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Posting Details

Posting Number S02590P Working Title GROUNDS KEEPER I Department FMD Grounds-Maintenance HSC About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The UGA Facilities Management Division is the largest of 7 divisions reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration. The exceptional staff of over 800 personnel within the Facilities Management Division manage, operate and maintain campus landscapes, buildings and infrastructure to promote the long-term sustainability of the University of Georgia.

College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information

6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Some night and/or weekend work may be required to meet departmental goals, deadlines and/or emergencies.

Advertised Salary $25,413 Posting Date 02/15/2019 Open until filled No Closing Date 02/26/2019 Proposed Starting Date 03/25/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Information

Classification Title Service/Maintenance Worker Pay Grade 036 FLSA Non-Exempt Job Family Facilities FTE 1.0 Minimum Qualifications

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualificaitons.

Preferred Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED Completion Certificate

Position Summary

This position is a general maintenance laborer position. This position routinely performs manual and mechanical oriented labor with emphasis on grounds landscaping. An individual in this position would regularly operate mowers and other grounds maintenance equipment, including weed trimmers, edgers, trucks, tractors, blowers, hedge trimmers and any other small machinery needed to complete assignments. Routine duties would include weeding, pruning, fertilizing, aerating, mulching, litter removal, leaf removal and any other grounds associated duties.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

*Knowledge of the grounds maintenance trades.
*Experience with grounds maintenance equipment.
*Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
*Experience in landscaping and plants

Physical Demands
  • Work a manual laboring job for an 8 hour shift/5 days a week
  • Lift 50 lbs frequently throughout day
  • Walk, stand, stoop, bend, climb stairs, lift, squat, work with hands above the head
  • Work from a standard and/or extended ladder
  • Work under adverse weather conditions (hot, cold, rain)
Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment. Does this position have financial responsibilities? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Pruning landscape plants throughout campus, assist with fertilizing and weed control efforts at appropriate times throughout the growing season

Percentage of time 45 Duties/Responsibilities


Operate weed eaters, blowers, backpack blowers, edgers, hedge clippers, trucks and any other small equipment to enhance the appearance of their assigned area and to complete their assignments

Percentage of time 20 Duties/Responsibilities


Perform weeding, pest control and other measures to keep plant beds free of weeds

Percentage of time 10 Duties/Responsibilities


Remove litter from campus areas as assigned by crew leader

Percentage of time 5 Duties/Responsibilities


Water, operate and repair irrigation to keep plant material healthy and growing within the landscape

Percentage of time 5 Duties/Responsibilities


Service machines for which they are responsible to ensure proper and safe operation

Percentage of time 5 Duties/Responsibilities


Clean out window wells and storm drains to ensure proper drainage during rain events

Percentage of time 5 Duties/Responsibilities


Respond to grounds emergencies as they arise to maintain the safety of the faculty, staff, and students on campus

Percentage of time 5 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please describe your experience with the following equipment: mowers, backpack blowers, weed trimmers,edgers, trucks, dump trucks and tractors.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents Required Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover Letter




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    Posted: 2/16/2019
    Application Due: 2/27/2019
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