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GROUNDSKEEPER

Date: Oct 9, 2019

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Requisition No: 73226 

Agency: Military Affairs

Working Title: GROUNDSKEEPER

Position Number: 62000081 

Salary:  $ 22,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 10/18/2019 

Department of Military Affairs

 

*** OPEN COMPETITIVE***

 

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

 

VACANCY # 62000081

 

 

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS (DMA)

The mission of the Florida Department of Military Affairs is to provide management oversight of the Florida National Guard and provide units and personnel ready to support national security objectives; to protect the public safety of citizens and to contribute to the national, state and community programs that add value to the United States of America and to the State of Florida.

 

 

OUR BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Dental, vision and supplemental insurance     
  • Retirement benefits   
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • Tuition waiver for public college courses
  • Training opportunities
  • For benefit information available to State of Florida employees, go to http://www.mybenefits.myflorida.com

 

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

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. 

The Department of Military Affairs is paid on a monthly basis.

This position is a Cooperative Agreement position.

As a CANDIDATE, you may be required to provide documentation (i.e. High School Diploma or Equivalency, College Transcripts, ETC.) to verify meeting these Minimum Qualifications.

 

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent; AND
  • One (1) year experience landscaping or maintaining grounds and property or related work.

 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

  • Maintaining all lawns on base ensuring that the length does not exceed 6 inches between cutting
  • Maintaining all field areas on base ensuring that the length does not exceed 8 inches between cutting
  • Maintaining all ditch lines on base ensuring that the length does not exceed 10 inches between cutting
  • Ensure all sidewalks and curb areas are edged once a month during the growing season
  • Maintaining hedges and shrubs around base ensuring 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

Ensures 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 ensuring 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 ensure items are ordered in time to meet the fertilization and weeding schedule

Ensures proper maintenance and repair of base irrigation systems:

  • Performs a functional inspection of all irrigation systems on base annually to ensure proper operation report findings to State Maintenance supervisor
  • Responsible for ensuring 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.  

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 

  • Ability to use hand tools, such as shovels, rakes, pruning saws, saws, hedge or brush trimmers, or axes.
  • Ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, benefits, repair, and maintenance.
  • 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

 

 

SPECIAL REMINDERS:

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.

 

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: http://www.sss.gov

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

The Department of Military Affairs values and supports employment of individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

 

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