Job: Part-Time Groundskeeper

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Jobing Description

Position ID: 829035
Position Type: Part-Time Support
External Position: Yes

This is semi-skilled work in the care, maintenance, and cultivation of lawns, plants shrubbery, and athletic fields.

  • Mows, edges, sprays, and top dresses lawns: fertilizes, dig holes, plant bushes, grass and trees as required
  • Trims, shapes, sprays, and replaces shrubs and trees; fertilizes as necessary
  • Performs routine and minor maintenance on irrigation systems for lawns and nursery areas, and mist system for plant propagation
  • Operates tractors, service trucks, and lawn maintenance equipment
  • May assist in general building maintenance, clean-up and minor fence repairs as necessary
  • Applies herbicides and pesticides as instructed
  • Responsible for picking up trash and maintaining the grounds
  • Performs minor repairs to roads, walks, and related fixtures
  • Performs other duties as assigned

    Skills / Requirements

  • Some experience in the care and maintenance of lawns/grounds
  • Demonstrated ability to read, write and understand written instructions
  • Must be able to use electronic mail, web based trouble report systems, and PDA based C.M.M.S software
  • A comprehensive knowledge of trade tools and of occupational hazards, safety precautions, local codes and regulations pertaining to the trades are essential
  • Knowledge of standard grounds maintenance practices
  • Knowledge of safety hazards and precautions in regards to the handling and application of various equipment and toxic materials
  • Physical strength and agility sufficient to work long hours out-of-doors and occasionally under adverse weather conditions
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Ability to understand instructions, both written and oral, and to perform satisfactorily in accordance with these instructions
  • Must possess a valid Florida Driver's license and be able to travel to any campus/county
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings, weekends, holidays, and perform on-call and respond to after-hour emergencies
  • This function/position has been designated as essential. This means that when the College is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at the College

    Important Notes

    This is an essential position



    Miami Dade College
    Employment Department
    11011 SW 104 Street
    Kendall, FL 33176
    (305) 237-2559


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