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University of Georgia
United States, Georgia, Athens
January 29, 2023
Posting Details
Posting Details

Posting Number S09600P
Department FMD-Grounds-HSC Maintenance
About the University of Georgia
Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
About the College/Unit/Department
The University of Georgia Facilities Management Division is the largest of seven (7) divisions reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration. The exceptional staff of over 900 personnel within the division manage, operate and maintain campus landscapes, buildings and infrastructure to promote the long-term sustainability of the University.
College/Unit/Department website fmd.uga.edu
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Full/Part time Full Time
Work Schedule
Additional Schedule Information
Monday-Friday, 6:00 AM-2:30 PM; Essential worker
Some night and/or weekend work may be required to meet the needs of the organization.
Advertised Salary $38,000
Posting Date 12/08/2022
Open until filled Yes
Closing Date
Proposed Starting Date 01/09/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants
Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EEO Policy Statement
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).
Position Information

Classification Title Skilled Craftsperson
FLSA Non-Exempt
FTE 1.00
Minimum Qualifications
Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, formal training programs, or on-the-job training. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.
Preferred Qualifications
Position Summary
This position is the lead on the Landscape Pesticide Crew and is responsible for pesticide applications on campus turf and landscape areas. This position is a manual labor position that will work along with the crew on pesticide applications as well as performing their supervisory duties. Routinely assigns work to employees, assesses pesticide needs for areas of campus, prioritizes work and ensures that employees under their supervision are making applications correctly and efficiently. This position is responsible for keeping accurate pesticide application records and pesticide inventory. This position is responsible for training personnel on the crew and monitoring their work throughout the day. This position will ensure the safety of the individuals under their supervision as well as the safety of the campus community in and around the work site. This position will ensure that all employees are utilizing safe working procedures and that they are provided with and utilizing the correct Personal Protective Equipment at all times. This position may assist maintenance and horticulture crews to help get needed work accomplished when deemed necessary. May work in any aspect of grounds related work as deemed necessary to reach departmental goals
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

  • Required Georgia Commercial Pesticide Applicators License - Category 24
  • Pesticide application experience on landscapes and turfgrass
  • Plant and turfgrass knowledge
  • Plant and turfgrass disease/ insect knowledge
  • Preferred experience in grounds maintenance
  • Ability to operate all types of grounds maintenance and landscaping equipment to include mowers, tractors, trimmers, edgers, backpack blowers, and skid steers.
  • Understand and follow specific oral and written instructions

Physical Demands

  • Constant physical labor 8 hours a day/5 days a week
  • Extensive/constant stooping, bending, squatting and working with your hands above your head; lift up to
  • 75 lbs consistently throughout the workday.
  • Perform heavy labor often under adverse weather climatic conditions (cold, heat, rain, snow)

Is driving a responsibility of this position? Yes
Is this a Position of Trust? Yes
Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No
Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes
Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the website.


Directs, supervises and works with crew on pesticide applications to campus turf and landscapes
Percentage of time 65

Actively monitors campus grounds for areas with pesticide application needs
Percentage of time 15

Trains crew members in proper pesticide application procedures, enforces safety procedures and requirements
Percentage of time 10

Pesticide application record keeping and inventory
Percentage of time 5

Responds to campus emergencies including inclement weather events
Percentage of time 5