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Grounds Maintenance Technician-Floyd Campus

Grounds Maintenance Technician-Floyd Campus

Grounds Maintenance Technician-Floyd Campus

Job ID: 268235

Location: GHC - Floyd Campus

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Georgia Highlands College is a multi-campus, state college member of the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1970 as Floyd Junior College, it now serves more than 6,000 students in Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama across its five locations in Rome, Cartersville, Marietta, and Dallas. GHC currently offers over 30 areas of study with associate degree and bachelor's degree options both in the classroom and online.

We are a growing and progressive institution with opportunities for great employees to grow in a fast-paced and challenging work environment that encourages employee wellness and overall success. Our combined efforts at GHC have led to numerous awards, honors, and countless stories of success for students and employees.

Job Summary

Under direct supervision of a supervisor or appointee, this position performs entry-level grounds keeping and landscape maintenance duties at campus/instructional site grounds.

This position is located at GHC Floyd Campus


• Is responsible to understand, support, and carry out the college's mission, vision, and values and comply with mandates and regulations of government and accrediting bodies.

• Cares for the campus grounds, such as mowing lawns, watering flowers and shrubbery, trimming trees and bushes, etc.

• Operates appropriate equipment/tools to:

o Mow grass and trim weeds to maintain campus landscape

o Edge sidewalks and natural areas

o Remove leaves/debris from sidewalks, parking lots, tennis courts, pavilions, and fitness trail

o Prune trees and shrubs

o Plant flowers and maintain flower beds

• Places pine straw, hardwood mulch, gravel and other ground covers in landscape

• Applies herbicides to landscape

• Walks the assigned campus area, collecting and removing trash from campus grounds

• Collects trash and debris and places in disposal containers/areas

• Maintains grounds maintenance equipment

• Sets up and removes tables and chairs for special events

• Assists in set-ups in designated areas for special meetings and events.

• Assists in inclement weather duties, such as clearing snow from sidewalks, parking lots, etc

• Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

• Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent

• Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years

• Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license for the type of vehicle or equipment operated

Proposed Salary

$33,508.00 annually

Full time -Benefits Eligible

Required Documents to Attach

• Resume

• Cover Letter

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Knowledge of grounds maintenance principles and practices

• Knowledge of the operation, maintenance, and repair of grounds maintenance equipment

• Skill in the operation of assigned vehicles and equipment

• Skill in the analysis of problems and the implementation of solutions

• Skill in oral and written communication

Apply Before Date

Applications accepted until position is filled

Contact Information

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Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Highlands College, as determined by Georgia Highlands College in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Highlands College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Not Applicable

Experience Level : Entry Level

Job Function : General

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