Athletics Fields Groundskeeper

Tallahassee, FL
Oct 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 42501

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 10/23/2017


Department of Athletics - Grounds


Responsible for grounds and landscaping maintenance at assigned athletics fields and other areas as assigned. Responsible for field maintenance and setup prior to athletic events in accordance with NCAA guidelines. Responsible for cleaning up before and after athletic events.
Performs grounds and landscaping tasks including operation of mowers, tractors, topdressers, aerators, verticutters, weedeaters, edgers, blowers, paint machines and spray equipment and other equipment used in layout and maintenance of athletics fields. Responsible for irrigation and fertilization of assigned areas. Operates utility vehicles and other vehicles as needed to complete assigned duties.
Responsible for general grounds and landscaping including general plant care, soil excavation and removal, litter and debris removal, maintenance and repair of irrigation systems.
Performs other related duties as assigned in support of Athletics Department.


Completion of the ninth grade.
Experience in general grounds and landscaping to include general plant care, soil excavation and removal, etc.
Experience in the operation of mowers, tractors, topdressers, aerators, verticutters, weedeaters, edgers, blowers, pain machines, and spray equipment and other equipment used in layout and maintenance.

Pay Plan

This is an USPS (University Support Personnel System) position.


Ability to work evening and weekend hours when needed.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting.

How To Apply

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