Groundskeeper

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Groundskeeper
Job Summary

The groundskeeper position reports to the Grounds Supervisor. Responsibilities include the maintenance of College landscaping and grounds, garbage & trash removal, moving and event set-up, and other tasks to maintain a safe and attractive environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

· Examine and police the College grounds on a routine basis for litter, abandoned materials, and fallen tree debris;
· Remove trash from campus waste receptacles and trash receiving areas;
· Be trainable on proficient operation of all types of power and hand tools used in the maintenance of: shrubs, groundcover, and turf including but not limited to: walk behind, push and zero-turn mowers, gas shears, chain saws, blowers, stick edgers, string trimmers, hand pruners, loppers, etc.;
· Weed: flower beds, around shrubs, and around trees as directed;
· Remove dead branches, prune and maintain trees, rake leaves and grass;
· Address potential hazards and risks in the landscape and campus grounds;
· Perform routine maintenance and up-keep on all grounds equipment and tools;
· Maintain campus streets and parking lots ensuring they are free of trash and debris;
· The availability to work weekends (Saturday and Sunday), as needed;
· Available for overtime when seasonal demand and special events necessitate;
· Provide exemplary customer service to both internal and external customers;
· Maintain the campus grounds in a sustainable manner in support of the College’s Strategic Plan GOALS for a Greener Spelman.

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or GED and a minimum of six months of related experience are required.

Must be willing to learn and proficiently use power and hand tools used in the maintenance of shrubs, groundcover, and turf including but not limited to walk behind, push and zero-turn mowers, gas shears, blowers, stick edgers, etc.

Must possess excellent interpersonal skills. Must be able to interact in a diverse community and able to adapt to changing situations.

Good oral communication skills required, with the ability to speak effectively when interacting with the public and the entire Spelman community.

Should enjoy working outdoors and pursue the completion of assignments with a sense of urgency and commitment to excellence, productivity and quality workmanship.

Must be able to work as a team member or individually to accomplish assignments.

Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test.

Preferred Qualifications
Certifications, Licenses, Restrictions

Valid Georgia Driver’s license required.

Physical Demands

Must be able to stoop for prolonged periods of time, climb, crawl, smell, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds unassisted. In addition, while performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to: chemicals and fumes, wet or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, extreme weather related to heat or cold. Must occasionally work in high and precarious places. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Shift Days
% Travel Required 0%
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
FLSA Non-Exempt
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Candidate Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number SC0016P
Posting Open Date 07/23/2017
Posting Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
EEO Statement

Spelman College is an EEO/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Title IX Employer and we participate in E-Verify. We are a smoke-free campus.

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter