East Carolina University   GREENVILLE, NC   Full-time     Management
Posted on November 10, 2022
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East Carolina University

Grounds Supervisor / Campus Arborist
Vacancy #: 904835
Anticipated Hiring Range: $36,390-$55,009
Closing Date:  12/05/2022

Organizational Unit Overview
Facilities Services is a unit in Campus Operations Division, which is a part of a broad, diverse division of Administration and Finance that includes all aspects of facilities management at East Carolina University. East Carolina University is the third largest university in the University of North Carolina system with approximately 28,000 FTS and a staff of over 6,000. The university is comprised of more than 7 million square feet of facilities located on approximately 1400 acres with physical assets in excess of $1.5 billion. This includes the Main, Health Sciences, and West Research Campuses, and satellite locations throughout North Carolina associated with university programs. Facilities Services has an annual budget in excess of $30 million and employs approximately 500 FTE. Major functions include facilities maintenance and housekeeping services.


Facilities Services primary purpose is to plan and perform corrective and preventive maintenance functions on all building structures and equipment and utility infrastructure. Corrective maintenance returns equipment to optimal design performance after failure or upon degradation from age, adverse operation conditions, etc. Preventive maintenance minimizes equipment failures and reduces corrective maintenance.


Job Duties
The primary purpose of this position is to supervise the grounds beautification and maintenance at East Carolina University and develop into the Campus Arborist. This position is responsible for full-time supervision of eleven employees as well as management of the entire grounds staff on special events, i.e.: home football games, commencements, move-in weekend, etc. Other management duties include: supervision of lawn, shrub and tree maintenance; pest management; equipment operations; calculating fertilizer applications; irrigation design, installation and repair; management of budget; storm drainage installation and repair; management of roads, walks and drives; employee time keeping; purchase equipment, materials and supplies; and coordination with other facilities employees, academic departments, athletics, students, staff and faculty.


Minimum Education/Experience
High School diploma or equivalency and one year of experience in the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Some positions may require certification or eligibility for certification.


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Graduation from high school and demonstrated possession of knowledge, skills, and abilities gained through at least four years of grounds supervisory experience at a large institution or practice; or completion of a two-year degree in horticulture, turf management or related field with two years of experience as described above; or graduation from a four-year college or university with a horticulture, turf management or related degree; or an equivalent combination of training and experience; ISA certified arborist credential: pesticide license or ability to obtain in a six month period.


License or Certification required by the Department
Valid NC Driver’s License


Special Instructions to Applicant

  • Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.
  • If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).
  • Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.


Application Types Accepted
Applications must be received in the Department of Human Resources by the closing date of 12/05/2022 to be considered.  Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 904835 to ECU Human Resources at


East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 


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