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Penn State Health Groundskeeper Landscape A - Facilities Buildings & Grounds in Hershey, Pennsylvania

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Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Varied

Hours: varied


This position is responsible to provide advanced services to maintain the campus exterior, grounds and landscapes.


High School Diploma or GED required.

2 years of commercial/institutional horticulture experience required.

Valid PA Certified Public Pesticide Applicator License Cat 23 + Core, or be able obtain within 6 months of hire, required.

Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and provide an MVR annually.

Prior experience proficiently operating various landscape/lawn care equipment, construction equipment, various size trucks/trailers, and tractors with manual and automatic transmissions.

Minimum 2 years of prior experience plowing snow with trucks and grounds equipment required.

Prior experience proficiently operating a skid loader required.

Prior experience operating various lift trucks required.

Test in horticulture knowledge and equipment maintenance operations will be administered.

A minimum score of 75% must be achieved on a written and a skills (hands on) test. This test will include but will not be limited to: driving a 16’ to 24’ truck, operation of various landscape/lawn care equipment and tools, and operation of a skid loader.

Must be able to read, comprehend and follow verbal and written instructions.

Ability to effectively communicate and practice excellent customer service.

If chosen for this position, you may required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, martial status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, email or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF ( for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: Teamsters Local 776

Position Groundskeeper Landscape A - Facilities Buildings & GroundsLocation US:PA:HersheyReq ID 11691