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Classification Description

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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Manager, Facilities/Grounds

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3906

UW Job Family: 3B

SOC Code: 37-1012

Pay Grade: 20

Date: July 01, 2004

Job Purpose:

Coordinates and supervises maintenance work performed for designated facilities and grounds; schedules and coordinates set ups for events.

Minimum Qualifications


Associate's Degree in a related field


4 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

  • Some positions may require a Wyoming Department of Agriculture Commercial Pesticide Applicator's license
  • Valid commercial driver's license

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Basic, routine and advanced construction drawings, blueprints, sketches, diagrams, and specifications.
  • The occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
  • Current trade methods, materials and equipment.
  • Applicable university, state and federal regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Budgeting, cost estimating, fiscal management principles and procedures.
  • Building and facilities maintenance, safety and security.
  • Grounds maintenance and turf equipment operations.
  • Horticulture methods and materials.
  • Horticultural practices and plant taxonomy.
  • Plant, soil, and insect diseases and control.
  • Pest management principles, techniques, agents, and equipment.
  • Federal, state, and local regulations, guidelines, and standards pertaining to pest management.
  • Safe handling, mixing, application procedures, and storage of herbicide, pesticide and chemical preparations.
  • Applicable safety procedures.
  • Staff hiring procedures.
  • Management principles and practices.
  • Employee development and performance management processes and procedures.
  • Project management principles, practices, techniques, and tools.
  • Methods and requirements for the presentation of large-scale public events.
  • Technical event arrangement requirements including sound and lighting systems, or other specialized equipment.
  • Setup and marking of athletic fields including painting and turf preparation methods, procedures and techniques.
  • Mountain West Conference and NCAA regulations and standards regarding the setup and marking of athletic fields.
  • Advanced athletic field maintenance procedures, techniques, and standards.
  • Customer service standards and procedures.
  • Supplies and equipment ordering and inventory control.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Read, interpret, and work from advanced sketches, blueprints, specifications, and construction drawings.
  • Read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Maintain effective supervisory relationships.
  • Make effective decisions impacting projects.
  • Determine labor, equipment, and material costs on projects.
  • Manage projects to meet multiple and potentially conflicting timelines.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Organize resources and establish priorities.
  • Develop, plan, and implement short and long-range goals.
  • Consult with campus population regarding the application of herbicides, pesticides and chemical preparations.
  • Maintain thorough and accurate records.
  • Use hand and power tools applicable to the trade, including drive motor vehicles.
  • Perform grounds maintenance tasks.
  • Recognize plant diseases and insect infestations.
  • Safely and efficiently operate, maintain, and repair equipment, machinery, and tools.
  • Safely apply herbicide, pesticide and chemical preparations.
  • Interpret and complete landscape plans.
  • Supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work.
  • Schedule events and/or facilities usage.
  • Paint athletic fields to Mountain West Conference and NCAA regulations and standards.
  • Determine and coordinate staffing needs for regularly scheduled, emergency and special events.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Coordinate and supervise all maintenance and facilities/grounds operations work for assigned area including pesticide application.
Coordinate and supervise setup, tear down and clean up of events held at assigned University facilities and grounds.
Interact with University personnel, private contractors, individuals, and city organizations relative to use, setup and maintenance of facilities and grounds.
Set work schedules for support staff; provide or schedule training on appropriate safety issues.
Create and manage expenditure and revenue budget.
Develop short- and long-range planning for equipment repair and replacement, construction, and preventative maintenance.
Recommend hiring; train, counsel, supervise, and evaluate work performance of support staff.

Supplemental Functions:

Attend and participate in related conferences as assigned or deemed appropriate.

Working Conditions:

Various in/out door environments; regular exposure to chemical and biological hazardous materials or conditions; occasional exposure to fumes, odors, noise, dust, mechanical or electrical hazards; occasional exposure to changes in temperature in conjunction with maintenance of facilities/grounds and set up of events; occasionally works in confined or high spaces.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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