Crew Leader (Grounds, Events, Snow Removal, and Recycling)

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Facilities

Supervises one of three grounds crews comprised of approximately six Groundskeepers. The crew leader is a working supervisor primarily responsible for scheduling, supervising, and coordinating campus-wide grounds and general labor support. Specifically, this position is tasked with overseeing the mowing all campus grounds; excluding athletic venues, coordinating major outdoor event set ups (commencement, concerts, reunion, etc.). Supervises and trains assigned staff in the proper performance of their duties. Coordinates work with other Crew Leaders, the Operations Area Managers, other Facilities supervisors, and others on campus to meet the customers’ needs. Monitors and inspects work to ensure conformance to standards. This position reports to Grounds Manager.

Job Duties:
• Responsible for supporting campus-wide grounds and labor requirements, with a focus on grass cutting, event setups, furniture and equipment relocation, snow removal, recycling, and assisting with bulk supply ordering, tool inventory, work order processing, and special programs as designated by the Grounds Manager,
• Determines work and resource requirements and develops recurring and seasonal work schedules. Prioritizes and assigns work so as to ensure that work assignments are equitable. Communicates and coordinates schedules with others.
• Supervises and provides direction to staff including, but not limited to, assigning work, providing technical direction, preparing and delivering annual performance reviews, performance standards and University and department policies, procedures and regulations
Conducts periodic check of storage areas, supplies and equipment.
• Reports all problems, damages, stolen or missing items, and coordinates repair or replacement.
• Under the guidance of Grounds Manager compiles bill of materials for new work and repairs, and orders needed materials and supplies for ongoing work, as well as to maintain working levels for routine repairs,
• Sets and demonstrates performance standards. Inspects work area to ensure performance standards are met. Reviews, analyzes and changes procedures when appropriate.
• Recommends appropriate work methods, tool and equipment use, rule changes, working conditions,
• Assesses training needs and conducts required training to assure individual and team proficiency. Conducts recurring training for safety, maintains Safety Data Sheets (SDS), ensures that work is performed safely and that equipment is properly maintained and operated in accordance with appropriate safety procedures. Recommends training topics and assists others in conducting training.
• Responsible for appearance, cleanliness and improvement of the University campus, including checking for safety and fire violations and reporting all personnel accidents.
• Communicates effectively, and interacts with students, visitors, contractors, vendors, and other University staffs.
• Works independently on assigned projects with minimal supervision. Supervises a crew of Groundskeepers.
• Adheres to OSHA standards, employs safe practices, and follows safety policies/procedures. Uses PPE in a safe manner, sets examples for others, notifies supervisor of potential hazards, and demonstrates good housekeeping habits.
• Supports and promotes the University’s sustainability efforts.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
● A high school diploma or equivalent.
● At least three years working as a ground’s laborer, with experience operating related equipment,
● Demonstrated knowledge of grounds maintenance functions.
● Demonstrated ability to supervise and provide leadership and guidance to a crew
● Familiarity and experience with the tools and equipment used in the performance of this position. A proven record of following safe practices, and an understanding of maintenance procedures and the ability to evaluate equipment.
● Experience operating a variety of manual/motor powered tools, and grounds equipment, and the demonstrated ability to train staff on the proper use of such items. Demonstrated ability to understand oral and written instructions, and to perform basic math calculations.
● Proven ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
● Valid driver's license and a safe driving record for the past three years.
● Basic computer skills
● Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

Other Requirements:
● A post offer criminal background and driving record check, and drug screening will be conducted.
● This position is classified as part of essential services. Individual is required to report to work even if campus has a delayed opening, early closing, or is closed, unless instructed otherwise by a supervisor or when the individual has concerns related to their personal safety.
● Must work overtime when emergencies exist, or when special programs require it.

Preferred Qualifications:
● Supervisory experience is highly desired.
● CDL license

Physical Demands:
● Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 75 pounds unassisted.
● Daily exposure to dust, dirt, weather and temperature changes.
● Position works primarily outdoors but occasionally indoors.
● Must be able walk around campus, climb stairs, ladders, walkways, and elevated areas.
● Must use proper safety equipment for hearing, head, eye, feet, hand, and body protection.

Work Type: 
This is a full-time, year round, benefits eligible position.

This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.

Salary Range:
This is a Staff Non-exempt position with a hiring range of $22.22-27.78 (NE12). The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.


Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to):
- flexible scheduling options determined by role; 
- medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options
- an outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
- generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!)
- full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods.
- a comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives
- a myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card 

To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community.  We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings.  We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.


About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 60 majors and 70 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,700 undergraduate and 30 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors on scholarly and artistic projects.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its undergraduate students. Student life is vibrant with about 200 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletics teams, a robust arts culture, and a commitment among many of the students to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Lewisburg (pop. 5,700) is located in central Pennsylvania and features beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), a variety of restaurants, shops and boutiques, and the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. It is the seat of Union County, which has about 44,000 residents.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is within a three-hour drive of New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and outstanding opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School consistently ranks among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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