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Groundskeeper II

Florida Institute of Technology is currently searching for a Groundskeeper II for Facilities Operations.  This is a full-time position.

The position of Groundskeeper is a full-time, semi-skilled position under the administrative direction of the University Horticulturist/Manager of Grounds and daily direction of the Supervisor, Grounds. The employee will perform work required for the care, maintenance and development of the lawns, landscape beds, street and greenspace trees, drainage, hardscapes (parking lots/sidewalks/fencing, etc.) and general grounds of university-owned property. The employee will perform other related work as required, some of which will be mechanical and some as designated Essential Personnel for weather emergency preparations and recovery. Working hours are Monday - Friday 7:00am - 3:30pm with occasional overtime, after hours and weekends may be required.



Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintains  several varieties of turfgrass with zero-turn radius mowers, power equipment (weed eater/edger, etc.). Essential, basic maintenance of landscape/lawn equipment.
  • Daily physical efforts, including loading/unloading dirt, gravel, sand, mulch, and debris. Picks up trash on university-owned property, including maintenance buildings, parking lots/garages and other related areas; details specific areas for occasional special events.
  • Proper (industry standard) installation and maintenance of trees and landscape ornamentals (with an ability to read a landscape plan). This includes grading, mulching, and follow-up care of all installed projects.
  • Holds (or able to obtain within 6 months) FDACS Commercial Landscape Maintenance spray applicator license for use in weed and pest control throughout university property.
  • Safely operates University-owned vehicles of various descriptions, including a pick up truck, dump truck, high reach/boom lift, Gator, spray rig or golf cart for the purpose of performing the essential functions of the position.
  • Responsible for weekly maintenance visits for specifically assigned zone of campus, identifying problems and preparing a weekly report as needed, turned in to Horticulturist/Grounds Manager.
  • Hurricane preparedness and cleanup.
  • Additional Duties as assigned.


Education / skills required:

  • High school diploma or GED required 
  • Minimum 2-5 years of experience required 
  • 10 hour OSHA certification is preferred.
  • Licensure in pesticide and herbicide application, or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment.
  • State of Florida driver's license and ability to maintain a good driving record by Florida Tech insurance guidelines
  • FNGLA  Horticulturist level or above, GI-BMP certification - is preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to stand, walk, bend, and stoop for extended period of time
  • Must have ability to work at heights, climb/walk up and down stairs/ladders, perform repetitious work, and reach overhead
  • Must be able to lift 20 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis
  • Ability to work in extreme climatic conditions

* Official transcripts of all collegiate work must be sent directly from the attended institution to the Human Resources Office prior to the first day of employment. All international degrees must have a course-by-course official evaluation and translation sent to the Human Resources Office directly from an evaluation company affiliated with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES).

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