Grounds Keeper - Griffin Campus

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting NumberS03376PWorking TitleGrounds Keeper - Griffin CampusDepartmentCAES Field Research Svcs GeorgiaAbout 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/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Monday-Friday; 7:00am-4:00pm.

Advertised Salary$25,175Posting Date06/18/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date07/02/2019Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyGriffin 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 TitleService/Maintenance WorkerPay Grade047FLSANon-ExemptJob FamilyFacilitiesFTE1.00Minimum Qualifications

Requires are least a high school diploma or equivalent. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred QualificationsPosition Summary

The Grounds Keeper works closely with the supervisor in designing and laying out flower beds, determining which herbicides need to be used to treat weeded areas of turf, and the supervision of labor crews. This position provides direct supervision over labor crews engaged in routine grounds work on the UGA Griffin Campus. Work includes responsibility for directly supervising and participating in the work of labor crews engaged in the maintenance of shrubs, flower beds, and turf. Work also includes landscaping of facilities. This position is responsible for assuring that workers are promptly on the job with the necessary tools and equipment. Specific work assignments are received at the beginning of each day and occasionally throughout the day as the need arises. Work is reviewed through regular inspections and by observation of results obtained.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Knowledge of Horticulture plant pests, such as weeds, insects, and disease. Knowledge of proper pesticide safety and usage. Knowledge of soil fertility and testing. Knowledge of lawn equipment and maintenance techniques. Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of subordinate personnel.

Physical Demands

Heavy lifting
Work in adverse climates

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?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoCredit 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.



Performs grounds maintenance & landscaping activities

Percentage of time55 Duties/Responsibilities


Supervision of labor crews engaged in grounds maintenance & landscaping activities

Percentage of time25 Duties/Responsibilities


Oversees and/or participates in the application of pesticides and/or fertilizers on the Griffin Campus

Percentage of time5 Duties/Responsibilities


Reviews work performed by labor crews accomplishing grounds maintenance and landscaping activities

Percentage of time5 Duties/Responsibilities


Demonstrates and teaches techniques on proper use of equipment used on grounds maintenance & landscaping

Percentage of time5 Duties/Responsibilities


Performs related work as required

Percentage of time5Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
    • No Response
    • No
    • Yes
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 6/19/2019
    Application Due: 8/18/2019
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