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Groundskeeper, Sr

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The electronic application is the *official* document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.

Department Contact

Department Contact Information

Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position

Department Contact Name Aaron Scott
Department Contact Phone 575-985-2292
Department Contact Email

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number 1700405S
Classification Title Groundskeeper,Sr
Position Job Title Groundskeeper, Sr
College/Division Agricultural Experiment Station
Department 317600-Ag Science Ctr at Clovis
Position Number 719662
Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants
Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.00
Reports To Position Title Mgr, Farm Ranch
Target Hourly/Salary Rate 10.10
Pay Level 03
Pay Base Hourly
Recruitment Summary


New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Maintain grounds and buildings and to support the research efforts

Required Education


Required Experience

Three (3) years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.

Classification Summary

Under general supervision, leads a crew of groundskeepers in the maintenance of grounds and grounds construction activities.

Classification Standard Duties

Plans, projects and schedules grounds crew activities over short and long-range periods and assigns priorities for their completion. Reviews projects for structural and operational safety. Prepares and maintains records and reports. Coordinates periodically with supervisor and receives guidance as to desired standards or quality of service provided. Ensures subordinates compliance with established safety guidelines. May operate various snow removal equipment.


Knowledge of equipment, tools and procedures of grounds construction and maintenance. Knowledge of techniques of planting and maintaining plants, trees and shrubs suited to the area location.


Skill in operating grounds maintenance and grounds construction equipment.


Ability to effectively communicate.

Equivalency Any equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience as approved by Human Resource Services.
Preferred Qualifications
Required Certification/License
Special Requirements
Other Departmental Requirements
Standard Work Schedule Shift: Other Shift
If not a Standard Work Schedule, please describe

M-F 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
May work some nights, weekends, and holidays.

Physical Work Location State NM-New Mexico
Physical Work Location County, if in New Mexico CR-Curry
Work Site 2346State Road 288, Clovis, NM
Contingent Upon Funding Contingent upon funding
Bargaining Unit Eligible Posting Announcement Statement This is a bargaining unit position with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
Tenure Track
Posting Date 08/18/2017
Closing Date 12/06/2017
Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional)
Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

The electronic application is the official document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.

Quicklink for Posting

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Environment Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
Physical Effort Considerable physical activity. Physical work is a primary part (more than 70%) of the job.
Lifting Requirements Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds.
Risk Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you become aware of this position opening?
    • NMSU Website
    • Las Cruces Sun News/El Paso Times
    • Albuquerque Journal
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • New Mexico Department of Labor
    • Other (If other please answer next question)
  2. If you became aware of this posting from another source, please describe?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you meet the minimum requirements of this position? (Student and/or volunteer work time does not count towards experience)
    • Yes, I have a High School Diploma or GED plus 3 years of related experience
    • Yes, I have an Associate Degree plus one year of related experience
    • Yes, I have a Bachelors Degree or higher level education
    • No, I do not meet the requirements of this position
  4. * Are you aware that this position is located in Clovis,NM?
    • Yes, I understand this position is located in Clovis, NM and I am still interested.
    • No, I am no longer interested in the position.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document