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University of Georgia
retirement plan
United States, Georgia, Athens
Jun 18, 2024
Posting Details
Posting Details

Posting Number S12258P
Department FMD-Grounds-Maintenance
About the University of Georgia
Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
About the College/Unit/Department
The UGA Facilities Management Division is the largest of 7 divisions reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration. The exceptional staff of over 800 personnel manage, operate, and maintain campus landscapes, buildings, and infrastructure to promote the long-term sustainability of the University of Georgia.
College/Unit/Department website fmd.uga.edu
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Full/Part time Full Time
Work Schedule
Additional Schedule Information
M-F 6am -2:30pm
Essential worker
Some night and/or weekend work may be required to meet the needs of the organization.
Advertised Salary $36,300
Posting Date 06/17/2024
Open until filled Yes
Closing Date
Proposed Starting Date 07/22/2024
Special Instructions to Applicants
Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EEO Policy Statement
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).
USG Core Values Statement
The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found online at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section8/C224/#p8.2.18_personnel_conduct.

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found online at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section6/C2653.
Position Information

Classification Title Service/Maintenance Worker
FLSA Non-Exempt
FTE 1.00
Minimum Qualifications
Requires are least a high school diploma or equivalent. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.
Preferred Qualifications
1+ years Landscape Maintenance Experience
Position Summary
This position is manual labor performing maintenance of grounds in assigned areas on campus. This employee safely operates various types of equipment associated with grounds maintenance and will likely operate more difficult machinery including riding mowers, tractor loaders, leaf trucks, and dump trucks. This employee assists and directs the crew in work completion, as well as, assists in the training of proper maintenance techniques and methods. This employee will follow and monitor safety protocols. This employee monitors the crew's equipment. This employee will assist in other aspects of grounds maintenance including but not limited to weed control and irrigation. This employee will respond to campus emergencies during work hours including inclement weather events.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

  • Ability to operate all types of Grounds Maintenance equipment to include mowers, tractors, trimmers, edgers and backpack blowers.
  • Understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to work under adverse weather conditions (heat, cold, etc.).
  • Knowledge of pesticides and weed control.

Physical Demands

  • Constant physical labor 8 hours a day/5 days a week.
  • Extensive/constant stooping, bending, squatting and working with your hands above your head; lift 75 lbs. consistently throughout the work day.
  • Driving as needed to perform job related tasks

Is driving a responsibility of this position? Yes
Is this a Position of Trust? Yes
Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No
Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes
Credit and P-Card policy
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.
Background Investigation Policy
Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website.


  • Maintain grounds turf and landscaping by operating major equipment associated with grounds maintenance such as riding lawn mowers, backpack blowers, weed trimmers and edgers, dump trucks, leaf trucks, tractors, aerators, and tractor loaders.
  • Keep assigned grounds area professionally maintained.
  • Assists in planning and organization of daily work.
  • Helps and directs the crew to stay on task to meet established timelines.
  • Monitors assigned grounds area for maintenance and safety issues.

Percentage of time 60


  • Maintains and follows all safety guidelines, including but not limited to wearing and using PPE safety gear at all times, assists with monitoring crew for adherence to all safety guidelines.
  • Assists in training employees in proper maintenance techniques and methods.
  • Monitors all equipment in crew's use for servicing, repairs, maintenance, safety, and proper operating condition.
  • Responsible for crew's equipment inventory.

Percentage of time 20

  • Assists in other aspects of grounds maintenance including but not limited to:

    • mulching
    • insecticide, fungicide and herbicide applications in the assigned grounds area
    • irrigation (operating properly, set water times and locations, and reports any malfunctions in the irrigation system to the Irrigation Crew for immediate attention and/or repair)
    • weed control
    • trash patrol

Percentage of time 15


  • Responds to campus emergencies during work hours including inclement weather events

Percentage of time 5