Groundskeeper (#53729)

Job description

Job ID: 44562

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular




Performs general groundskeeping maintenance tasks on University properties and within zones as assigned.

This position may perform the following groundskeeping maintenance tasks on University properties: mowing, edging, raking, power blowing, weed eating, pulling weeds and applies related chemical applications, removal of litter and debris from assigned areas, pest control, pruning, fertilizing, and watering plants.

Performs other miscellaneous tasks including, but not limited to: transplanting plant materials, plant installation for minor landscape renovations, soil excavation and removal.

Ensures that all manual and power equipment is proper working condition and reports maintenance problems to the supervisor. Performs other tasks as assigned by supervisor or higher authority.


Completion of ninth grade.

Ability to meet physical requirements of position to including working in all types of weather conditions.

Ability to safely operate machinery, tools, equipment and materials used in landscaping and groundskeeping work.

Experience or knowledge of and ability to identify safety hazards and necessary safety precautions to establish a safe work environment.

Knowledge of landscaping and groundskeeping techniques.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Anticipated Salary Range

Minimum starting salary $20,880.00, commensurate with experience

Pay Plan

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

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Veterans' Preference

Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, will receive preference and priority in employment and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. For information on who may be eligible for Veterans' Preference, go to, or call FSU Human Resources at (850) 644-6034.

IMPORTANT: In order to claim Veterans' Preference, applicants must upload a DD-214 (and other documentation, as applicable) with their online application prior to the closing date of the job opening.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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Posted: 1/3/2019
Application Due: 3/4/2019
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