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North Carolina Agriculture & Technical State Unive Groundsworker in Greensboro, North Carolina


Groundsworker is primarily responsible for planting, mulching, fertilizing, mowing, spraying, pruning, edging, trimming trees, plants and shrubs, and planting hedges. Duties include applying safety and operational care in using grounds equipment and tools. The incumbent must practice safety techniques; apply grounds keeping and horticulture practices in maintaining orderly landscape of University grounds. The Groundsworker coordinates work assignments as a team leader through the completion of projects; understand oral and written instructions; and is mindful of safety techniques. The incumbent also performs other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:

The Grounds Department provides maintenance and upkeep for the University’s 200 acre campus, 800 acre farm, and other off-campus properties, natural landscape features and the athletic complex. Other services include sanitation (trash collection and removal), grounds maintenance and upkeep, landscaping, moving/hauling, and setting up for special events.

Internal job number: 004166


Some knowledge of cleaning procedures, ability to follow instructions and to perform medium to heavy physical work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Special certification may be required for some of these positions.


High school diploma and/or equivalent At least four (4) years of experience in planting, cultivation, and care of shrubs, trees, plants, and grasses; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of tools, materials, and methods used in grounds maintenance work.

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training and experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

Special Instructions:

You must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application.

Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preference must attach a DD 214 form. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with your application during the process of applying to the job posting. Final candidates are subject to criminal and sex offender background checks.

North Carolina A&T State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

North Carolina A&T State University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. No one who applies or seeks employment will be denied admission to or employment at North Carolina A&T State University on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or sexual orientation and sexual identity.

Job Closing Date: 01/29/2021