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Lead Groundskeeper

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, 30144
Facilities Management

Job ID: 270470

About Us

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, career opportunities, mission and values and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are part of the University System of Georgia.  Kennesaw State will exemplify the power and promise of a student-centered, research-driven university. Our institutional values are student-inspired, promise-fulfilling, true to ourselves, elevational, open and impact-generating. In addition, we support the University System of Georgia core values of accountability, excellence, integrity and respect.  We are searching for talented people to join Kennesaw State University. Come to KSU and find your passion.   


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary

Responsible for planning, leading and coordinating the landscaping duties of assigned staff in the maintenance of University grounds.


1. Performs grounds maintenance work in accordance with established schedules and in preparation for special events
2. Operates, installs, repairs and maintains grounds equipment and hand tools
3. Ensures assignments and projects are properly assigned and complete
4. Acts as the lead in the absence of leadership
5. Demonstrates and trains employees in safe and proper use of equipment and grounds maintenance

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
High School diploma or equivalent

Other Required Qualifications
Current, valid and unrestricted Georgia driver's license

Required Experience
Two (2) years grounds maintenance experience

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience
Experience operating landscape equipment
Experience leading small crews

Proposed Salary

The budgeted salary range is $18.15 to $22.00 per hour.  Offers are based on relevant experience. 

Comprehensive benefits to include Medical, Dental, Vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more! Visit

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Able to use sound judgment regarding heavy loads and dangerous situations  
Able to identify plants and knowledge of proper care including pruning, planting and watering  
Able to perform heavy labor outdoors in all types of weather  
Able to understand and follow specific oral and written instructions, interpret campus maps and basic drawings  
Able to drive KSU vehicles (i.e. gator, golf carts, etc.) with trailer  
Able to use a variety of standard landscape equipment and hand tools safely and efficiently  
Able to work effectively in a service oriented environment subject to frequent changes in priorities  
Able to be flexible adapting to frequently changing priorities  
Able to follow through and carry out assignments  
Able to delegate giving clear and concise directions to staff; ensures the appropriate safety and protective equipment is worn  
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines 

Knowledge of maintenance processes, equipment and products; maintaining a safe environment 

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills  
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite)  
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills  
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

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