Utility Worker (Mover/Event Setup)


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  General Services (10000959)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU > connectu.olemiss.edu

Definition of Class

This position performs general labor and/or basic maintenance tasks and assist with facility operations. The incumbent performs a variety of general maintenance tasks and manual labor duties, which may include basic tool operation, driving vehicles, moving and delivering furniture and/or equipment, basic cleaning, and repairing surfaces and grounds.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Performs manual labor such as moving furniture and/or equipment from one location to another.
  • Arranges equipment, furniture, stages and/or seating for special events.
  • Sweeps and cleans surfaces using hand tools.
  • Makes minor repairs to surfaces and repairs and/or replaces signs.
  • Assists with the maintenance and upkeep of equipment, facilities and/or grounds.
  • Operates cleaning equipment such as floor sweeper or pressure washer.
  • Operates hand tools such as drill, hammer, or saws.
  • Drives, fuels, cleans and washes department vehicles.
  • Assists with the inspection and troubleshooting of machines and equipment.
  • Assists with the installation and repair of furniture and/or equipment.
  • Assists in the maintenance and reporting of inventory.
  • Paints exterior surfaces and/or structures, as required.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Performs a variety of general maintenance tasks and manual labor duties.

Minimum Education/Experience

Ability to read, write, and understand basic instructions.



Must possess a valid driver’s license.


Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Salary/Wage Information

To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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