Groundskeeper I

Apply now Job no: 501907
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: St. Johns
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Facilities/Skilled Trades
Department:60352055 - AG-ST JOHNS

Classification Title:

Groundskeeper I

Job Description:
  • Operates a tractor and bush hog to mow lawns.
  • Procures gas and diesel fuel for vehicles and equipment.
  • Applies pesticides and herbicides.
  • Mulches trees, beds and gardens.
  • Maintains community gardens; assists garden plot holders.
  • Prunes trees and shrubs.
  • Waters flower beds, gardens and trees.
  • Removes invasive plants. 
  • Removes debris.
  • Blows leaves from walks and drives. 
  • Maintains and repairs mechanical equipment.
  • Maintains and repairs irrigation systems.
  • Maintains chemical usage and equipment maintenance records. 
  • Trains master gardeners on tractor use.
  • Supervise pesticide application by master gardeners. 
Advertised Salary:

$10-$14.50/hour

Minimum Requirements:

Completion of the 9th grade.

Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license and any other endorsements necessary to legally operate vehicles used while assigned to this position.

Pesticide Application license.

Preferred Qualifications:

High School Diploma

Knowledge of grounds maintenance principles.

Knowledge of maintenance equipment operation and maintenance principles.

Skill in the maintenance and repair of irrigation systems.

Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions.

Skill in oral and written communication.

Ability to operate a computer.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license and any other endorsements necessary to legally operate vehicles used while assigned to this position.

Pesticide Application license.

  • Working Conditions: Work has some exposure to environmental changes (e.g., outdoor weather and/or field conditions, etc.) or irate customers, odors, heights and/or dust.
  • Risk/Safety Conditions: This position has some exposure or risk to physical health and/or physical safety.
  • Essential Physical Activities: Stooping, sitting, crouching, walking, pulling and/or lifting heavy objects, grasping, hearing, seeing up close, seeing far away, kneeling, reaching, pulling, talking, standing, finger movement, repetitive motions, depth perception.

Applications must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (EDT) of the posting end date.

If you are a Florida resident claiming veteran's preference, please upload a copy of your DD-214 with your application for consideration.

This is a Time-Limited position.

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not apply.

Health Assessment Required: Yes

Advertised: Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time

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