This class is the first of three levels in the Grounds Maintenance series. Incumbents maintain College grounds and perform maintenance on grounds keeping equipment. Responsibilities may include mowing; trimming; removing weeds; operating a leaf blower; picking up trash; applying herbicides and pesticides; performing routine maintenance and/or minor maintenance on grounds keeping equipment and irrigation systems; and installing landscaping materials.
Typical Essential Duties
These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.
Performs grounds maintenance activities, which includes: mowing; edging lawns; watering and weeding lawns and gardens; trimming and pruning shrubs, hedges, and trees; performing weed abatement activities; applying mulches; applying herbicides and pesticides; and/or installing landscaping materials.
Operates and maintains a variety of grounds maintenance equipment, and machines, which includes: lawn mowers, trimmers, blowers, edgers, weed eaters, chainsaws, and other related hand and power tools. Performs routine maintenance and/or minor maintenance on grounds keeping equipment and irrigation systems
Maintains a variety of records related to equipment operation and maintenance, service requests, and/or other grounds maintenance activities.
Performs general grounds clean up, including removing litter and debris and cleaning paths and walkways.
Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
High School Diploma or equivalent (GED).
One year experience in landscape maintenance.
- An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may be acceptable in lieu of those requirements listed above.
Valid Florida Driver's License
Ability to get State Pesticide License
Knowledge, Skills, and Physical Requirements
Grounds maintenance principles and practices;
Applicable equipment, materials, and tools used in grounds maintenance activities;
Applicable chemicals, pesticides, and/or herbicides;
Safe work practices;
Computers and related software applications.
Operating and maintaining applicable grounds maintenance equipment and tools;
Applying applicable chemicals, pesticides, and/or herbicides;
Performing routine maintenance and repairs;
Performing manual labor;
Using a computer and related software applications;
Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.
Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, intense noises, and travel.
St. Petersburg College (commonly referred to as SPC) is a state college in Pinellas County, Florida. It is part of the Florida College...