Formal review of applications begins: May 20, 2019
Key Position Information:
This class is the first of three levels in the Landscaping series.
Incumbents maintain College grounds and perform maintenance on
grounds keeping equipment. Responsibilities may include mowing;
trimming; removing weeds; operating a leaf blower; picking up
trash; applying herbicides and pesticides; performing routine
maintenance and/or minor maintenance on grounds keeping equipment
and irrigation systems; and installing landscaping materials.
High School Diploma or equivalent (GED).
One year experience in landscape maintenance.
* An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient
to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may be
acceptable in lieu of those requirements listed above.
- Grounds maintenance principles and practices;
- Applicable equipment, materials, and tools used in grounds
- Applicable chemicals, pesticides, and/or herbicides;
- Recordkeeping principles;
- Safe work practices;
- Computers and related software applications.
- Maintaining grounds;
- Operating and maintaining applicable grounds maintenance
equipment and tools;
- Applying applicable chemicals, pesticides, and/or
- Performing routine maintenance and repairs;
- Performing manual labor;
- Maintaining records;
- Using a computer and related software applications;
- Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction
with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc.
sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and
receive work direction.
- Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing,
stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking,
pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing,
seeing and repetitive motions.
- Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force
occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently,
and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move
- Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts,
vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils,
extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions,
intense noises, and travel.
- Valid Florida Driver's License
- Ability to get State Pesticide License
These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may
Performs grounds maintenance activities, which includes: mowing;
edging lawns; watering and weeding lawns and gardens; trimming and
pruning shrubs, hedges, and trees; performing weed abatement
activities; applying mulches; applying herbicides and pesticides;
and/or installing landscaping materials.
Daily - 60%
Operates and maintains a variety of grounds maintenance equipment,
and machines, which includes: lawn mowers, trimmers, blowers,
edgers, weed eaters, chainsaws, and other related hand and power
tools. Performs routine maintenance and/or minor maintenance on
grounds keeping equipment and irrigation systems
Daily - 30%
Maintains a variety of records related to equipment operation and
maintenance, service requests, and/or other grounds maintenance
Daily - 5%
Performs general grounds clean up, including removing litter and
debris and cleaning paths and walkways.
Daily - 5%
Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
To apply, visit https://web.spcollege.edu/hrapp/job/3881
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