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Date: Feb 8, 2017

Location: JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32221

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The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website.

Requisition No: 3361 

Agency: Military Affairs

Working Title: GROUNDSKEEPER - 62000081

Position Number: 62000081 

Salary:  $20,800.00 - $22,880.00 

Posting Closing Date: 02/21/2017 


Office of the Adjutant General

St. Francis Barracks, P.O. Box 1008

 St. Augustine, FL 32085-1008


Vacancy # 62000081



Directorate: 125th Fighter Wing/FLANG


Job Status: Full-Time

Annual Salary: $19,692.58 - $24,756.69

Appointment Type:  Career Service (CS) – Included

Work Location: 125th Fighter Wing (125th FW) – Jacksonville, FL

Vacancies: Open Competitive


APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59 p.m. on closing date



  • New employees of the Department of Military Affairs will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening.
  • New employees of the Department of Military Affairs are required to participate in a direct deposit/electronic transfer program.
  • This position requires medical monitoring. Continued employment in this position requires the incumbent to take annual medical monitoring physicals.



  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Must have at least 1 year of prior Groundskeeper experience
  • Must be willing to perform a variety of tasks as assigned
  • Must possess a working knowledge of gasoline powered landscape equipment (mowers, edger’s, trimmers, chainsaw, etc.)
  • Ability to operate lawn maintenance equipment and tools
  • Ability to climb up to 40 feet
  • Must have the ability to hear
  • Must have a valid Florida driver’s license
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50lbs.
  • Must be able to stand and work as long as 12 hours in different positions
  • Must be able to work outdoors and endure temperature and extreme weather




Insures proper maintenance of base lawns, shrubs and trees to include:

Maintaining all lawns on base insuring that the length does not exceed 6 inches between cutting *Maintaining all field areas on base insuring that the length does not exceed 8 inches between cutting *Maintaining all ditch lines on base insuring that the length does not exceed 10 inches between cutting *Insure all sidewalks and curb areas are edged once a month during the growing season

Maintaining hedges and shrubs around base insuring that they are trimmed at least once a month during the growing season

Survey and determine shaping and trimming requirements for trees on base annually


Insures proper maintenance and servicing of Mowers, weed eaters, chainsaws and edging equipment to include:

Performs maintenance and repairs on push and riding type mowers and Identifies equipment that require contract maintenance to the State Supervisor *Performs maintenance and repairs of weed eaters, chain saws, hedge trimmers, blowers and stick edger's and all other 2 cycle lawn equipment *Performs maintenance and repairs of walk behind edger's *Responsible for insuring an adequate supply of spare parts are on hand to maintain all lawn equipment


Establishes and maintains a fertilization and weeding schedule for base lawns to include:

Establish fertilization and weeding schedule for State supervisors review annually *Identify supplies required to meet annual schedule and insure items are ordered in time to meet the fertilization and weeding schedule


Insures proper maintenance and repair of base irrigation systems:

Performs a functional inspection of all irrigation systems on base annually to insure proper operation report findings to State Maintenance supervisor *Responsible for insuring an adequate supply of spare parts are on hand to maintain all irrigation systems on base


Maintains records and performs all other assigned duties:

Responsible for maintaining lawn maintenance work orders and lawn equipment records

Perform all other duties assigned by the State Maintenance Supervisor to include but not limited to; assisting other labors and Maintenance mechanics in their assigned duties.


ENTRY LEVEL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: (Note: The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) identified in this class specification represent those needed to perform the duties of this class. Additional knowledge, skills, and abilities may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.

  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
  • Skills in controlling operations of equipment or systems
  • The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
  • The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
  • The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position
  • The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.



  • The State of Florida and The Department of Military Affairs participate in the E-Verify program. Federal law requires that all employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of any person hired to work in the United States.
  • The State of Florida and The Department of Military Affairs do not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
  • Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website:
  • All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis.
  • If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.



The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville

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