Part Time Groundskeeper

Updated: 3 days ago
Location: Gainesville, FLORIDA
Job Type: PartTime

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a Part Time Groundskeeper on the Gainesville campus. This position is responsible for landscape work in a University Environment .

  • Physically demanding manual labor consisting of lawn, flower and shrub care.
  • Digging, spraying, edging and power tool operation.
  • Other duties as assigned, including building or property maintenance support as needed.

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to operate power tools, large landscape machinery and heavy equipment. Must be able to perform preventive maintenance on equipment. 
  • Must be able to understand and follow specific oral and written instruction. 
  • Must have the ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods of time, often in adverse weather conditions. 
  • Must be able to work at heights up to 65 feet.
  • Ability to operate equipment; Able to operate small hand tools; Balancing; Bending Over; Carrying; Climb up and down ladder; Climb up onto and down from equipment. Crawling; Crouching; Eye/hand coordination; Grasping; Hazards such as electrical, chemical, biological; Hearing; Inside/outside environmental factors; Kneeling; Constant, heavy, constant lifting; Moving; Pulling; Pushing; Reaching; Reaching Overhead; Repetitive use of hands/arms; Repetitive use of legs; Sitting; Standing; Stooping; Talking; Twisting; Walking (include distance); ability to work heights up to 60 feet using man lifts and ladders; operate vehicles; trucks; golf carts. Ability to operate power tools, large landscape machinery and heavy equipment. Must be able to perform preventive maintenance on equipment. Must be able to understand and follow specific oral and written instruction. Must have the ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods of time, often in adverse weather conditions. 
  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Grounds/landscaping experience preferred.
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for three professional references. 

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy 8.2.18.1.2 and can be found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section8/C224/#p8.2.18_personnel_conduct .

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section6/C2653 .

The University of North Georgia, a regional multi-campus institution and premier senior military college, provides a culture of academic excellence in a student-focused environment that includes quality education, service, research, and creativity. This is accomplished through broad access to comprehensive academic and co-curricular programs that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. The University of North Georgia is a University System of Georgia leadership institution and is The Military College of Georgia. More details on the UNG Mission, Values, Vision, and Culture can be found at https://ung.edu/about/mission-vision-values.php  

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of North Georgia, as determined by University of North Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

  • This role is considered a position of trust.
  • This position will be required to drive. 

 

Please note, the University of North Georgia career board updates daily and job postings are subject to be removed when closed or filled.

  • Position of Trust

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