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Job Req ID:  95836

Grounds/Utility Worker

Facilities Management is seeking a Grounds/Utility Worker who performs a variety of physical work such as maintaining grounds, and transporting furniture, equipment, and various building materials. This role assists more skilled maintenance workers in the performance of their job as needed.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs grounds keeping duties such as digging ditches, removing trash, sweeping walkways, removing snow and ice, raking leaves, mowing lawns, trimming shrubs and hedges, and weeding flower beds.
  • Moves furniture and equipment.
  • Transports materials, supplies, and tools such as brick, pipe, cement, lumber, and wire to and from work area for more skilled maintenance workers.
  • Assists other maintenance workers at their work when necessary such as to support heavy work materials while work is in progress, holding and steadying large tools and maintenance equipment, fetching, handing, or holding tools, materials, and supplies.
  • Observes all safety precautions and uses equipment properly to avoid harming self and others, and damaging property.
  • Maintains equipment and work area in clean and orderly condition. May be required to be available to work 24 hour calls.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


NOTE: Schedule - Monday - Friday, 6:00 A.M - 2:30 P.M


This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred; significant related experience/training may substitute.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • One or more years of experience preferred.


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to lift, carry or otherwise move and position objects and materials weighing up to 50 lbs. On an infrequent basis, may need to lift up to 80 lbs.
  • Ability to stand, walk or otherwise move about campus on a continuous basis.
  • Ability to ascend/descend ladders periodically to perform landscape maintenance.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Familiarity with the tools, equipment, and materials used by more skilled maintenance workers they assist.
  • Ability to read and write in order to read work orders and to complete records, maintenance schedules, and so forth.
  • Ability to interact and/or work with faculty, students, staff, and visitors in a respectful and courteous manner.


This is a Bargaining Unit position. All newly hired employees in Bargaining Unit positions shall be considered “probationary” employees until completion of 90 calendar days of employment. These employees shall become members of the Bargaining Unit if this employment continues beyond four months. The university will notify the employees’ union. Bargaining Unit employees shall become eligible for benefits upon completion of their probationary period.






Classified Title: BU Grounds/Utility Worker 
Working Title: Grounds/Utility Worker   
Role/Level/Range: SEMSKIL5/03/BU  
Starting Salary Range: $16.39 hour, increases to $19.61 after 12 months 
Employee group: Casual status with full-time schedule during 90 day probationary period. 40 hour work week from start date.  
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 6:00 A.M - 2:30 P.M 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001054-Maintenance 
Personnel area: School of Public Health 


Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.


Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.


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