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Building/Grounds Specialist

The Citadel
South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Mar 4, 2024

Building/Grounds Specialist

Job no: 496518
Work type: Full Time Permanent - Staff
Location: Charleston
Categories: Facilities/Grounds
Payscale: Band 3

Job Responsibilities:

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina is seeking to fill a Building/Grounds Specialist III in the Facilities & Engineering Department. Under the supervision of the Grounds shop head and Assistant shop head; this position shall supervise and perform various grounds related tasks using related equipment.
  • Will be responsible for supervising campus daily cleanups to ensure that the campus maintains a clean, pleasant and safe environment for students, faculty, staff and guests of the college.
  • Will be responsible for the upkeep and oversight of an assigned zone and will insure that work requests from appropriate supervisors are completed in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Must be able to work of an assigned crew and establish and maintain effective working relationships with them.
  • Must be able to assist any special projects
  • Will assist college event set ups as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

A High School Diploma OR GED equivalent is required. Must have two(2) years of relevant experience in grounds maintenance and operating grounds related equipment to include; weed eaters, mowers and blowers required. Must be able to follow written and oral instructions. Working knowledge of grounds keeping and horticultural practices. Ability to supervise the work of other employees. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with crew and other grounds personnel. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to make minor adjustments/repairs to grounds related equipment.

Employee must possess a valid SC driver's license OR be able to obtain one within 30 days of hire. Employee must be able to stoop, kneel, bend and lift heavy objects weighing in excess of 50 pounds. Employee must be able to perform all related job duties in all weather conditions. Some weekend work mandatory. Will be scheduled when possible. Employee must be self-motivated and be able to work under limited supervision. Employee must be or become familiar with all related grounds equipment used in department. Employee must possess Citadel approved fork lift certification within 90 days of hire, or as training is available. Employee must be aerial lift certified within six months of hire, or as training is available.

Benefits of Working at The Citadel
  • Extensive Health Plans
  • Great Retirement Options
  • Tuition Waiver Program
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Discounts
  • Isle of Palms Beach Club
  • Swain Family Boat Center
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Read more about our benefits, on our HR website

  • About The Citadel College

    The Citadel, also known as the Military College of South Carolina, is a public senior military college located in Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1842, The Citadel has a rich history and educational reputation. With our current location on the banks of the Ashley River in downtown Charleston, you are close to great restaurants, shopping and much more. Ranked #1 Public College in the South (U.S. News & World Report, 2022) for schools with up to a master's degree, the opportunities are endless.

    There are about 2,300 undergraduate students who make up the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Out of the Corps of Cadets, 1 out of 3 graduates earn a military commission. Students can choose from 31 Majors, 57 Minors, pre-health professions, and pre-law (a concentration in political science). The 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio guarantees students a quality education. Another 1,000 students attend the Graduate College, evening and online programs.

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