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Grounds Keeper

Georgia Southern University

Savannah, GA United States

Job Summary

The Groundskeeper maintains, cares, and modifies the University grounds and landscape, operates electrically/gasoline-powered equipment and machines, and uses small hand and power tools in planting, cultivating, and trimming the grounds and landscaping.



  • Operate pressure washers to clean building exterior
  • Remove recyclable materials from outdoor receptacles
  • Work as a team member with others in coordinating all phases of work
  • Adhere to OSHA standards, employ safe practices, and follow safety policies/procedures
  • Use PPE in a safe manner, set examples for others, and notify supervisor of potential hazards
  • Perform routine landscaping tasks within assigned areas (i.e., weeding, pruning, and mulching, seeding, edging, trimming, planting
  • Identify, prepare and apply herbicides, pesticides, chemicals, fertilizers
  • Maintain turf by mowing, seeding, sodding, edging of sidewalks and watering
  • Assist with tree trimming, clean-up and removal
  • Execute plans to systematically cut grass within assigned geographical areas
  • Use hand and power tools to cut grass and weeds
  • Operate lawnmowers and various equipment used in landscaping and parking lot maintenance
  • Perform general and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment (i.e., sharpening blades, changing oils, lubricants, filters, belts)
  • Perform related duties as assigned to support the mission of the University



Educational Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent

Required Experience:  One (1) year of related work experience

Preferred Experience: Experience performing commercial landscape maintenance, Experience operating commercial lawn mowers and small power equipment


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


  • Ability to adhere to institutional policy and procedures to meet institutional goals in support of the University mission for student success


  • Understanding of procedures and willingness to follow University policies to meet institutional goals


  • Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational; and human relations skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service centered work ethic
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

Additional Information

Job ID: 221951

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Proposed Salary: $23,700

Department Information: 9950401 - Grounds Operations



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  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: High School or Equivalent
  • Work Experience: 1 - 3 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

Contact / Additional Information

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Apply Before Date: January 31, 2021

Required Documents to Attach: Please provide three (3) professional references in the Required Documents to Attach section on your application.