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Groundskeeper

Company:
Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, 30144
Category:
Facilities Management
Type:
Full-Time

Job ID: 270649

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.   

Location

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 maintaining grounds and performing landscaping duties including trash pick-up, push mowing, edging, string trimming and weed pulling. Maintains clean and safe environment for students, staff, faculty and guests.

Responsibilities

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Performs semi-skilled manual grounds keeping related tasks
2. Installs, operates, repairs and maintains grounds equipment and hand tools
3. Assists with event set-up and breakdown
4. Ensures assigned areas are clean, organized and stocked
5. Delivers and unloads materials, tools and equipment to assigned location

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
High School diploma or equivalent

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

Required Experience
On-the-job training provided

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience
Previous related landscaping work experience

Proposed Salary

The budgeted salary range is $16.50 to $19.93 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 hr.kennesaw.edu/benefits.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

ABILITIES
Able to use sound judgment regarding heavy loads and dangerous situations  
Able to drive KSU vehicles (gator, golf carts, etc.) with trailer on campus  
Able to use a variety of standard landscape equipment and hand tools safely and efficiently  
Able to identify plants and knowledge of proper care including pruning, planting and watering  
Able to be flexible adapting to frequently changing priorities  
Able to follow through and carry out assignments  
Able to perform heavy labor outdoors in all types of weather 


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

SKILLS
High level customer service, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, organization, communication (verbal and written), attention to detail and time management skills  
Basic knowledge of computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite)

USG Core Values

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy 8.2.18.1.2 and can be found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section8/C224/#p8.2.18_personnel_conduct.

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section6/C2653.

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