Job Title:

Groundskeeper

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Spring 2022

Format (Location):

In-Person (1515 College Ave., Manhattan, KS, 66502)

Hours Per Week:

20

Job Description:

*Position to be filled immediately; intern will start as soon as security clearance approved.

Intern will:

  • assist with the removal of snow from sidewalks, stairs, parking lots, and driveways in the winter;
  • assist with recycling and trash removal;
  • ·operate general grounds keeping equipment such as a riding lawnmower, edgers, trimmers, shredders and pruning devices, and other tools/equipment; and
  • assist in brush removal, minor road patching and repair, tree trimming/falling, fence repair and installation, sign repair, and installation of parking lot stripping.

About USDA and HACU

For the past 27 years, USDA has partnered with HACU to provide internship opportunities for hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students. These internships provide valuable professional experience for students while also exposing students to the important work that is done at USDA. The students also make significant contributions to the sub-agencies.

This partnership with HACU represents a larger USDA strategy aimed at ensuring a diverse, prepared, and competitive workforce that is vital to establishing a sustainable agricultural future. As a result of their positive internship experiences and supportive and inclusive culture at USDA, many former HACU students are now members of the USDA permanent workforce.

Qualifications:

Intern should/it is preferred that the intern:

  • be able to drive a 1ton GOV to help with snow removal;
  • have experience with horticulture type of duties;
  • have attention to detail; and
  • be a team player.