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Date: Nov 11, 2020

Location: SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL, US, 32084

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Requisition No: 234761 

Agency: School for the Deaf & Blind

Working Title: GROUNDSKEEPER - 48008150

Position Number: 48008150 

Salary:  $21,944.00 - $24,944.00 

Posting Closing Date: 01/04/2021 

POSITION TITLE:  Groundskeeper


POSITION TYPE:  Career Service


DEPARTMENT:  Facilities


FSDB SALARY RANGE – 12 month:  $21,944.00 - $24,944.00 Annually.


PREFERRED:  Professional landscaping experience.  Experience operating the following equipment: Tractor, Backhoe, "Z" Turn Mower, Handheld Sprayer and Power Driver, Push Mower, String Trimmer, Edger, Blower and Chainsaw.  Experience in Irrigation systems, Herbicides, and Pesticides.


CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  Applicants under consideration for employment at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind will be required to complete background investigation.  Fingerprints will be taken and sent to the Florida Department of Law enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a background check of your criminal history record(s) at the state and national level.


WORK LOCATION: Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, 207 North San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, Florida


WORK HOURS:  Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 3:30pm (Hours may vary in the summer).


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is responsible for the maintenance of a safe and attractive campus environment. Performs installation and maintenance of the irrigation system. General maintenance of grounds which includes, but is not limited to, shrub trimming, ornamental pruning, daily sidewalk and parking lot clearing, litter and trash removal, weed removal, leaf pick-up and removal, mulching, planting shrubs, ornamentals and flowers, campus fertilization, grass mowing, trimming and maintaining trees. Performs campus setups as requested. Transport student luggage from dormitories to bus loading area per student home going. Keep accurate records of attendance and work orders.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of grounds keeping techniques; Knowledge and skill in installation and repair of irrigation systems; Skill in using lawn mowers, edgers, string trimmers and other grounds keeping equipment; Ability to keep records; Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments; Ability to communicate effectively; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with others; Ability to follow written and oral instructions; Ability and skill to safely lift various objects when necessary; Ability to lift up to 30 pounds; Ability to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of work constantly to move objects; Ability to maintain a Valid State of Florida Driver's License and meet FSDB requirements to operate a state vehicle according to the Transportation Policy; Ability to complete training and administer skills acquired in CPR.


Applicants who are selected for hire will be encouraged to learn sign language. Please note: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind provides education to acquire sign language skills.


State Benefits for Career Service Employees: Florida Retirement System, Health Insurance ($50/month for individual coverage, $180.00/month for family coverage), $25,000 Life Insurance policy (paid for by the state).  Optional, Spousal and Child life insurance offered to employees.  Supplemental policies are offered to employees (dental, vision, accident, hospitalization, etc).  Career Service Employees earn 4 hours of annual leave and 4 hours of sick leave every pay period.  Career Service employees receive nine (9) paid holidays per year along with one personal day. 




All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis.


An attached resume is not a substitute for the information required on the application.  It is the responsibility of all applicants to keep their application current.




Applications accepted through People First only.


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APPLICATION DEADLINE:  11:59 p.m. on December 4, 2020.


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