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*This is a Non-Exempt position. Employees in this position are paid an hourly pay rate, on a bi-weekly basis, and are eligible to receive overtime pay for any hours worked over 40 in a work week.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Supervises the activities of an assigned crew in the Grounds Shop of Campus Services. Performs total exterior inspections and coordinates repair and maintenance of all landscapes, hardscapes, signage, lighting, waste, roads and bridges. Conducts daily general inspections of work sites to ensure consistent quality standards are being met. Functions as a liaison between internal and external customers and Campus Services to coordinate requests and needs. Maintains pesticide application record reports. Assists in coordinating inclement weather and other emergency work campus wide. May help manage subcontractors. Responsible for campus wide duties, which may include: tree maintenance and removal, annual flower installation and maintenance, campus wide turfgrass program, and the invasive species removal program. Procures all necessary equipment. Orders seed, fertilizer, plants, mulch, pesticides, tools, and other materials. Coordinates irrigation contractors for maintenance of irrigation systems. Hires, trains, and evaluates staff in performance of landscape maintenance. Assists in coordinating new landscape projects. Identifies appropriate training to enhance and develop employees' skills. Leads staff meetings. Responsible for daily time reports, bi-weekly payroll and the monitoring of employee leave reports. Initiates and assists HR with necessary corrective disciplinary actions, which may include writing disciplinary letters. Assists with graduation and other campus events. Performs related responsibilities as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A high school diploma or equivalent. Five years of grounds maintenance experience which includes two years in a supervisory role. A valid Georgia driver's license and an insurable driving record is required. A valid Category 24 Ornamental and Turf Pest Control Pesticide Applicators License from the Georgia Department of Agriculture or the ability to obtain certification within six months of employment. Knowledge of turf and plant installation and maintenance, chemical application methods, equipment maintenance and operation and of floricultural and arboricultural practices. Positions within this classification may require the ability to lift 50 pounds and to bend, stoop, or twist.

The above statements are intended to describe the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the personnel so classified.


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