Grounds Keeper

Job description

Grounds Keeper
Georgia Southern University

Requisition Number: STA001949

Department: 3909950101-Landscape & Ground Maintenanc

Position Status: Full-Time

Position Summary:
Facilities Services. The Grounds Keeper for the Armstrong Campus in Savannah, Georgia maintains a clean, pleasant, and safe environment for students, faculty, and staff by performing various grounds maintenance tasks utilizing hand, precision and power tools.

Essential Functions

  • Performs routine landscape maintenance tasks which include mowing grass, edging and blowing sidewalks, pruning shrubs, mulching ornamental beds, installing plants and other jobs as required.
  • Performs litter pickup throughout the University and in the parking lots.
  • Applies herbicides with a backpack sprayer.
  • Performs semi-skilled tasks of a physically demanding nature with some degree of independence.

    Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco Free Campus.

    Minimum Education Required:
    High School Diploma or equivalent

    Could a level of job-related experience higher than the minimum required for the position substitute for the minimum level of education?: No

    Minimum Experience Required:
    One or more years of related work experience

    Could a level of education higher than the minimum required for the position substitute for the minimum level of job-related experience?: Yes

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
    Ability to operate a University vehicle; effective communication (verbal and written), organization and human relations skills; ability to work well in a diverse environment; proficiency with computer and Microsoft Office Applications software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; successful completion of background investigation prior to employment.

    Preferred Education:

    Preferred Experience::
    Recent experience performing commercial landscape maintenance; experience operating commercial lawn mowers and small power equipment.

    Salary Range: $23,050

    Job Open Date: 05/11/2018

    Job Closing Date: 6/1/2018

    Special Instructions Summary:

    To apply, visit:

    Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-5468 or HR-TDD: (912) 478-0791.





    Diversity Profile: University



    View more

    Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

    Arrow pointing right
    Job No:
    Posted: 5/14/2018
    Application Due: 6/4/2018
    Work Type: