday through Wednesday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; however, the schedule is subject to change to meet departmental needs.

Additional Information:

 This position is necessary to help with summer work for parking services/maintenance.  Striping parking lots, moving parking meters as needed, etc. 

Must pass a security check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.


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