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Grounds Crewmember

Posting Date: 10/9/2014
Closing Date: Position remains posted on this Employment Page until filled or closed.
Department: Facilities Maintenance
Position Type/Benefits:

FT/Full Benefits Package

The grounds crewmember performs semi-skilled work in the maintenance, care, and modification of campus grounds and landscapes which includes the operation of electrically-powered and gasoline-powered groundskeeping equipment and machines, and the use of small hand and power tools or equipment in planting, cultivating, and trimming grounds and landscaping.

EDUCATION, WORK EXPERIENCE AND REQUIREMENTS:
  1. Completion of the 10th grade is required.  However, significant groundskeeping experience beyond that required for the position may be substituted for the required formal education.  A high school diploma or the equivalent is preferred.
  2. A minimum of three years experience as a laborer, gardener, groundskeeper or similar work involving general labor duties which may include maintenance of grounds
  3. Must be able to read English language sufficiently to understand written work orders and instructions as well as directions for the proper use of machinery and disposal/storage of solvents, chemicals, and similar products used in grounds services.
  4. Must have valid Florida Driver’s License.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  1. Requires the ability to lift and carry groundskeeping supplies and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 100 pounds on an occasional basis, prolonged walking or standing, and frequent bending, stooping, kneeling, and reaching on a daily basis.
  2. Requires a full range of physical motion in order to operate manual, electrically-powered and/or gasoline-powered groundskeeping equipment and machines.
  3. Requires the ability to access facilities and areas which may only be accessible by climbing stairs or by climbing ladders to a height of 15 feet (e.g., for tree trimming).
  4. Must be able to move throughout assigned areas, as the work is performed primarily out-of-doors, year round.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
  1. Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  2. The work area may be subject to environmental discomfort such as loud noises, and/or extremes of heat or cold.
  3. Scope of the position requires exposure to and use of chemical compounds for application on trees, shrubs, ground cover, flowers, and grasses which may be hazardous and cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, application, use and disposal/storage are not properly followed.
  4. The work often requires wearing protective gear that may be uncomfortable.
  5. Position is subject to changes in schedules as needed by management.  Examples include, but are not limited to, seasonal shifts and area reassignment.

To Apply

Unless other contact information is specified in the job posting, please follow the application instructions below to ensure proper submission of materials.  Please note the appropriate e-mail address below for electronic submission of documents.

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a completed Employment Application and Disclosure form.

Electronic documents can be sent to:
hr@flsouthern.edu

OR mail to:
Florida Southern College
Attn: Human Resources
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801

OR fax:
863.680.5007

To apply, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen or have legal authorization to work in the United States. The type of legal work authorization must be indicated on the employment application when the applicant is not a U.S. citizen and qualifies for U.S. employment.

 Download the Employment Application and Disclosure Form


Please note: The completed Florida Southern College Application for Employment and Disclosure forms must be received before the College will process your application materials.

Typed data cannot be saved on the application form. Once complete, the form must be printed and mailed, faxed or e-mailed to the location provided. Applicants may also visit the Business Affairs Office in the Raulerson Building to complete the application Monday – Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM.

Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is the oldest private comprehensive college in Florida. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 52 undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio; is an award-winning national leader in engaged learning; and boasts 27 NCAA Division II national championships. It is ranked the No. 5 Regional College in the South by U.S. News and World Report; named a Top Baccalaureate College by Washington Monthly; and included in The Princeton Review’s 379 Best Colleges, The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015, and Forbes magazine’s America’s Top Colleges Guide. The College is committed to the development of the whole student through vibrant student life programs that prepare graduates to make a positive, consequential effect on society. Nestled by scenic Lake Hollingsworth, the College is conveniently located within an hour’s drive of both Orlando and Tampa. FSC is home to the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2012. Named the “Most Beautiful Campus in the Nation” for two consecutive years by The Princeton Review and one of the nation’s “Ten College Campuses with the Best Architecture” by Architectural Digest, Florida Southern is an internationally-recognized place of beauty and academic excellence.