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Lead Groundskeeper

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
Facilities Management
Lead Groundskeeper

Job ID: 236534
Location: Marietta, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit

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

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

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national, origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information
This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
Yes, this position will be required to drive.
This role is not considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 50% - 74% of the time
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check
  • Standard Enhanced + DMV & Drug Screening
Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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