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Grounds Maintenance Technician

Georgia Highlands College
Job Description
Job Description Summary

This position is responsible for performing technical duties in the maintenance of campus/instructional site grounds.

Georgia Highlands is a growing and progressive institution with opportunities for the individual selected to grow with us. With a focus on employee wellness and development, the culture is warm and embracing, while the work is fast paced and challenging.Regular full-time staff, administrators, and faculty enjoy the abundant array of University System health, retirement, and other benefits which includes tuition assistance after six months of employment. Additionally, GHC is a qualifying employer under the Department of Education Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF). This program provides student loan repayment and forgiveness for qualifying loans for eligible full-time employees. See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more information.

This is an excellent opportunity to impact the lives of literally thousands of students and their families.

Key Qualifications
  • Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license for the type of vehicle or equipment operated
Key Responsibilities
  • Mows grass and trims weeds
  • Edges sidewalks and natural areas
  • Operates a leaf blower on sidewalks, parking lots, tennis courts, pavilions, and fitness trail
  • Collects trash and debris
  • Applies herbicides
  • Maintains grounds maintenance equipment
  • Prunes trees and shrubs
  • Plants flowers and maintains flower beds
  • Places pine straw
  • Sets up and removes tables and chairs for special events
  • This role may be designed by the institution as a Position of Trust, and managers will inform employees if this designation pertains to them
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of grounds maintenance principles and practices
  • Knowledge of the operation, maintenance and repair of grounds maintenance equipment
  • Skill in the operation of assigned vehicles and equipment
  • Skill in the analysis of problems and the implementation of solutions
  • Skill in oral and written communication
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