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Type: Full-time
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Staff


Overview: Quinnipiac University invites applications for the position of Groundskeeper, to be responsible for performing semi-skilled grounds maintenance work on Quinnipiac University grounds and property and custodial work.

About Quinnipiac:

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 6,800 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in more than 140 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Computing and Engineering, Education, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and the College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report's America's "Best Colleges" issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in The Princeton Review's "The Best 387 Colleges." Quinnipiac has been named a "Great College to Work For" as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. Please visit for more information. An education at Quinnipiac embodies the university's commitment to preparing graduates for 21st-century careers and citizenship, creating an inclusive, excellence-driven community, nurturing and positively impacting internal, local and global communities, and fostering lifelong connections and success. The university believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The university's innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.


  • Must have knowledge of grounds maintenance including but not limited to, fertilizing, weed control,      planting and pruning and general custodial duties.
  • Must be able to perform a variety of semi-skilled Groundskeeper-Custodial duties on his/her own, such as, minor irrigation repair, minor maintenance to small motorized equipment, erecting staging,            operating power mowers, tractors/mowers, snow blowers, and other grounds keeping equipment.       
  • Must drive trucks, buses, forklifts, and other motorized equipment, which may include emergency        fill-in for a Mechanic I on snow removal.
  • Groundskeepers may be called for emergencies as required, including snow removal.
  • May supervise custodians and/or students assigned as Groundskeeper helpers.


  • Must have a valid CT driver's license.
  • Prior experience in grounds maintenance as described above.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Special Instructions to Applicants:


Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references on the application form.

  • This position requires successful completion of a physical demands exam, drug screening, and background check.
  • The physical demands exam includes but is not limited to lifting up to 50 lbs., push/pull, and climbing.
  • Please note this is a union position with an hourly rate of $30.46.
  • The hours for this position are 7:30am to 4:00pm. Shifts could include weekends.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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