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TENNESSEE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
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EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED
2725 Island Home Boulevard
Knoxville, Tennessee  37920

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
GROUNDS WORKER 1 NE

SUMMARY:
Under general supervision, performs grounds maintenance work of routine difficulty; and performs building maintenance work as required by the supervisors.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES: (other duties discussed at interview)
  1. Mows grass, uses trimmers/leaf blowers, trims shrubs and trees (non-detailed)
  2. Cleans and makes minor repairs to streets/sidewalks/parking lots, etc.
  3. Utilizes a variety of tools and equipment, both motorized and non-motorized.
  4. Will perform building maintenance work as required by the supervisors.
  5. Will perform minor maintenance on equipment.
  6. Will operate a pick-up truck, Cushman, and other state owned vehicles both on and off campus. A VALID TN DRIVER'S LICENSE IS REQUIRED.
  7. Will keep simple records and make routine reports to supervisor either verbally or in writing.
  8. As part of your duties, you may be required to mentor a TSD student in the TSD Work Based Learning Program.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A valid State of Tennessee License is required when driving on campus either in a state vehicle or a personal vehicle. The applicant selected for this position will be fingerprinted and required to pass a TBI/FBI background check. In addition, background checks will be conducted through the Tennessee Registry of Sexual Offenses, the Tennessee Registry of Abuses, and the Tennessee Child Protective Services Background Check.
 
Some knowledge of grounds maintenance work. Also, required is some knowledge of reading, writing, and math - sufficient to read memos and instruction manuals, mix chemicals, etc., and the ability to perform building maintenance work as required by the supervisors. Applicants must become proficient in sign language at the level established for this position within the Tennessee School for the Deaf Sign Communication Program as demonstrated by an appropriate assessment tool. Training will be provided.
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Experience equivalent to one year of full-time labor/trades work that includes some routine maintenance work.
 
STARTING SALARY/BENEFITS: $1,620 - $2,590 monthly for 12 months. The state makes available to the employee: medical insurance, retirement (401K availability), annual and sick leave.

APPLY TO:
Oliver Lang
2725 Island Home Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37920

The Tennessee School for the Deaf is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer.

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