Group Leader Maintenance Worker/Horticulture - Building & Grounds

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey
Work Type: Full Time
FTE: 1.0
Shift: Day
Hours: varied


Responsible to assign, assist, instruct and check the work of Maintenance Worker General B employees and other assigned staff in landscape and grounds keeping duties while adhering to departmental/organizational standards as well as incorporating best practices, procedures and techniques of the landscaping and grounds keeping professionals. Assign and assist with snow removal activities as required. Perform all campus landscaping and grounds keeping duties to provide a safe, environmentally responsible and pleasing campus environment.


High School Diploma or equivalent required. 
Associate's Degree in urban forestry, horticulture, arboriculture or a closely related field and one (1) year of related experience or minimum two (2) years of demonstrated commercial/institutional experience and knowledge related to ability to use various tools, best practices, terminology and safety precautions of the landscaping and grounds keeping field required. 
Two (2) years in a lead role with prior experience training others in related field/equipment/tools/best practices required. Must have and must maintain a valid drivers license and provide an MVR annually. 
Requires a Pesticide Applicators License category core & #23.
Standard test in horticulture knowledge and equipment operations will be administered. A minimum score of 75% must be achieved. This test will include driving a 16' to 24' truck, operation of various landscape/lawn care equipment, and operation of a skid loader.


Previous supervisory experience preferred

If chosen for this position, you may required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

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Union: Teamsters Local 776