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Grounds Worker
Class Code: 2015
Occupational Area: Semi-Skilled Trades
Work Area Grounds
Probationary Period: 6 months
Last Action: Revised
Spec. Effective Date: 10/15/2010
Exam Effective Date: 10/15/2010
Promotional Line(s): Under Review
(Classification/Examination Update in Progress)
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Examination Details
Exam Format: Electronic Examination (E-Test)
Exam Component(s): 45 Multiple-Choice Questions
chosen randomly from the following categories:
  • Grounds Worker: General Knowledge
Time Limit: 2 hours
Typing Test: No, a Typing Test is not required for this classification.
Credentials Assessment:
A Credential Assessment is a rating by the Human Resources Office of an applicant's/employee's Education, Experience and Special Credentials/qualification (licenses, etc.). In order to determine an appropriate rating for each examination, a review of a résumé, cover letter, university/agency official employment application, college transcript, copies of license/certification and any other relevant material may be required.

Salary Range Data

The State Universities Civil Service System Office, on behalf of the Merit Board, approves salary rates and ranges for each authorized classification in use by Employers. Employers request Merit Board approval to establish, revise, correct, or delete pay rates or ranges through the Salary Data System, a web-based electronic approval process. All approved rates and ranges are compiled into a monthly report available in PDF format on the Salary Range Report page. This report is updated on the 15th (approximately) of each month. Listed below are actual, real-time, active pay ranges contained in the Salary Data System.

RateUniv/AgMinimumMidpointMaximumEff Date
NCSU Chicago State University$24.78$24.78$24.787/1/2014
NEIU Eastern Illinois University$20.33$20.33$20.337/1/2012
NISU Illinois State University$17.09$19.85$22.607/1/2013
NNIU Northern Illinois University$12.42$16.41$20.401/1/2012
NSIU-E Southern Illinois University Edwardsville$16.96$21.44$25.927/1/2013
NSIU-SM Southern Illinois University School of Medicine$11.00$14.73$18.457/1/2014
NUIC University of Illinois (Chicago)$21.03$23.66$26.291/1/2012
NUIS University of Illinois (Springfield)$21.43$21.43$21.438/18/2013
NUIUCUniversity of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)$14.54$17.19$19.848/19/2012
RWIU Western Illinois University$2,609.00$3,291.50$3,974.007/1/2013

Last Updated: 9/21/2014   

E=Established  N=Negotiated  P=Prevailing  R=Open Range

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