University of Wisconsin–Madison

Jobs at UW

University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 92912-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Athletics, Facilities, Skilled Trades, Maintenance

Position Vacancy ID:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Working Title:

Building & Grounds Superintendent

Official Title:


Hiring Department:




Anticipated Begin Date:

JANUARY 02, 2018


This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $42,167 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and area of specialization:

A bachelor's degree in Agronomy or Horticulture Science or 10-15 years of professional experience in these areas is highly preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Previous successful building maintenance management experience and supervision is required.
In addition, highly qualified applicants will possess: Knowledge of the principles of supervision and effective skills in supervising staff of skilled and semi-skilled employees; Ability to interpret collective bargaining and other work agreements; Ability to plan, prioritize, schedule and supervise multiple jobs; Knowledge of the operation, maintenance, repair and installation of building mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, as well as preventative maintenance; Knowledge of methods, materials, and equipment used in building construction and remodeling; Knowledge of health and safety codes applicable to buildings and grounds; Effective public relations and oral and written communication skills and techniques for maintaining productive working relationships; Administrative management skills including budgeting and planning, cost analysis, purchasing, materials management and resource allocation; Knowledge of federal, state, and municipal buildings and grounds regulations and codes; Knowledge of state and University procurement rules and regulations; Knowledge of NCAA, Big Ten, WCHA, WIAA, and NFL facilities and ground rules and regulations; Experience with records and report systems; and the ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as required by events.

Incumbent must possess and have the ability maintain a valid Wisconsin driver's license and a motor vehicle record that meets UW Risk Management Standards to drive State of Wisconsin owned vehicles.

License or Certificate:


Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Facilities the Building & Grounds Superintendent will be responsible for the maintenance of buildings and playing surfaces for the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. The incumbent will: Supervise a Building & Grounds Supervisor and skilled, semi-skilled maintenance, facility repair and labor staff; Oversee the playing and practice areas for all natural turf and ice areas. Maintain all equipment necessary for maintenance and ice preparation, and natural turf maintenance; Oversee building maintenance operations at Goodman Diamond Softball Complex and the McClimon Track Complex; Coordinate conversions at the Kohl Center, UW Fieldhouse and other athletic department facilities; and coordinate snow handling/removal and ice treatment at all athletic department facilities.

Additional Information:



Jeff Palkowski
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to Applicants:

This is an Academic Staff appointment. Salary will be assigned within the appropriate range, commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package is also included. Anticipated start date on or after January 2, 2018. Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by no later than 11:55 p.m. CST, December 18, 2017. Please complete the online application and attach a letter of application addressing your qualifications and experiences specifically relating to the responsibilities of this position, a comprehensive resume, and contact information for at least three professional references. All application materials will be reviewed by our search committee after the posted deadline. Applicants selected to participate further in the selection process will be notified directly. All applicants will be notified once a final selection has been made and the search has been completed.

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in your online application, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

Additional Link: Full Position Details
  NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required
  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Applications Open: Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Central Standard Time

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Share this: | More

Work type