Job Details
Galloway - Main Campus
Plant Management (410025)
Based on NJ Civil Service Commission regulations and is accompanied by an extremely competitive University benefits
M-F (40 hours)

Stockton University is ranked among the top public universities in the Northeast with more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as continuing education opportunities. The University, one hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City, offers unique living and learning environments throughout southern New Jersey, including the 1,600 acre Galloway campus in the Pinelands National Reserve and Stockton University Atlantic City, located in the University District, just steps from the beach and the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk. Additional locations include Hammonton, Manahawkin and Woodbine. As a public university, Stockton provides an environment for excellence to a diverse student body, including those from underrepresented populations, through an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts, sciences and professional education. Founded in 1969, Stockton held its first classes in 1971. The University’s commitment to cultural diversity and its welcoming and vibrant community makes Stockton a great place to learn and work! Learn more about the many reasons to choose Stockton at

Under the direction of the Landscaping Maintenance Supervisor, the Groundworker does tasks involved in the maintenance of grounds; does other related duties as required.  Operates various groundskeeping equipment including tractors, lawn mowers, etc.  Performs grounds maintenance including trash, snow and ice removal, soil preparation, seeding, weeding, cutting of lawns, planting and harvesting of flowers, and other duties as assigned.

This is an in-person on campus, non-remote position.

Successful candidates will be required to show proof of being “up-to-date” (vaccination plus booster) with their COVID-19 vaccine status prior to their start date.  Religious or Medical waivers may be requested at the time of employment offer.

Support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission.

  • Takes the lead in work involved in the maintenance of institutional grounds.
  • Prepares soil and the seeds, rolls, cuts, weeds, waters, trims lawns.
  • Sprays, prunes, and trims orchards and shrubs.
  • Plants, transplants, and thins trees and shrubs.
  • Removes dirt, rubbish, snow, leaves and other refuse and assists in the maintenance of roads, lawns, shed, benches, and parking areas.
  • May plan the removal of snow and/or direct the operation of snow blowers and salt spreaders.
  • Sees that the non-cultivated areas are properly maintained.
  • Sees that equipment, materials, and supplies including tractors, grass cutters, scythes, hoes, rakes, sprinklers, garden house, cultivators, spades, sheers, spraying devices, fertilizers, seeders, and other garden and grounds keeping equipment and tools are used properly.
  • Prepares requisitions for equipment, materials, and supplies and ensures these are safeguarded, stored, used, and recorded.
  • Reports unusual occurrences and significant conditions in the buildings and on the grounds, and takes those steps required to ensure safe, orderly conditions.
  • May be required for short periods to perform assigned duties within buildings.
  • Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.
  • Support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission.
  • Minimum of One (1) year experience in semi-skilled groundskeeping work required,
  • Valid driver’s license necessary
  • Must have ability to perform all essential functions of the position in accordance with departmental safety policies and procedures.
  • May be required to obtain a NJ Certified Pesticide Applicator’s or Operator’s Permit in the required categories.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • CDL strongly preferred
One (1) year experience
Letter of Interest, Resume

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Only electronic documents will be accepted.  Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents.  All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward.  You may upload documents using Microsoft Word or PDF.

  1. A letter of interest describing specific skills and experiences
  2. A current resume
  3. A list of three professional references (included in the application): Name, Organization, Email Address and Telephone

Please note:

  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check, which may include social intelligence from a consumer reporting agency.
  • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources (Main Campus, J-115) at 609-652-4384, Monday - Friday between 8:00am - 5:00pm.
  • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
  • Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act (Clery Act), prospective employees may access Stockton’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is available at The ASFSR contains the previous three years of reported Clery Act crime statistics, fire safety information and information regarding campus and personal safety. If you would like a paper copy of the report, please visit the Stockton University Police Department, building 71, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway Township, NJ, or call 609-652-4390, to request that a copy be mailed to you.
  • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.