State Of Florida Starke , FL 32091

Posted 2 months ago

Requisition No: 249682

Agency: Military Affairs

Working Title: Groundskeeper

Position Number: 62000368

Salary: $ 22,000.00

Posting Closing Date: 10/29/2020

Department of Military Affairs


APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59 p.m. on closing date

VACANCY # 62000368


The mission of the Florida Department of Military Affairs is to provide management oversight of the Florida National Guard and provide units and personnel ready to support national security objectives; to protect the public safety of citizens and to contribute to the national, state and community programs that add value to the United States of America and to the State of Florida.


  • Health insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Dental, vision and supplemental insurance

  • Retirement benefits

  • Vacation and sick leave

  • Paid holidays

  • Opportunities for career advancement

  • Tuition waiver for public college courses

  • Training opportunities

  • For benefit information available to State of Florida employees, go to


  • New employees of the Department of Military Affairs will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening.

  • New employees of the Department of Military Affairs are required to participate in a direct deposit/electronic transfer program.

  • The Department of Military Affairs is paid on a monthly basis.

  • This position is a Cooperative Agreement position.

  • As a CANDIDATE, you may be required to provide documentation (i.e. High School Diploma or Equivalency, College Transcripts, ETC.) to verify meeting these Minimum Qualifications.

  • Must have a valid Driver's License.

  • Attends annual training and certification course to maintain Non-DC Inmate Supervisor certification to facilitate the use of inmate labor to complete duties. This training will require an annual background investigation and a minimum of 8 hours orientation training conducted by DoC. It is required to maintain a current Non-DC Inmate Supervisor certification. Failure to do so or loss of certification is grounds for dismissal.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent; AND
  • One (1) year experience landscaping or maintaining grounds and property or related work.


  • Performing physical activities that require moving one's whole body, such as in climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, where the activities often also require considerable use of the arms and legs, such as in the physical handling of materials.


  • Maintains lawns, roadways, trees and shrubbery using tractors, mowers, power tools and hand tools.

  • Coordinates the work of inmate labor assigned for the completion of grounds maintenance tasks. Instructs inmates in the proper operation of equipment such as zero turn mowers, walk-behind mowers, trimming, pruning, and edging equipment and blowers and saws.

  • Oversees inmate work squad to ensure quality workmanship is achieved.

  • Trims trees and shrubs, and removes dirt, rubbish, leaves and all other refuse from grounds.

  • Makes regular inspections of assigned areas to ensure that grounds are maintained properly.

  • Coordinates the maintenance of the equipment used to ensure periodic maintenance is performed. Instructs inmates on proper preventive maintenance techniques of equipment used to perform grounds maintenance tasks.

  • Maintains tools and equipment with cutting edges sharp, clean, and ready to use.

  • Collects recyclables as directed.


  • Knowledge of groundskeeping, landscaping or horticulture techniques.

  • Skill in the safe operation and maintenance of machinery and equipment to perform duties.

  • Ability to maintain lawns and grounds.

  • Ability to motivate others.

  • Ability to follow instructions and pay attention to detail.

  • Ability to record data and maintain records.

  • Ability to communicate effectively.

  • Ability to follow safety rules and environmental policies.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

  • Ability to supervise inmates.

  • Ability to judge inmate work performance.

  • Ability plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.


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:

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.

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 here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Nearest Major Market: Gainsville

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove


State Of Florida