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Building & Grounds Manager

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Non-Instructional Academic Staff

Official Title: Building & Grounds Manager
Business Title: Environmental Services Manager
Employment Class: Non-Instructional Academic Staff
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: $63,600-$80,000
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: Fixed Term-renewable
Position Summary:

Plans and oversees the environmental service operations at the Oshkosh campus to meet the needs of the university, its employees, and visitors.

Occasional weekend and evening work may be required. Must have a valid WI driver’s license and be authorized to drive a university vehicle upon appointment. A criminal background investigation is required. Must pass a pre-work screen to ensure the ability to perform essential physical functions of the position.

UW Oshkosh provides a competitive benefits package for all benefit-eligible positions. Click here for more details.

  • Implements and evaluates existing strategies and objectives for environmental services operations and makes recommendations to unit leadership for program or function enhancement
  • Identifies, proposes, and implements new or revised unit operational policies and procedures
  • Directs day-to-day operations of the unit to provide technical advice, problem solving assistance, and unit goals and policy interpretation
  • Schedules logistics and secures resources for program activities across multiple work units to ensure optimum efficiency and compliance with appropriate policies, procedures, and specifications
  • Prepares periodic reports and financial statements, and records progress, status, or other special reports for leadership or external agencies
  • Monitors the unit budget and approves unit expenditures
  • Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of employees
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Prior supervisor experience
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Experience in all aspects of custodial work including but not limited to chemical use, safety, equipment, methods, and practices of custodial maintenance.
  • Working knowledge of procedures, methods, materials, and equipment used in large scale custodial and grounds maintenance.
  • Experience in all aspects of grounds work including but not limited to chemical use, safety, equipment, methods, and practices of ground maintenance.
  • Customer service experience, effective communication skills, both orally and in writing to interact with a diverse campus community to assign, inspect and instruct employees, gather, and disseminate information, promote teamwork and cooperation.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • 5 years or more of supervisory experience in the environmental services field.
  • Knowledgeable in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel programs.
  • Experience with CMMS and electronic work order systems.
  • Work experience in a college or university setting.
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Cover letter, resume, contact information for 3 professional references.

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by Sunday, November 20th are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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For the UWO Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWO Police Department, at (920) 424-1212 for a paper copy.


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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or