GROUNDS KEEPER I
Posting DetailsPosting 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 (http://www.uga.edu/). 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 fmd.uga.edu 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 CertificatePosition 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
- 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)
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.Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
Pruning landscape plants throughout campus, assist with fertilizing and weed control efforts at appropriate times throughout the growing seasonPercentage of time 45 Duties/Responsibilities 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 assignmentsPercentage of time 20 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
Perform weeding, pest control and other measures to keep plant beds free of weedsPercentage of time 10 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
Remove litter from campus areas as assigned by crew leaderPercentage of time 5 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
Water, operate and repair irrigation to keep plant material healthy and growing within the landscapePercentage of time 5 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
Service machines for which they are responsible to ensure proper and safe operationPercentage of time 5 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
Clean out window wells and storm drains to ensure proper drainage during rain eventsPercentage of time 5 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
Respond to grounds emergencies as they arise to maintain the safety of the faculty, staff, and students on campusPercentage of time 5 Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you have a valid driver's license?
- * Please describe your experience with the following equipment: mowers, backpack blowers, weed trimmers,edgers, trucks, dump trucks and tractors.
(Open Ended Question)
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