Standard Job Description

A standard job description describes work at a high level and connects UW job titles to similar job titles in the market. It is a general set of responsibilities, without regard to any specific employee, that describes the work an employee performs and their role and impact to the organization.

Salary information for jobs outside of salary ranges 15-35 is located on the UW System Compensation Appendices webpage.

Title Details
Job TitleGroundskeeper
Job CodeFP026
Scaled JobNo
Salary Grade15
Family NameFacilities and Capital Planning
Sub Family NameGrounds Operations
Job Overview
Job SummaryMaintains and landscapes lawns, planting beds, fields, and golf course groups. Inspects grounds and courses to ensure conditions meet institutional grounds keeping standards.
Job Responsibilities
  • 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
  • Maintains clean and clear lawns, walkways, roadways, and parking lots to ensure they are free of debris, litter, snow, and ice
Additional Information
Employee CategoryUniversity Staff (CP, CJ, CL)
Supervision RequiredNo
FLSA ExemptNon-Exempt
Education*H.S. Diploma - Preferred Minimum

*All preferred education can be fulfilled with comparable experience, unless education is listed as required for the job.

Scaled Jobs in the Library

The title and salary structure continues the idea of creating additional job titles for some jobs found systemwide or university-wide based on a small, medium, and large designation. We call this scaling. If there is a scaled job available, universities should choose that job for their employees.

  • Scaling is not title progression.
  • Scaling is a type of further refining the market pricing for a job.
  • For example,

    Title

    TTC Title

    ASSOC DIR, ATHL/L

    Athletics Assoc Dir

    ASSOC DIR, ATHL/M

    Athletics Assoc Dir (B)

    ASSOC DIR, ATHL/S

    Athletics Assoc Dir (C)

Key

Institution Scale
System A – no ( )
Milwaukee A – no ( )
Eau Claire (B)
La Crosse (B)
Oshkosh (B)
Platteville (B)
Stevens Point (B)
Stout (B)
Whitewater (B)
Green Bay (C)
River Falls (C)
Parkside (C)
Superior (C)

Scale is based on the size and budget of a university.

(Inst)

(Inst) typically designates institution-wide or systemwide scope and a non-institution version of the same job title typically indicates use at a School/College/Division/Department-level.

Minimum Education Requirements

The minimum preferred education represent the systemwide shared minimum elements of each job description. When posting for an open position, universities can add additional requirements or preferences to their specific recruitment.

[updateD September 12, 2022]