Grounds Keeper

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Nov 08, 2023
Full time Facilities Management

Job Description


Grounds Keeper

Job ID: 261630
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.


Augusta University

Our Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

Our Summerville Campus: 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

Job Summary

The Grounds Keeper maintains and beautifies grounds, maintains grounds equipment, set ups, and performs waste management.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:



Maintain Turf Grass, Trees, Shrubs,& Groundcovers: Mows lawns using power equipment, collecting clippings and adjusts cutting height as needed; Line trims around signs, trees, bunkers, fence lines and valve boxes; Edges along walks, curbs and beds; Replaces and repairs divots; Inspects lawns prior to mowing for obstacles such as debris, irrigation heads, rocks, sticks, valve boxes, etc. Prunes plant materials with hand and power tools at appropriate times and removes debris; Controls weeds manually and with herbicides; Applies fertilizer to shrubs and trees; Plants and maintains seasonal color beds


Maintains Ground Equipment: Performs and records routine maintenance; Checks engine oil prior to starting; Cleans equipment after each use; Notifies crew leader and supervisor of safety issues


Maintains Mechanical Aspects of The Golf Range: Assists with irrigation repairs; Cleans golf balls and delivers to the Club House; Maintains cleanliness of physical features such as flags and signs


Cleans & Organizes Grounds Warehouse & Performs Waste Management: Empties and cleans waste containers; Empties cigarette urns and replenishes sand; Removes litter and chewing gum; Sweeps floors and collects trash' Keeps tools, equipment and vehicles in good condition and stored properly; Returns flammable product container to fire proof cabinets; Safeguards and secures grounds tools and equipment


Appearance & Attitude: Must wear appropriate uniform, appropriate personal protection equipment and maintain good hygiene; Treat others with respect, to include supervisors, coworkers, subordinates, faculty, students, vendors and visitors; Observe all departmental and university policies and procedures


Other Duties: Performs all other job-related duties/tasks as assigned.


Required Qualifications

High School diploma, GED or equivalent from a recognized State or Federal organization or one year of experience in a similar position in a commercial, hospital, or industrial environment; Valid driver's license required to operate golf carts and vehicles.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities



Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the grounds trade.


Considerable knowledge of the standard practices, materials, tools, and equipment of the grounds trade.




Skill in the use and care of tools and equipment of the grounds trade.


Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills




Must be able to lift/carry 75 lbs,


Ability to maintain confidentiality.


Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.


Must have a current driver's license to operate golf carts and vehicles.


Must be able to work independently and as a team member.


Must be able to work well with co-workers, supervisors, and faculty



Shift Days; Monday - Friday (Several Positions Available)


Pay Grade: 4


Salary: $15.00/hourly


Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position
Recruitment Period: Until Filled



Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.



Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.



Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!


Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.



If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.



Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.



For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.



All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Driver's License Statement

The Human Resources Division will request a driver's history report for the identified top candidate(s) for this position. We will initiate this through our Background Check Vendor; this report will come from the Department of Motor Vehicles. The selected candidate must have a valid driver's license.

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply

Consider applying with us today!

Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university

Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee

If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365

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