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Date: Apr 6, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 310901 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: GROUNDSKEEPER - 42000091

Position Number: 42000091 

Salary:  $17,992.00 - $23,115.04 

Posting Closing Date: 05/03/2021 







Troy Campbell, (850) 363-6475 

One year of experience in groundskeeping and/or landscaping.

Possession of valid Driver License.


To be considered for a position with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

  • All fields in the Candidate Profile must be completed.
  • Work history, hours worked, and formal education fields must be filled out to determine qualifications for this position.
  • Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services values
and supports employment of individuals with disabilities. Qualified
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Successful applicant must pass a background screening, including fingerprinting, as a condition of employment.


This position is responsible for maintaining the grounds and parking lots of the Mayo Building and the 112 acre Agricultural Complex. Approximately 55 acres of this is highly manicured. The remaining 57 acres is pasture land. This includes all landscaping, cutting trees, mowing, edging, weed-eating, pruning, planting, pressure washing, cleaning rooftops, picking up trash on grounds, application of fertlizers, insecticides, pesticides, and herbicides and parking lot striping. Repairs parking lots, fences, gates, corrals, water troughs and exterior buildings. Keeps records on all equipment. Maintains grounds equipment, the Florida Cracker Cattle and Horses, and the irrigation and sprinkler systems.

Maintains the Mayo Building and the Agricultural Complex grounds which includes cutting trees, mowing, edging, weed-eating, pruning, planting, pressure washing and cleaning rooftops. Picks up trash on complex grounds. Maintains a program for the application of fertlizers, insecticides, pesticides and herbicides. Repairs and maintains all parking lots, fences, gates, corrals, water troughs, exterior buildings and the propagation and care of plants. Applies treatment to fencing. Maintains and operates all grounds tractors and lawn mowing equipment.  

Responsible for the maintenance, repair and operation of the Agricultural Complex irrigation system which consists of approximately 55 acres and a deep well and a three-acre pond. The pond is used for the irrigation of the  55 acres. The deep well is used to maintain the proper water level in the pond.

Assists in the maintenance of the Florida Cracker Cattle and Horses. This will include summer and winter grazing; maintaining fencing; administering vaccination and wormer medications; attending to injured animals; and feeding on a daily basis during the winter months and every other day during the summer.

Performs related work as required.


  • Ability to lift up to 75 lbs.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to frequently bend, kneel, stand and walk for several hours each day.


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: Tallahassee