Grounds Worker

University of Saskatchewan

The College of Saskatchewan is without doubt one of the prime research-intensive universities in Canada.  Guided by our College Plan: The College the World Wants, we work collectively throughout disciplines and with our communities to search out artistic options to essentially the most urgent international challenges.  The primary campus additionally homes our campus companions such because the Royal College Hospital, Jim Pattison Youngsters’s Hospital, Nationwide Analysis Council, and others.  The full constructing space is 8.1 million sq. ft (754,000 sq. meters) throughout 766 hectares of land.

The Services staff is comprised of over 300 trades personnel and repair employees that present trusted providers and stewardship in assist of instructing, studying, and discovery.  This staff is answerable for operations, upkeep, service, utilities distribution, and buyer assist.  The Services Crew Constitution describes the aim, imaginative and prescient, and values that in flip assist the campus group.

Major Function: To make use of technical experience to coordinate and full duties related to the operations and upkeep of USask campus grounds and carry out a wide range of transferring providers.

Nature of Work: Reporting to the Supervisor, Municipal Providers, with day-to-day supervision offered by Assistant Supervisor, Services, the incumbent is answerable for snow elimination and hauling within the fall and winter months, all grounds-related actions in spring and summer time and the graceful supply of supplies/gear. The incumbent shall be educated in and accountable for the protected and environment friendly operations of apparatus by guaranteeing protected work practices, insurance policies, and regulatory procedures are adopted. The incumbent will work below variable circumstances, indoors, in addition to outdoor in all sorts of climate (sizzling, moist, and chilly).  It’s anticipated that the incumbent will provide their very own outer put on apart from uniforms, that are to be offered. The place requires a reasonable to heavy bodily labour, together with however not restricted to heavy lifting as much as 50 lbs, frequent strolling, extended standing, and publicity to excessive climate, chemical substances, pollen, fumes, and so forth. which can be typical of an out of doors atmosphere. This place may match alone or collaboratively in a staff atmosphere. Shifts and schedules could also be adjusted as operational wants require (evenings and weekends). 

Typical Duties or Accountabilities: Relying on seasonal workloads duties might embrace working varied gear for snow clearing, shoveling snow, chipping icy areas throughout campus, sweeping of laborious and delicate panorama areas, operation of assorted hand instruments, mowers, raking, weeding, watering, and again pack blowing, gathering and elimination of litter. Help with all waste and recycling applications throughout campus., Act as a consultant of Services by selling and sustaining glorious buyer relations whereas coping with, exterior shoppers and members of the campus group. Different duties as assigned.

Training: Grade 12 Training, Possession of a acknowledged, two-year, post-secondary diploma in horticulture together with turf administration programs is an asset.  An equal mixture of coaching and expertise could also be thought of.

Licenses: Should maintain and keep a legitimate Saskatchewan driver’s license and an appropriate driving document.  A sound Saskatchewan Class 3A driver’s license is an asset.

Expertise: Minimal 2 years of present expertise with grounds-related operations and upkeep duties. Demonstrated data of ordinary strategies, supplies, cellular gear, and instruments utilized in panorama and athletic fields. Demonstrated data of typical upkeep necessities for a multi-use out of doors athletic facility is important.

Expertise: Bodily skill to carry out heavy handbook labour in various weather conditions; educated with tendering operations of prairie hardy bushes, shrubs, flowers, and grasses, efficient interpersonal and communication abilities; skill to work independently in addition to with others; protected work practices and habits; efficient time administration abilities; and the demonstrated skill to function varied items of apparatus related to panorama development, upkeep and transferring. Accustomed to present landscaping tendencies and comfy with studying landscaping and underground utility maps. Possess sound trouble-shooting and diagnostic abilities; skill to work on a number of initiatives with competing calls for to satisfy deadlines.

Division: Grounds


Employment Group:
CUPE 1975

Monday to Friday, 6:00am-2:30pm

Full Time Equal (FTE):

The wage vary, primarily based on 1.0 FTE, is $21.55 – 25.13 per hour. The beginning wage shall be commensurate with schooling and expertise.

Wage Household (if relevant):
Facility Providers

Wage Part/Band:
Part 3

Posted Date:

Closing Date:
11/28/2023 at 6:00 pm CST
Variety of Openings:
Work Location: On Campus

The profitable applicant shall be required to supply the next present verification(s) the place ‘Sure’ is indicated under. Additional data is obtainable at:

Legal File Verify: Sure
Driver’s License and Summary Verify: Sure
Training/Credential Verification: Not Relevant
Susceptible Sector Verify: Not Relevant

The College is dedicated to employment fairness, variety, and inclusion, and are proud to assist profession alternatives for Indigenous peoples to replicate the group we serve. We’re devoted to recruiting people who will enrich our work and studying environments. All certified candidates are inspired to use; nevertheless, in accordance with Canadian immigration necessities, Canadian residents and everlasting residents shall be given precedence. We’re dedicated to offering lodging to these with a incapacity or medical necessity. When you require an lodging to take part within the recruitment course of, please notify us and we’ll work collectively on the lodging request. We proceed to develop our partnerships with Indigenous communities throughout the province, nationally, and internationally and worth the distinctive perspective that Indigenous workers present to strengthen these relationships. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship on the College of Saskatchewan is led and decided by the deybwewin taapwaywin tapwewin: Indigenous Fact coverage and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the coverage. Profitable candidates that assert Indigenous membership/citizenship shall be requested to finish the verification strategy of Indigenous membership/citizenship with documentation. The College of Saskatchewan’s major campus is located on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with each other. Collectively, we’re uplifting Indigenization to a spot of prominence on the College of Saskatchewan.

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