Grounds Manager-Trinity College

SUMMARY: The Grounds Manager is responsible for developing, planning, organizing and cost controlling procedures to ensure compliance with customer specific contract requirements at a Trinity College in Hartford, CT. The manager coordinates procurement and scheduled use of resources, including labor, equipment and materials to ensure maximum use and completion of work within budget, safety guidelines and quality standards.  The manager is also responsible for ensuring all administrative records and processes are maintained regarding hiring information, payroll data and labor and supply records for the account. The manager promotes the growth and development of staff and assists them in carrying out their responsibilities as needed. This position supervises a large group of employees as well as seasonal employees as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Maintain excellent customer service and communication skills with employees, clients and management.
  • Advanced knowledge of landscape, golf, sports turf, and custodial maintenance methods, practices and equipment.
  • Ensures that safety and risk management practices are followed in the performance of all work.
  • Utilize labor, materials, supplies and equipment in an efficient manner.
  • Organize work to ensure efficient use of resources and to meet work completion deadlines.
  • Manages the selection, and training of employees.  Completes employee performance evaluations.
  • Assists in equipment and supply inventory management.
  • Maintains work files and records as requested.
  • Works effectively in a fast-paced environment; must be flexible and able to adapt to frequent changes in work priorities.
  • Must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all of ABM’s safety policies and rules.  Must be willing to report and/or act on safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel.
  • Must be available and willing to work on a full-time schedule and must be available and willing to work as needed and determined by ABM as necessary to meet the business needs.  This position may require working weekends& holidays, working irregular shifts (starting as early as 5:00 am), and attending evening meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


The ideal candidate should have:

  • Associate’s Degree of higher level education is required.
  • Minimum 5 years of supervisory or people-management experience.
  • Working knowledge of Basic Excel, Word, Email, internet, etc. is required.
  • Must be knowledgeable of landscape and sports turf maintenance operations.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience using landscape and sports turf maintenance equipment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the proven ability to handle customer/client concerns.

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