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Job Code: 0418
Job Level: 02
Revised Date: 03/18/1998
Job Family: JF 19

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Occupational Summary

Perform semi-skilled duties in operating equipment and perform a variety of manual tasks in maintaining Duke University grounds, gardens, golf course and forest.

Work Performed

Operate riding type power mowers to mow lawns, golf greens, and athletic fields.

Operate roto tiller, power edgers to shape edges of curbs and highways, and power saw to cut trees. Operate stump routers to remove stumps.

Operate truck for picking up trash, leaves and limbs; participate in loading and unloading truck. Operate lining equipment for marking off playing fields and track.

Perform routine maintenance on equipment as required; determine when equipment is in need of repair and inform appropriate authorities. Perform duties supportive of the work described above.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications at this Level


Work requires the ability to understand and follow instructions generally acquired through a partial high school education.


None required.


N.C. drivers license and ability to work outdoors required.



The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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Essential Physical Job Functions

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.