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Requisition Number:



Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Classified Staff



Posting Close Date:


Job Summary

The Facilities Management Department at the University of Colorado Boulder is inviting applications for a Groundskeeper. This position performs emergency and routine landscape-oriented tasks for areas associated with the University of Colorado Boulder Research Park, East and South Campus locations.

Who We Are

The Facilities Management department maintains the campus buildings and grounds for the University of Colorado Boulder.  Outdoors Services provides routine and emergency grounds maintenance functions.  This position will specifically provide the above services to the area of the Boulder campus designated as the Research Park, East Campus and South Campus areas.

The University of Colorado – Boulder is one of the top public academic and research institutions in the United States.  Its architecture and grounds are considered to be among the most attractive and progressive in the world.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

The Groundskeeper position exists to perform a large variety of grounds keeping and landscape maintenance tasks including, but not limited to:
  • Mowing lawns, tree trimming, turf and shrub maintenance, annual and perennial bed maintenance.
  • Native area and wetland management, landscape bed renovation and installation.
  • Equipment maintenance.
  • Removing snow/ice from sidewalks and streets, patios, and entrances by varied means.
  • Trash and litter removal and graffiti mitigation.
  • Special event support.

What You Should Know

This position is an “Essential Services” Position. The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures.

This position will work five (5) eight hour days per week, between the hours of 6:00 am and 5:00 pm based on staffing requirements of the department. The work week for this position will be Monday through Friday or Tuesday through Saturday based on the staffing requirements of the department.

What We Can Offer

The anticipated starting salary for this position is $37,668.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be Statements

Be Engaged. Be Groundbreaking. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Must be a current Colorado resident in order to apply
  • One year of grounds care and maintenance, greenhouse, or plant nursery general labor work experience appropriate to the job assignment
  • Must possess a valid State of Colorado driver’s license and pass a criminal and motor vehicle background check 

What You Will Need

• Customer service focus
• Adaptability and flexibility
• Communication and interpersonal skills
• Self-starter
• Attention to detail
• Reliability
• Ability to problem solve and implement effectively
• A team-oriented and collaborative attitude

What We Would Like You To Have

  • One (1) or more years of commercial or public landscape maintenance or installation work experience
  • Experience with noxious weed management
  • Technical training in one or more of the following:  Urban Horticulture, Turf Management, Arboriculture, Nursery Management, and Greenhouse Management (class room and field)
  • One (1) or more years of landscape experience in one or more of the following organizations / industries
  • Golf courses
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Institutional Grounds – Schools, Hospitals, Governmental, Military
  • Private/Corporate Grounds – Estates, Industrial properties, Property management

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 

1. A current resume. Must include date ranges and whether full time or part-time work. 
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 
3. DD-214 for veteran applicants. 
a.Qualified veterans are eligible for veteran’s preference points within the State classified system. If you are a veteran and would like to have your DD214 evaluated to determine your eligibility for preference points, please attach a copy of your DD214 to this posting. If you do not wish to upload a DD214, please email a copy to or send via fax at 303-492-4693 and reference the job to which you are applying.
4. If using the educational substitution for experience: proof of degree or transcripts. 

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by Monday, February 25th for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

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Essential Services

This position is designated “essential services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures. 

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email:

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer