Groundskeeper II

Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details


This position is within the Building Services department of Facilities Management Services - Building Services - Grounds 

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.  


Performs gardening and grounds maintenance in caring for turf, shrubs, ground cover, flowers, and hard surfaces by using tools and power equipment. Works as a lead worker for a small group of groundskeeping employees. Must be able to endure extreme heat in the summer and cold winters. 

  • Mow turf using both walk behind and riding mowers and fertilize turf, shrubs, ground cover, flowerbeds, and trees.
  • Operates power equipment such as rototiller, sod cutter, soil compactor, chain saw, verticutter, hedge trimmer, blowers, mower, tractor, and edger.  Ability to properly operate a variety of equipment and tools including aerial lifts, chain saws, chippers, mini-excavators, skid loaders, hand mowers, rototillers, rollers, lawn sweepers, leaf blowers, and salt spreaders.
  • Cares for and maintains tools.  Maintains and sharpens tools and makes minor repairs on equipment, as needed. Performs routine cleaning and maintenance on gardening and grounds equipment. 
  • Performs continuous preventative maintenance on existing irrigation systems, including programming irrigation controls as needed due to weather and/or usage of facilities.
  • Performs gardening and grounds maintenance in caring for turf, shrubs, ground cover, flowers, and hard surfaces by using tools and power equipment.
  • Safely operate University-owned vehicles and transport equipment.
  • Weed shrub, ground cover, and flowerbeds. Sweep, rake, remove leaves and trash, and clean drains and gutters. Prune and shape trees and shrubs for improved health. Edge and trim ground cover around buildings, walks, walls, shrubs, trees, and lamp poles.
  • Apply pesticides under the supervision of a licensed pest control operator.
  • Install new irrigation systems where required and repair or replace broken irrigation lines, and valves.
  • May supervise and instruct one or several helpers.
  • Ability to work weekends and overtime when required.
  •  Assists in inclement weather duties, such as removing snow and ice from sidewalks and driveways.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested.


High School or GED and one year of grounds keeping experience. Must pass a criminal background check. A valid Georgia driver's license is required. Landscaping experience, especially in large scale landscaping, preferred.

College/Business Unit
08/31/22, 11:59:00 PM

College/Business Unit: Facilities Management Services
Location: Atlanta Campus
Job Posting: 05/20/22, 12:48:54 PM


Founded in 1913 in Atlanta, Georgia State University is the second-largest and one of four research institutions in the University System of Georgia. The University serves one-fourth of the graduate students in the university system; it is within a one-hour commute of more than one-third of the state’s population. Approximately 80 percent of all Georgia State alumni live and work in Georgia.georgia_state_university1.jpg

Georgia State’s main campus is located on 34 acres in downtown Atlanta. University centers in Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Buckhead and Henry County offer students convenient suburban locations for graduate courses in business and education.

More than 50,000 students annually attend Georgia State University. While 90 percent of the students are from Georgia, students also come from all 50 states and 160 countries. More than 1,400 international students attend Georgia State and graduate students comprise 31 percent of the student population.

georgia_state_university2.jpgThe University offers more than 52 degree programs in more than 250 fields of study – from public policy and African-American studies to biology and health sciences. Degrees are offered at the bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels through six units: the College of Arts and Sciences, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Law and Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. In addition to the numerous degree programs, Georgia State offers full- and part-time programs and day, evening and weekend classes.

Students have many choices in extracurricular activities including more than 22 fraternities and sororities; and some 250 chartered student groups, including 60 degree-related student groups, seven religious, 24 law-oriented and 22 multicultural/international groups; and 10 honor societies. There is also an active student government association which includes the student senate and the judicial board.

The Georgia State Panthers are members of the Colonial Athletic Association and compete in 16 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports, including basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, track and volleyball. The university announced in April 2008 that is will begin Division I-AA football in 2010.

The university’s innovative Touch the Earth program brings outdoor recreation ranging from backpacking, rock climbing, sailing, kayaking, rafting and water-skiing to out-of-state snow-skiing and snorkeling trips. And WRAS, Georgia State’s popular 100,000-watt radio voice, is the most powerful student-run radio station in the United States.


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