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GROUNDSKEEPER, GOVERNOR’S MANSION
This position is located in Tallahassee, Florida.
Position Closes: 11/28/2016
To apply: https://jobs.myflorida.com/viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-947738&ERFormID=newjoblist&ERFormCode=any
The Department of Management Services (DMS) is a customer-oriented agency responsible for managing various business-related functions throughout state government. The agency oversees the real estate, procurement, human resources, group insurance, retirement, telecommunications, private prisons and fleet and federal property assistance programs utilized throughout Florida’s state government. The Department of Management Services is relied upon to establish, maintain and improve the business processes used by state employees in doing their jobs to serve our Floridians. Department of Management Services staff facilitates the delivery of these programs and services and provides tools and training to bolster the efficiency and effectiveness of the state’s workforce. It is amidst this backdrop that the Florida Department of Management Services strives to achieve its motto, “We serve those who serve Florida.” Under the leadership of DMS Secretary Chad Poppell, DMS employees strive to embody four pillars on a daily basis: establishing a process-oriented mindset; challenging the status quo; creating efficiencies; and respecting state employees.
•One year of experience in grounds keeping and/or landscaping
•Valid Class E driver’s license
Employee is required to know names of the more common plants, be able to identify insect or disease conditions on plants, have knowledge of proper plant maintenance technique, including mowing, pruning, and cleanup. This position must be able to work independently, be able to follow directions and instructions, and have the skill to serve as a crew leader from time to time.
Incumbent filling this position is responsible for independently:
Mowing and edging lawns, trimming hedges and shrubs, watering landscapes, setting annuals, fertilization of lawns and landscape plants, spraying insecticides and fungicides. Raking and disposal of leaves and trash. Operation and maintenance to grounds keeping equipment, including tractors and backhoe. Weeding of landscape. Performs trash control duties, light custodial duties and other duties as required. Excellent public relation skills are required since this position is in continuous contact with both tenants and the public. It is required that courteous and respectful behavior is displayed at all times, plus conveying a professional image is needed as this position is a representative of the department to both the public and tenants.
Acts as a crew leader when instructed by supervisor. Directs, monitors, and inspects work performed by crew members to include spray operations, landscape installations, maintenance, or other jobs as necessary.
Assists supervisor, when instructed, in keeping records collecting data and handling administrative paperwork relating to Grounds Section operations. When necessary, may be assigned special projects by supervisor which may be performed independently or in conjunction with other employees.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). 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 :
DMS appreciates the service and sacrifices made by veterans and their family members. Further, DMS recognizes the immeasurable value veterans bring to the workplace and is committed to increasing the number of veterans that serve in its workforce.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS HAVE RECENTLY CHANGED. To obtain revised and updated information on Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements, click here. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, applicants eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. However, applicants claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each application 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. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. Applicants may also fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1-888-403-2110.
The State of Florida and the Department of Management Services participate in E-Verify. This federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.
Successful completion of background screening will be required for this position.