Requisition No: 46372
Agency: Military Affairs
Working Title: GROUNDSKEEPER - 62000124
Position Number: 62000124
Posting Closing Date: 10/29/2018
Department of Military Affairs
Directorate: Department of Public Works (DPW)
Salary: $22,000.00 Annually
Contact Person: Katharina White, (904) 823-0238
Our Benefits include:
*** OPEN COMPETITVE***
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59 p.m. on closing date
The Department of Military Affairs values and supports employment of individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Please read carefully:
In order to be considered for this position, applicant responses to the qualifying questions, software systems, actual work experience, years of employment and hours worked per week must be clearly defined within your work history, or application may not be considered.
All necessary documents such as DD214, Veterans Preference Proof, Transcripts, Degree’s, etc. need to be submitted with the application.
About the Department of Military Affairs (DMA)
The Department of Military Affairs provides support to the Florida National Guard and Florida Air National Guard through excellence in service, education and enforcement. With a workforce of approximately 500 employees throughout the state, the Department is leading the way through the efficient and professional execution of its mission.
“Do I qualify?”
Do you have a high school diploma?
Do you have at least one (1) years experience as a Groundskeeper?
“What are the duties and responsibilities this position has?”
Maintains lawns, roadways and shrubbery using tractors, mowers, power tools and hand tools; coordinates the work of inmate labor assigned to grounds maintenance.
Trims trees and shrubs, removes trash, leaves, and refuse from grounds.
Fertilizes, sprays, waters and maintains healthy appearance of grass and shrubbery.
Maintains tools and equipment with cutting edges sharp, clean, and ready to use.
Performs other duties to include collecting recyclables as directed.
“The ideal candidate will have”
Knowledge of grounds keeping techniques.
Skill in using lawn mowers, tree trimmers and cutters and other garden tools.
Ability to maintain lawns and grounds.
Ability to keep records.
Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
NOTE: The process for selection applicant(s) for this position could take up to six months. Following the six month period, a new application must be submitted to an open advertisement in order to be considered for the vacancy.
Important Information about State Employment:
The State of Florida and The Department of Military Affairs participate in the E-Verify program. Federal law requires that all employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of any person hired to work in the United States.
Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov
All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis.
If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE: Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statues, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member copy #4) along with other documentations as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here: https://www.dms.myflorida.com/content/download/97612/566545
All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking . All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.
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