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Student Worker - Grounds/Horticulture

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Position Information

Working Title Student Worker - Grounds/Horticulture
Department Roads & Grounds
Type of Work Study Institutional, Federal
Building/Office Location MA - Maintenance Building
Work Schedule

TBD – flexible
35 hrs a week during Summer
25 hrs a week during classes

Job Description

Student Employment.

Primary Responsibilities

Assisting Roads & Grounds and/or Horticulture crews with litter control, trash collections, snow removal, lawn care/landscape maintenance, outside cleaning, mulching, weeding, watering and any other duties associated with keeping the outdoor environment aesthetically pleasing to the university community, visitors, and regional community.


Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions – extreme heat, cold, rain, sleet, snow, etc.

Must be able to operate all types of equipment associated with this type of work including, but not limited to, weed eaters, blowers, hand tools (i.e. rakes, shovels, etc.), motorized vehicles including mowers (walk behind and riding), gators, golf carts. etc.

Must possess ability to perform medium to heavy physical exertion as well as occasionally lifting up to 50 pounds or more.

To qualify for this student position, must have completed admission process.

Any other related as assigned by supervisory personnel.

Any candidate offered this position is required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.


Minimum Education High School Diploma
Pay Rate $8.75/hr

Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number 2017857
Job Open Date 09/12/2017
Job Close Date
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Are you a current NKU student or will attend next semester?
    • Yes
    • No
    • No response
  2. Do you have a valid driver's license and are you permitted to drive without restrictions?
    • No Response
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Do you have the ability to perform medium heavy to maximum physical exertion on a regular basis as well as the ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds or more?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. This position requires working in challenging conditions such as heavy lifting and/or exertion, poison ivy, ticks, heat, etc. Do you have an issue working under these conditions?
    • Yes
    • No
    • No Response
  5. Are you able to work in adverse weather conditions, i.e. extreme heat, cold, rain, etc?
    • Yes
    • No
    • No response
  6. Please describe your mowing experience and the equipment you are familiar with.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application