Compass Group, North America GARDENER II Job in SPRINGFIELD, Missouri

  • We have an opening for a temporary *Gardener II *position.

  • Location: Missouri State University; 901 South National Ave Springfield. MO 65897. /Note: online applications accepted only./

  • Schedule: Shifts will vary.

  • Requirement: Agriculture degree is progress.

If you have a positive attitude and a love for learning, you may be interested in joining our team.

/Current Associates:/ /This position has a $250 Employee Referral Bonus! Know someone you would like to refer?/ / Have them apply to this posting via this direct link or at/ / and/ /ask them to provide your name in the “If referred by current employee” section of the online application./

Chartwells Higher Education brings fresh ideas and innovative concepts to higher education foodservice. We have quickly established ourselves as the leading college and university foodservice partner in the industry, and were twice named the Fastest Growing Brand by Nations Restaurant News. While we reflect on a proud past, we keep a keen eye on what is yet to come, especially in the areas of culinary development and nutrition. We foster development in a setting where mobility, teamwork, and communication flourish.

Full time associates at Chartwells Higher Education are offered many fantastic benefits such as:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Wellness Program

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Life Insurance for Associates and Eligible Dependents

  • Short Term Disability (STD) and Long Term Disability (LTD)

  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

  • Discount Marketplace

  • And other voluntary benefits

Summary: Inspects and repairs established lawns; performs maintenance of ornamental landscapes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plants new and repairs established lawns using seed mixtures and fertilizers recommended for particular soil types.

  • Uses power-operated equipment to cultivate soils.

  • Performs maintenance of ornamental landscapes, including lawns, small trees, groundcovers, shrubs and annual/perennial color displays.

  • Locates and plants shrubs, trees and flowers selected or recommended for particular landscape effect.

  • Examines the health of plants; identifies pests and diseases; applies nutrients and maintains moisture levels.

  • Trims shrubs and cultivates gardens; cleans grounds using rakes, brooms and hoses.

  • Sprays trees and shrubs; applies supplemental liquid and dry nutrients to lawn and trees.

  • Performs weed abatement and other grounds-related functions as needed.

  • Operates motor vehicles to transport materials and equipment.

  • Operates grounds equipment.

  • Maintains records for all work or services performed, including rigid records for pesticide applications.

  • Follows standard operating procedures for assigned tasks and projects; follows all safety protocol.

  • Assists with completion and submittal of weekly tool, equipment and vehicle maintenance reports.

  • Deploys for emergency response due to inclement weather, i.e. snow and ice, tornado or other crisis.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Two years of experience in grounds management.

  • Ability to operate grounds-related equipment.

  • Ability to repeatedly lift 25 pounds and kneel/bend/stoop for extended periods of time.

Working Conditions: Extensive walking and equipment operation. Exposure to: extreme weather conditions, pesticides, fertilizers, pollen producing environment, paint and petroleum products. Work time expectation: 90% of time will be physical labor, 10% training and misc.

About Compass Group: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry

Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. /*Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance)./

Req ID: 116886