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Groundskeeper III

  • Full Time
  • Miami, FL
  • $ 35,000 - $40,000

Florida International University is a top public university that drives natural talent and innovation in Miami and globally. Very high research (R1) activity and high social mobility come together at FIU to uplift and accelerate learner success in a global city by focusing on the environment, health, innovation, and justice. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers. FIU serves a diverse student body of more than 56,000 and 290,000 Panther alumni. U.S. News and World Report places dozens of FIU programs among the best in the nation, including international business, at No. 2. Washington Monthly Magazine ranks FIU among the top 20 public universities contributing to the public good.

Responsible for preparing and maintaining Athletic events and assigned areas, including all athletic playing fields at Modesto Maidique Campus (MMC). Maintains and repairs irrigation systems throughout campus and athletic fields.

By assisting in providing high-level care of athletic playing fields and surrounding areas, you will have the opportunity to develop and hone your skills in specialized techniques and equipment. Your role in maintaining athletic playing fields irrigation systems and operating various tools and equipment, such as small tractors, backhoe, turf vac sweeper, hydraulic sprayer, fertilizer equipment, riding mowers and edgers, rototillers aerators, cushman and pick-up truck, will be instrumental in your personal growth and development.

  • Maintains and repairs irrigation systems throughout campus and athletic fields.
  • Assists in spraying herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and pesticides to control weeds, insects, and diseases attacking campus plant life using a hydraulic sprayer as needed.
  • Provides high-level care of the athletic playing field and surrounding areas requiring specialized techniques and equipment.
  • Maintains athletic playing fields by irrigation; maintains fountains throughout the university campuses.
  • Operates Cushman and pick-up truck to maintain these athletic playing fields and the surrounding grounds as needed. Performs maintenance functions, such as repairing and troubleshooting irrigation and sprinkler systems throughout campus and athletics fields.
  • Uses various power tools, such as chain saws, radial saws, grinding machines, drills, weed eaters, blowers, electric hand saws, and other equipment to complete the work assigned.
  • Operates motor vehicles to transport materials and equipment needed to perform the job tasks assigned to this position.
  • Perform general emergency maintenance duties connected to any aspects of related work required by the supervision of facilities management/operations. This may include items such as hurricane protection, broken road signs, repairing leaks on a permanent or temporary basis, and performing other duties as required.
  • Assists in the planning and the arrangements for special needs for special University events; assists in the preparation, delivery, and maintenance of interior plants as needs arise and in the shade house maintenance;
  • Assists with special projects assigned to Athletic Grounds personnel and performs other duties and tasks related to University Operations or requirements as may be required by Facilities Management administration and other University administrators.
  • Performs essential duties during emergencies, such as hurricanes, storms, and any other University emergency closing. The employee is expected to be available to report to work as needed during University emergency closings with appropriate notification by department administrator.
  • Performs other related duties as required or as directed.

The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties logically related to the position.

To apply for this job please visit pslinks.fiu.edu.