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Date: Dec 6, 2017

Location: JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32221

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Requisition No: 25228 

Agency: Military Affairs

Working Title: GROUNDSKEEPER - 62000081

Position Number: 62000081 

Salary:  Agency to update 

Posting Closing Date: 12/21/2017 



Office of the Adjutant General


St. Francis Barracks, P.O. Box 1008


St. Augustine, FL 32085-1008



Vacancy # 62000081



Directorate: 125th Fighter Wing


Position Title: Groundskeeper


Job Status: Full-Time


Annual Salary: $18,570.00 - $24,200.00


Appointment Type:  Career Service (CS) – Included


Work Location: 125th Fighter Wing – 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.





High School Diploma or equivalent

Must have at least one year of Grounds keeping experience

Must have valid Driver’s License

Able to bend/stoop/squat/kneel

Able to climb stairs and ladders

Able to push or pull

Able to reach above shoulder  

Able to grasp/grip/turn

Able to lift/carry a minimum of 50lbs.





The Department of Military Affairs is committed to using its assets, including its human resource assets, in a responsible manner to provide exemplary customer service to all the people of the State of Florida.  The incumbent will perform the duties of the position in a manner that reflects this commitment.


Maintaining all lawns on base insuring that the length does not exceed 6 inches between cuttings.

Maintaining all field areas on base insuring that the length does not exceed 8 inches between cuttings.

Maintaining all ditch lines on base insuring that the length does not exceed 10 inches between cuttings.

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.


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


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


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 grounds keeping techniques. 

Skill in using lawn mowers, tree trimmers and cutters and other garden tools. 

Ability to maintain lawns and grounds. 

Ability to keep records. 

Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments. 

Ability to communicate effectively. 

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.




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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