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Date: Feb 5, 2018

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 29522 

Agency: Management Services


Position Number: 72001800 

Salary:  $25,000.00 - $30,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 02/19/2018 

Real Estate Development & Management

State of Florida Department of Management Services

This position is located in Tallahassee, Capitol Circle Office Center

Groundskeeping Supervisor II – Bureau of Operations & Maintenance

The Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) is a customer-oriented agency responsible for managing various business-related functions throughout state government. Under the direction of Governor Rick Scott and DMS’ Executive Leadership Team, the agency oversees the real estate, procurement, human resources, group insurance, retirement, telecommunications, private prisons, and fleet and federal property assistance programs utilized throughout Florida’s state government. The Department of Management Services is relied upon to establish, maintain and improve the business processes used by state employees to create a better, not bigger government.  The Department of Management Services facilitates the delivery of these programs and services and provides tools and training to bolster the efficiency and effectiveness of the state’s workforce. It is against this backdrop that DMS strives to demonstrate its motto, “We serve those who serve Florida.” Under the leadership of DMS Secretary Erin Rock, DMS’ employees embody four pillars on a daily basis: establishing a process-oriented mindset; challenging the status quo; creating efficiencies; and respecting state employees.

Position responsibilities

This is a supervisory position maintaining the Capitol Complex and associated grounds areas, by directing a crew of Laborers, Groundskeepers and other semi-skilled positions.

The incumbent leads, directs, coaches, disciplines, and trains employees to perform effectively and efficiently in all areas of groundskeeping.

The incumbent works alongside his staff in implementing a landscaping program involving the planting, fertilizing, and maintenance of lawns, shrubs, flowers, trees and performs special projects related to the building exteriors and related facilities. Directs the correct selection and application of insecticides, fungicides and herbicides in a safe and environmentally sound program. Troubleshooting of irrigation systems.

Maintains administrative records including inventory of equipment, supplies, personnel records, plus initiates purchase requisitions for needed supplies and equipment.

Approves leave and employee time sheets.


Evaluates employees, as necessary, through establishing evaluation criteria, responsibilities, and meeting regularly with employees to ensure the pre-established criteria are met.

Maintain and complete the necessary employee records for submittal to immediate supervisor.

Provide appropriate personnel, paper work, and documentation to Bureau and Personnel office(s) as required.

Communicate on a regular basis with employees both individually and in staff meetings.

Ability to understand and take instructions from supervisor.

Ability to work independently or as team.


Initiate Requisitions or purchase necessary tools, equipment and materials essential to perform the proper repairs or parking garages and work projects.

Responsible for procuring labor and materials using state Visa purchasing card.

Responsible for insuring proper quotes for project services and materials. Must follow appropriate state & internal guidelines.

Responsible for proper approval and funding prior to purchasing/making card purchases.


Ability to cooperate with other employees and display a professional attitude.

Ability to perform all work in a safe manner.

Ability to realize areas of technical deficiencies and strive to master those skills.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of one years' supervisory experience.
  • Valid and applicable driver's license.    
  • Knowledge of grounds keeping, landscaping or horticultural techniques.
  • Employee must possess and maintain State of Florida turf and Ornamental Spray Applicator’s license or the equivalent. Employee has 90 days from time of employment to obtain license.

Physical Attributes

This position requires:

  • prolonged periods of time walking, standing, bending, lifting up to 30 lbs. and the use of all types of ladders
  • prolonged periods of sedentary work which involves repetitive motion
  • ability to drive and/or fly for long distances
  • working outdoors in all kinds of weather
  • use of hand or power tools or equipment
  • ability to drive trucks or other vehicles to or at work sites
  • ability to operate all equipment used by the Grounds Section including but not limited to all lawn mowing equipment, weed eaters, blowers, tractors and line marking equipment

DMS is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled individuals into its workforce.  We recognize the extensive training, experience and transferrable skills that veterans and individuals with disabilities bring to the workforce.  Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact our recruiter for guidance and answers to questions through the following provided email addresses.

An individual with a disability is qualified if he or she satisfies the skills, experience, and other job related requirements for a position and can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DMS Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 488-2707. DMS requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

Successful completion of background screening will be required for this position.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee