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Position ID: 829035Mows, edges, sprays, and top dresses lawns: fertilizes, dig holes, plant bushes, grass and trees as requiredTrims, shapes, sprays, and replaces shrubs and trees; fertilizes as necessaryPerforms routine and minor maintenance on irrigation systems for lawns and nursery areas, and mist system for plant propagationOperates tractors, service trucks, and lawn maintenance equipmentMay assist in general building maintenance, clean-up and minor fence repairs as necessaryApplies herbicides and pesticides as instructedResponsible for picking up trash and maintaining the groundsPerforms minor repairs to roads, walks, and related fixturesPerforms other duties as assigned
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.
Skills / RequirementsSome experience in the care and maintenance of lawns/groundsDemonstrated ability to read, write and understand written instructionsMust be able to use electronic mail, web based trouble report systems, and PDA based C.M.M.S softwareA comprehensive knowledge of trade tools and of occupational hazards, safety precautions, local codes and regulations pertaining to the trades are essentialKnowledge of standard grounds maintenance practicesKnowledge of safety hazards and precautions in regards to the handling and application of various equipment and toxic materialsPhysical strength and agility sufficient to work long hours out-of-doors and occasionally under adverse weather conditionsGood communication skills (verbal and written)Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructionsAbility to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situationsAbility to understand instructions, both written and oral, and to perform satisfactorily in accordance with these instructionsMust possess a valid Florida Driver's license and be able to travel to any campus/countyAbility to work effectively in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environmentAbility to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings, weekends, holidays, and perform on-call and respond to after-hour emergenciesThis 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
This is an essential position