Georgia Employer GROUNDSKEEPER II - 17000585 in Atlanta, Georgia

Description: This position is within the Grounds department of Facilities Management Services, and will work at the GSU Perimeter College Satellite campuses. The satellite campuses are located in Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, and Newton. Schedule: Monday through Thursday 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Duties:Performs gardening and grounds maintenance in caring for turf, shrubs, ground cover, flowers, and hard surfaces by using tools and power equipment. Works as a lead worker for a small group of grounds keeping employees. Must be able to endure extreme heat in the summer and cold winters. Work requires to drive and work in different campuses. Mow turf using both walk behind and riding mowers and fertilize turf, shrubs, ground cover, flowerbeds and trees.Operate power equipment such as: rototiller, sod cutter, soil compactor, chain saw, verticutter, hedge trimmer, blowers, mower, tractor, and edger. Ability to properly operate a variety of equipment and tools including: aerial lifts, chain saws, chippers, mini-excavators, skid loaders, hand mowers, rototillers, rollers, lawn sweepers, leaf blowers, and salt spreaders.cares for and maintains tools. Maintains and sharpens tools and makes minor repairs on equipment, as needed. Performs routine cleaning and maintenance on gardening and grounds equipment. Performs continuous preventative maintenance on existing irrigation systems, including programming irrigation controls as needed due to weather and/or usage of facilities.Performs gardening and grounds maintenance in caring for turf, shrubs, ground cover, flowers, and hard surfaces by using tools and power equipment.Safely operate University owned vehicles and transport equipment.Weed shrub, ground cover, and flowerbeds. Sweep, rake, remove leaves and trash, and clean drains and gutters. Prune and shape trees and shrubs for improved health. Edge and trim ground cover around buildings, walks,walls, shrubs, trees, and lamp poles.Apply pesticides under the supervision of a licensed pest control operator.Install new irrigation systems where required and repair or replace broken irrigation lines, and valves.May supervise and instruct one or several helpers.Ability to work weekends and overtime when required.Assists in inclement weather duties, such as removing snow and ice from sidewalks and driveways.Perform other duties as assigned or requested. Disclaimer: This job requisition provides a high-level job definition. It is not intended to provide a comprehensive or exclusive list of job duties. As such, job duties and/or responsibilities within the context of this job requisition may change at the discretion the employee's direct supervisor. Qualifications: High school diploma or GED and one year of grounds keeping experience. Must pass a criminal background check. A valid Georgia driver's license is required. Landscaping experience, especially in large scale landscaping, preferred. College/Business Unit: Facilities Management Services Department: Facilities - Grounds, Satellite Campuses Location: Atlanta Campus Shift: Monday through Thursday 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Salary : $23,460 - $24,700 Pay Grade: 6 FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Job Type: Full Time (Benefits Eligible) Job Posting: 04/17/17, 9:40:32 AM Closing Date: 04/28/17, 11:59:00 PM Preferred Hiring Qualifications: A successful candidate should possess:Ability to operate hand tools and equipment used in grounds keeping such as lawnmower, weed-eater, shears, trimmers, etc. Ability to follow detailed oral/written instructions. Ability to reach, bend, stoop, push and/or pull, and frequently lift up to 50 lbs. or moreAbility to operate a motor vehicle. Have knowledge operating all landscaping equipment. Must be able to maintain the landscaping equipment.CDL Category 24 Pesticide license.Wears protective clothing and/or Personal Protective Equipment required by the work environment or governmental regulations. Special Instructions: A complete and accurate application i