Duval County Public SchoolsGroundskeeper

Duval County Public Schools

Groundskeeper (1077)

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Job Details

Posting ID1077

Job Summary


Unskilled and semi-skilled grounds keeping and landscaping work.  Maintains equipment.  This class lies below that of Tractor Operator.



  Essential Functions


Percent of Job

1.    Cleans, plants, fertilizes, sprinkles, mows, edges, and otherwise maintains grounds and play areas.


2.    Trims hedges and rakes leaves.


3.    Polices and maintains grounds and picks up trash.


4.    Plants trees and shrubbery.


5.    Assists in laying out, reconditioning, and readying athletic fields, entailing sodding as necessary.


6.    Drives trucks for hauling sand, fill and other materials.


7.    Performs other duties as assigned.





Open Requirements:  Read, write, and understand English at the 8th grade level.


Promotional Requirements:  NA


Licensing/Certification/Registration:  A valid Florida Class E driver's license is required prior to appointment and must be maintained during employment in this class.   First Aid & CPR certification must be obtained prior to completion of the employee’s probationary period and maintained during employment in this class.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)   

  • Knowledge of  grounds keeping and landscaping techniques, methods, practices, and procedures
  • Knowledge of grounds maintenance work
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety procedures of the trade
  • Strong skills in the use and care of the tools and equipment used in grounds keeping and landscaping work
  • Basic oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English at the 8th grade level
  • Ability to operate small power lawn mowers, chain saws and other light equipment
  • Ability to carry out oral and written instructions
  • Ability to withstand arduous work, such as kneeling, stooping, bending, handling, lifting and reaching
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle 

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions Legend:          

0% = No Requirement (N)

1-20% = Some Requirement 1-2 hours per day (S)

21-50% = Moderate Requirement 2.5 – 4 hours per day (M)

51-79% = Great Requirement 4.5-6 hours per day (G)

80-100% = Constant Requirement 6.5 hours or more per day (C)


Physical Requirements/Movement:

Lift heavy (51 to 100 lbs.) items or awkward weights (M)

See (C)

Hear (C)

Talk (M)

Sit (G)

Walk (G)

Stand (C)

Grasp (G)

Fine hand & finger movements (G)

Repetitive arm and hand motion (G)

Color perception necessary (S)


Push/pull movements (M)

Bend/stoop (G)

Reach above/below the waist (G)

Twist (M)

Crawl (N)

Kneel (M)

Crouch (S)

Squat (G)

Operate equipment (C) – Gas powered edgers, hedge trimmers, and weed trimmers

Operate motor vehicle (C)

Work Conditions:

Significant changes in temperature/humidity (G)

Hot (M)

Cold (M)

Dusty (M)

Exposure to outdoor elements (C)

Noisy conditions (C)

Chemical exposure (S) - Herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides

Bleach, soaps, water (S) – After work clean up

Gloves necessary (M) – Rubber gloves to apply herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides



Grease or oils (S) – Lubricating tractors and equipment

Fumes/Gases  (S) – Gas powered edgers, hedge trimmers, and weed trimmers

Moving/Mechanical hazards (C) - Edgers, hedge trimmers, and weed trimmers

Use of electrical/power tools (C) – Gas powered edgers, hedge trimmers, and weed trimmers

Other (S) Dirt


Note:       The essential functions, physical demands, and working conditions described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$10.30 - $16.34 / Per Hour
Location7257 GROUNDS CREW

Applications Accepted

Start Date08/27/2018