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University of Colorado General Labor I in Colorado Springs, Colorado

General Labor I - 28231 Classified Staff


Applications for this position will be accepted through 12/11/2022.

Candidates are required to submit the following to be considered for this position:

  • Resume, with date ranges, whether it was full or part time, and hours per week worked.

  • DD-214 for veteran applicants.

  • Colorado law requires that candidates for state government jobs be residents of Colorado at the time of application.

  • This is an essential service position (Required to be on duty to perform essential and/or emergency services of the agency without delay and/or interruption).

What We Offer:

  • The salary for this position is $32,196 - $38,988 ($2,683 - $3,249/month)

  • This position has been determined to be eligible for overtime (non-exempt) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

  • The University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers excellent benefits (https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=3661904&targetURL=https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits-wellness/new-employee) , some of which include

  • Medical insurance, with the lowest cost option being $0 to the employee

  • Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance

  • Generous paid vacation and sick time accruals (starting 8 hours of vacation and 6.66 hours of sick accrued per month, prorated if part-time)

  • Mandatory retirement plans. Employees contribute 5% of their annual compensation. CU doubles that and contributes 10%

  • Tuition Assistant Benefit available to you or a dependent

  • Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of employment

  • Off Campus Housing Resources (link: https://offcampushousing.uccs.edu/ (https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=3661904&targetURL=https://offcampushousing.uccs.edu/) )

Work Location: On-site


Envision yourself in a collaborative, inclusive, and innovative work environment that has a deep commitment to position our graduates for success in their professional and personal lives. Visualize applying your energy and skills for an organization that respects and cares about its employees enough to offer some of the best benefits of the industry while encouraging every team member to grow, collaborate, and provide input on how to consistently make the workplace a place people love to work. Imagine working at a college that welcomes everyone — students, faculty, staff, and community members — regardless of their backgrounds, beliefs, or traditions. If what was just described is what you look for in a workplace, welcome to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) (https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=3661904&targetURL=https://www.uccs.edu/) !

The Facilities Services department at UCCS seeks a highly motivated individual for the position of General Laborer I. This position is accountable to the Grounds & Nursery Supervisor. The purpose of this position is to care for campus grounds, do routine equipment maintenance, provide trash pickup throughout the campus, assist with the recycle program, and provide snow removal.

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system (https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=3661904&targetURL=https://www.cu.edu/) and is home to over 9,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS offers 53 undergraduate degree programs, 24 graduate degree programs, and 8 doctoral programs. UCCS is also home to the world's only Bachelor of Innovation TM program, which allows our graduates to master multi-disciplinary skills and graduate ready to create real change in the world. UCCS was recently classified as a "High Research Activity" university by the Carnegie Foundation and takes pride in being the only higher education institution in southern Colorado that explicitly includes research as part of its mission. We have a strong focus in fueling student success by creating, using, and maintaining a multitude of offices – First Year Experience, Excel Centers, Academic Advising, and the Career Center just to name a few. Overall, UCCS is constantly focused of preparing our students to have success in the future, and we understand that every single employee on our campus has a significant effect on that focus.

The city, which was recently ranked as the number two Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report in 2022 (https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=3661904&targetURL=https://realestate.usnews.com/places/rankings/best-places-to-live) , known as Olympic City USA, rests at the base of Pikes Peak, the inspiration for the song "America the Beautiful" and a must-see for residents and visitors alike. The 14,115 foot summit is just one of dozens of area attractions, including scenic trails, museums, parks, a zoo and more. With a mild climate and 247 days of sunshine each year, the Springs boasts some of the state's best recreation opportunities.

The key responsibilities include:

Litter control and trash collection

  • Cleans outdoor campus areas. This includes picking up trash on campus property, clearing all entry ways and walkways of debris, emptying all outside trash and recycle containers.

  • Ensures containers are maintained in proper locations.

  • Wipes down trash/recycle containers, benches, tables and other miscellaneous outdoor related structures.

  • Installs and maintains seasonal umbrellas, repairs as needed.

  • Cleans cigarette urns, polices area around containers removing butts and other trash related items.

  • Cleans interior and exterior surfaces of the bus terminals.

  • Participates in the recycle program, assists in event setups with trash and recycle bin.

  • Identifies safety hazards and corrects issues.

  • Works in a safe manner.

  • Drives department vehicles to support maintenance and landscape processes.

Sign Maintenance

  • Installs and straightens outdoor signs on campus.

  • Repairs/replaces outdoor signage as needed to meet campus standards.

Small equipment / minor vehicle maintenance

  • Participates in the maintenance of equipment which includes campus owned vehicles, gators, trailers, snowplows, edger's, backpack blowers, spreaders and other related equipment.

General and Landscape maintenance

  • Paints outdoor handrails and directional signage as needed.

  • Schedules repairs of broken rails.

  • Installs skateboard stops as needed.

  • Performs minor asphalt patchwork of parking lots and roadways on campus.

  • Performs minor concrete repair of walkways.

  • Assists as requested with landscape preparation and clean up tasks.

  • Operations may include, trenching, digging, moving material and horizontal earthwork.

Snow and Ice control

  • Participates in the removal of snow and ice from campus.

  • Provides sand for roadways and ice melt for walkways.

  • Cleans sidewalks and roadways after seasonal weather event.

  • Operates small and large equipment in support of process.

  • Heavy equipment includes a skid loader, dump truck with plow and other four-wheel drive vehicles.


  • Attends 16 hours of training to increase skills and knowledge

Other Duties as Assigned

  • Work of a similar nature to the other specific duties assigned.

Candidates must understand and comply with the following:

  • Successfully pass a background check

  • Pre-employment Physical: Must be able to push, pull, lift, carry up to 50lbs.

  • Pre-employment Drug Testing

  • Drug Free Workplace

  • Ongoing Functional Capacity Testing

  • Driver's License Requirement

  • Essential Services Designation

  • Required to report without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services to ensure health, safety, and welfare

  • Employee may be expected to work various shifts to include nights, weekends and holidays, depending on the needs of the building or work group

  • Use, Handling, or Exposure to hazardous materials

Job Competencies:

  • Ability to provide good customer service to students, faculty, staff and external customers

  • Ability to prioritize daily assignments so that work can be implemented in a decisive and timely fashion

  • Demonstrated experience effectively working within a diverse population.

  • Abilty to m​​​​ove individual items up to 50 lbs.

  • Ability to follow University policies and saftey guidelines.

  • Accountability

  • Communication

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Job Knowledge

Tentative Search Timeline:

  • Priority date for applications is December 11, 2022 . However, this position will remain open until filled.

  • The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be mid-December 2022 to early January 2023.

  • The potential employee start date is mid-January to early February 2023.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a Colorado resident to apply.

  • Must possess a valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One or more years' experience of progressively responsible grounds care and maintenance, greenhouse, or plant nursery general labor work appropriate to the job in a commercial or education work environment.

  • One or more years' experience in an Essential Personnel role.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk. This position involves climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, handling and fine motor skills. Tasks may involve looking at computer screen continuously for long periods of time. Talking and hearing within normal range. Clarity of vision for 20 feet or more, depth perception and accommodation, and the ability to identify and distinguish colors. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds, and frequently required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. This position may be asked to remove snow and ice when seasonal conditions require it. Working conditions: this position will have exposure to extreme cold, heat, and atmospheric conditions. May have exposure to electrical shock, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Classified Staff positions have specific application requirements: Submit all required documents indicated in this posting. Include a current email address as communication is electronic-based. Failure to complete a timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applications MUST be completed in their entirety, including job title, duties, months and years employed, and hours per week worked as minimum experience is calculated on a 40 hour/week basis. Address qualifications, competencies and preferred qualifications in your application, as these along with previous work experience will be used to assess competencies. Answers will be verified against your application and may be checked with references. False information could lead to your removal from the hiring process. Click here to view Veteran and other General Information regarding Classified Staff positions. (https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=3661904&targetURL=https://www.cu.edu/cu-careers/special-instructions-classified-staff-applicants) Part of, if not the entire, comparative analysis process for this position will involve a review of the information you submit in your application materials by Subject Matter Experts. Therefore, it is essential that in the experience portion of your application material, you describe the extent to which you possess the education, experience, and competencies outlined in the job announcement as well as the required and/or preferred qualifications/competencies and pre-screening questions. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions may affect your status and prevent you from being considered in subsequent measures used to arrive at a top group of applicants. An explanation of your Appeal Rights can be found at https://www.uccs.edu/hr/employment-services/recruitment-search-and-hire/classified-staff . Application Materials Required: Resume/CV Application Materials Instructions: If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or cucareershelp@cu.edu (https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=3661904&targetURL=cucareershelp@cu.edu) . Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact. Applications for this position will be accepted through 12/11/2022. Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at www.cu.edu/cu-careers. Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at https://www.cu.edu/cu-careers (https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=3661904&targetURL=https://www.cu.edu/cu-careers) . A current resume. Must include date ranges to include month and year (mm/yyyy), whether full time or part time, and hours worked per week. DD-214 for veteran applicants.

Job Category : Facilities/Labor,Trades & Crafts

Primary Location : Colorado Springs Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40095 - VCAF-FAC-ADMIN OP

Schedule : Full-time

Posting Date : Nov 22, 2022

Unposting Date : Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Kristy Hignite Posting Contact Email: khignite@uccs.edu (https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=3661904&targetURL=khignite@uccs.edu) Position Number: 00400580

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