Groundskeeper - Valencia College in Orlando Florida

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Valencia College

Orlando, Florida

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Performs grounds maintenance, routine plant care, and landscaping duties using the proper equipment. Maintains roadways and sidewalks at a high standard of appearance.

Campus Location

Lake Nona Campus Department: Grounds Maintenance

Essential Job Functions

1. Cuts and edges lawn areas using lawn mowers, edgers, tractor, or other lawn maintenance equipment.
2. Prunes, trims, weeds, sprays and mulches trees, shrubs, grass, and other plant material. Plants flowers, trees, shrubs, and sod.
3. Checks operation of sprinkler system, reports defects, and hand waters areas not covered by sprinkler system.
4. Sweeps all exterior sidewalks, including vacuuming and hosing down.
5. Picks up paper, trash, and other debris on campus grounds and around buildings and deposits in trash containers.
6. Collects newspapers, glass, aluminum, metal, etc. for recycling.
7. Empties trash containers into truck and hauls to the dump for disposal.
8. May perform minor repair or servicing of grounds equipment and informs supervision of need for more difficult maintenance or consideration of replacement.
9. Moves furniture or other equipment.
10. Other duties as assigned.


1. Experience as a groundskeeper. 2. A demonstrated commitment to diversity.
3. Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Knowledge Skills Abilities

1. Knowledge of general maintenance tasks and procedures.
2. Knowledge of turf installation and maintenance.
3. Ability to read and write English sufficiently enough to communicate effectively.
4. Ability to stand or stoop for long periods of time and perform manual labor under adverse weather conditions.
5. Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
6. Skill in operation and maintenance of related equipment and tools.
7. Ability to work effectively in a diverse community and meet the needs of diverse student populations.


$24,250 per year

Equal Employment and Preference-Eligibility

Valencia College provides equal opportunity for equal opportunity for employment and educational services to all individuals as it relates to admission to the College or to programs, any aid, benefit, or service to students or wages and other terms, conditions or privileges of employment, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information and any other factor prohibited under applicable federal, state, and local civil rights laws, rules and regulations.

Valencia College extends preference in employment for eligible veterans in accordance to Florida State Statute 295.07.

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Keyword Phrases

  • Groundskeeper
  • Inclusive Excellence
  • Learning-Centered
  • Multi-cultural
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: See Job Description