Grounds Keeper*

Augusta University
Summerville Campus

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Grounds Keeper*
Location: Summerville Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 230256
Required Qualifications High school diploma, GED or equivalent from a recognized State or Federal organization; Valid driver's license required to operate golf carts and vehicles, OR One year experience in a similar position, such as a commercial, hospital, or industrial environment; Valid driver's license required to operate golf carts and vehicles.Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Must be able to lift/carry 75 lbs
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Must be able to work independently and as a team member
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to work well with co-workers, supervisors, and faculty
  • Skill in the use and care of tools and equipment of the grounds trade
  • Must have a current driver's license to operate golf carts and vehicles
  • Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the grounds trade
  • Considerable knowledge of the standard practices, materials, tools, and equipment of the grounds trade
Preferred Qualifications Three years experience in grounds maintenance, or equivalent training and experience.Responsibilities The duties include, but are not limited to:
    Maintain turf grass, trees, shrubs & groundcovers: Mows lawns using power equipment, collecting clippings and adjusts cutting height as needed; Line trims around signs, trees, bunkers, fence lines and valve boxes; Edges along walks, curbs and beds; Replaces and repairs divots; Inspects lawns prior to mowing for obstacles such as debris, irrigation heads, rocks, sticks, valve boxes, etc. Prunes plant materials with hand and power tools at appropriate times and removes debris; Controls weeds manually and with herbicides; Applies fertilizer to shrubs and trees; Plants and maintains seasonal color beds.Maintains ground equipment: Performs and records routine maintenance; Checks engine oil prior to starting; Cleans equipment after each use; Notifies crew leader and supervisor of safety issues.Maintains mechanical aspects of golf range: Assists with irrigation repairs; Cleans golf balls and delivers to the Club House; Maintains cleanliness of physical features such as flags and signs.Cleans & organizes grounds warehouse & performs waste management: Empties and cleans waste containers; Empties cigarette burns and replenishes sand; Removes litter and chewing gum; Sweeps floors and collects trash' Keeps tools, equipment and vehicles in good condition and stored properly; Returns flammable product container to fire proof cabinets; Safeguards and secures grounds tools and equipment.Appearance & attitude: Must wear appropriate uniform, appropriate personal protection equipment and maintain good hygiene; Treat others with respect, to include supervisors, coworkers, subordinates, faculty, students, vendors and visitors; Observe all departmental and university policies and procedures.Other Duties: Performs all other related duties/tasks as assigned.
Job Summary The Grounds Keeper maintains and beautifies grounds, maintains grounds equipment, set ups, and performs waste management.Shift/Salary Shift: Days/M-F **Multiple Positions Available** Pay Grade: 4 Salary: $12.05/hr - $13.18/hr Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position Recruitment Period: 7/19/2021 - until filledConditions of Employment All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University. All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during the course of their employment and beyond.Equal Employment Opportunity Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.Driver's License Statement The Human Resources Division will request a recent driver's history report from the selected candidate. This report must come from the Department of Motor Vehicles and the fee will be paid for by the candidate. This report will be required prior to an offer being extended by Human Resources and must be from the state(s) in which the candidate has lived in for the past three years.Repost

This position is being reposted. Previous applicants will continue to be considered and do not need to apply again.

Other Information This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success." Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

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