• Georgia Southern University
  • Statesboro, GA, USA
  • Mar 25, 2022
Full time Facilities Management

Job Description



Job ID: 240982
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.


Department Information
9950301 - Grounds Operations

Job Summary
Maintain, care, and modify University grounds and landscape. Operate electrically/gasoline-powered equipment and machines. Use small hand and power tools in planting, cultivating, trimming grounds and landscaping.


  • Perform related duties as assigned to support the mission of the University
  • Perform routine landscaping tasks within assigned areas (i.e., weeding, pruning, and mulching, seeding, edging, trimming, planting)
  • Identify, prepare and apply herbicides, pesticides, chemicals, fertilizers
  • Maintain turf by mowing, seeding, sodding, edging of sidewalks and watering
  • Assist with tree trimming, clean-up and removal
  • Operate lawnmowers and various equipment used in landscaping and parking lot maintenance
  • Perform general and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment (i.e., sharpening blades, changing oils, lubricants, filters, belts)
  • Operate pressure washers to clean exterior building cleaning
  • Work as a team member with others in coordinating all phases of work
  • Adhere to OSHA standards, employ safe practices, and follow safety policies/procedures

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Experience

  • One (1) year of related work experience
  • Experience performing commercial landscape maintenance
  • Experience operating commercial lawn mowers and small power equipment

Proposed Salary
$11.39 per hour

Required Documents to Attach

  • Please provide three (3) professional references in the Required Documents to Attach section on your application.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Ability to work well in a diverse environment
  • Exhibit engaging customer service
  • Navigate web access and email with or without reasonable accommodation


  • Understanding of procedures and willingness to follow University policies to meet institutional goals
  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success


  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated organizational and human relation skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service centered work ethic
  • Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

Apply Before Date
Position Open Until Filled

Contact Information
For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by e-mail at

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

Conditions of Employment

  • Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community
  • Successful completion of background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Proof of valid driver's license upon hire and throughout employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia Southern University provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicant for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the America with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information

  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Work generally performed in outdoor environment
  • Exposed to varying weather conditions and external elements
  • May be required to maneuver items weighing up to 50 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation

Background Check
Standard and DMV

Other Information
Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

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