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Groundskeeper Open Pool

Apply now Job no: 500931
Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: University Staff, Open Application Pool

UWO is now offering sign-on bonuses for new Custodial and Grounds Employees!

Recruitment Bonus of $1,000 ($500 for part-time) will be awarded after successful completion of 180-day Probation Period (6 months)!

Retention Bonus of $1,000 ($500 for part-time) will be awarded after successful completion of 1-year Employment Anniversary!


Official Title: Groundskeeper
Working Title: Groundskeeper
Employment Class: University Staff  
Terms of Appointment: Continuous 
FTE: 1.0
FLSA Status: Non-exempt  
Compensation: $15.00/hour

Oshkosh Department Shift: 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Position Summary: Maintains and landscapes lawns, planting beds, and fields. Inspects grounds to ensure conditions meet institutional grounds keeping stndards.

Must pass a pre-work screen to ensure the ability to perform essential physical functions of the position. Must have a valid WI driver's license and be authorized to drive a university vehicle upon appointment. This position will require a criminal background investigation.

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


Installs, propagates, and maintains the health of new and existing plants and landscape using a variety of vehicles and equipment. 

Constructs lawn and landscaping projects including soil grading, seeding, and sodding.

Identifies and acts to remedy plant diseases and insect damage.

Implements and monitors chemical and fertilizer programs.


Ability to perform manual labor including lifting up to 50 pounds, bending, stooping, twisting and other motions for extended periods of time with or without reasonable accommodation.

High school diploma or equivalent.

Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Work experience operating grounds equipment (riding mowers, tractors, small engine equipment and snow plowing equipment).

Hands on experience maintaining woody and herbaceous plants.  

Work experience regarding snow and ice control methods, materials, equipment.                                                                      

Safety considerations / precautions and occupational hazards related to grounds maintenance and equipment operation. 

Ability to work independently and as a member of the Grounds crew team responsible for University grounds care and maintenance. 

Employees are expected to be flexible in the performance of their job functions and to communicate openly with supervisors and co-workers, other departments and University staff. 

Application Deadline: Review of files will begin immediately and continue until position is filled 
How to Apply: Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application: 

Resume and contact information for three professional references 


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

In order to keep our open pools up-to-date with interested applicants, this pool will hold your application until . At that time, we will open a new pool and you will be notified. 


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.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)
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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