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Apply now Job no: 497095
Work type: Full Time
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Staff


Landscaping & Grounds Maintenance

Normal Work Schedule:

6:30am-3:00 Monday-Friday, Call maybe required

Anticipated Start Date:

August 1, 2024


$11.30 per hour

Job Summary:

Performs landscape functions to maintain and improve campus grounds.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains campus grounds using a variety of hand tools, power tools, vehicles, and other equipment. These include, but are not limited to, shovels, rakes, picks, pruners, string trimmers, edgers, blowers, leaf vacuums, hedge trimmers, chainsaws, pole saws, augers, tillers, trenchers, concrete grinders, ladders, spreaders, chemical sprayers, paint machines, push mowers, riding mowers, reel mowers, trucks, dump trucks, bucket trucks, trailers, tractors, tractor implements, front-end loaders, skid steers, skid steer implements, and fork lifts.
  • Performs a variety of duties on campus grounds. These duties include, but are not limited to, mowing, trimming, edging, blowing, pruning, installation and care of shrubs/trees/flowers, disease and pest identification, weed pulling, pesticide applications, fertilizing, seeding, aerifying, topdressing, field painting, sodding, planting, watering, mulching, pine strawing, debris removal, leaf removal, filling holes and low areas, storm water drain cleaning, roof and gutter cleaning, fountain cleaning, asphalt patching, basic irrigation system controls and maintenance, and identifying and correcting general issues and deficiencies.
  • Maintains equipment by, but not limited to, checking fluid levels daily, cleaning air filters and radiators daily, checking tire pressure daily, changings fluids and filters, sharpening and changing mower blades, and general routine cleaning of equipment.
  • Responsible for completing and maintaining training and certification required within the department and University.
  • Performs otherduties as assigned

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Any combination of training and experience equivalent to: High school graduation and three years experience in routine and general maintenance which includes carpentry, plumbing, and electrical work.
  • Valid Alabama state driver’s license.

Employee Benefits:

JSU strives to provide great quality of life to our employees through an attractive, competitive benefits package for our full-time faculty and staff. These benefits enhance your salary as a JSU employee and are part of your total compensation package. 

Benefits include:

  • Retirement Plans
    • Alabama Teacher’s Retirement System (TRS)
    • RSA-1 Deferred Compensation
    • 403-B Retirement Annuity (TIAA)
  • Health Insurance
    • Medical (PEEHIP)
    • Optional plans:  vision, dental, flexible spending plan, dependent care, cancer and hospital indemnity
  • Long-term disability and life insurance
  • Tuition assistance
  • Paid and unpaid leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Prescription assistance

For additional information regarding benefits, please visit our website.

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