Job no: 493329
Work type: Staff (Full-Time)
Location: Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL
Categories: Landscape & Grounds
Division: Business and Finance
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For the 13th consecutive year, Rollins College has been named a "Great College to Work For". Be a part of the Rollins experience and find a place where you belong. Ready to join us?
Our Service Excellence Philosophy:
At Rollins, we strive to be responsive, respectful, collaborative, competent, and inclusive in all that we do. Whether serving prospective or current students, alumni, local residents, or our fellow faculty and staff colleagues, these standards define the Rollins service experience.
Benefits & Perks:
Paid Every 2 Weeks (direct deposit)
15 Days - Paid Time Off (vacation, sick and personal time)
11 Days - Paid Holidays
10 Days - Paid College Closure Days
Eligible for Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurances (within 30 days of hire)
100% Employer-Funded Health Reimbursement Account ($125+/month)
100% Employer-Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
Domestic Partner Benefits
11.5% Employer Retirement Contributions
Discounted On-Campus Dining Meal Plans
FREE On-Campus Parking
FREE Access to Campus Amenities (gyms, pools, library, sporting events and more)
FREE Full Tuition for Employees and their Families
100% Employer-Funded Employee Assistance Program
Flexible Spending Accounts
Award-Winning Wellbeing Programs: Blue Rewards, Rally Dollars, Hinge Health Musculoskeletal Coaching
Monday-Friday, Day Shifts (no weekends as part of normal schedule*)
Uniforms, Equipment and PPE provided by the College
Rollins College is conveniently located on multiple Lynx Bus Routes (Winter Park/Rosemont-9 & Winter Park/Springs Village-23) and within walking distance from the Winter Park Sunrail Station
Local & National Discount Programs, including Winter Park Locations (i.e. shops, restaurants, gift cards and more)
FREE E-Training Courses & Professional Development Opportunities
IT Software & Laptop Discounts (Apple, Lenovo, and more)
College Bookstore Discounts
Annual Service Awards & Recognition Programs
The hourly rate is $14.00.
Operating mowers and equipment in performing routine duties.
Performing routine sprinkler maintenance in addition to preventive maintenance and minor repair of all grounds keeping equipment.
Performing maintenance and caretaker work in mowing grass, cleaning grounds, emptying trash, edging, weeding, and maintaining flower beds and shrubs.
Assisting in the application of fertilizers.
Planting/transplanting landscape materials.
Cleaning fountains, reflecting ponds, and statues.
Lifting and carrying heavy objects and/or equipment as needed.
Assisting with moving supplies, equipment, and furniture as needed.
Assisting other Facilities Management personnel in performance of routine and emergency tasks.
Minimum Qualifications & Education:
Requires a minimum of one (1) year of job-related experience.
Requires a valid Florida driver's license and satisfactory MVR to operate college vehicles.
Ability to read, write, and follow basic instructions in English.
Ability to read and understand label instructions on chemicals.
Knowledge of practices and procedures used in grounds maintenance.
Knowledge of small tools and equipment used and ability to make small repairs.
Demonstrates cross-cultural awareness and communication skills to maximize effective collaboration across diverse groups on-campus.
Physical role requiring heavy lifting, pushing, pulling, bending twisting, and kneeling. Prolonged standing and walking to various areas around campus to access work areas. Ability to handle, lift and/or carry heavy objects and equipment.
Modeling and delivering Rollins' service philosophy through competent, collaborative, responsive and respectful service to others.
Demonstrates ability to work professionally with staff, faculty, students and external constituents at all levels.
Exhibits sound judgment and the ability to make reasonable decisions in the absence of direction.
Demonstrates ability to use tact and good judgment in resolving work problems.
Demonstrates ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities without loss of composure.
Demonstrates ability to balance conflicting priorities in order to manage workflow, ensure the completion of essential projects, and meet critical deadlines.
Demonstrates ability to determine the appropriate allocation of time to complete tasks and projects.
Demonstrates proficiency to quickly adapt to workplace changes and learn new skills (i.e. technology, processes, tasks, projects, etc...)
Perform all job responsibilities safely using landscaping equipment.
Comply with all department policies, procedures and service delivery expectations.
Previous grounds work experience.
Groundskeepers are scheduled to work 7.5 hours/day, 37.5 hours per week. The schedule for this role is:
Monday - Friday, 6:30am to 2:30pm (with a 1 hour paid lunch)
As a condition of employment in this position, the incumbent will be subject to call in outside of regular hours in order to respond to emergencies, including the preparation and maintenance of College facilities, grounds, systems and services during inclement weather crises.
*Works overtime, special events and weekends may be required as needed.
Works on-campus at multiple work sites including indoors and outdoors.
Work requires physical exertion and exposure to both hot and cold weather.
Physical ability to handle, lift and/or carry heavy objects and equipment.
Must be punctual and reliable; daily attendance is required.
Instructions to Applicants:
To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:
Screening of applications will begin immediately.
About the Rollins' Facilities Services Department:
Facilities Services serves a variety of roles for the campus community by taking care of the physical environment and keeping things operating for faculty, students, and staff. The Housekeeping Team provides service and support to create an environment where learning can happen. To learn more about Rollins' Facilities Services, please click here.
About Rollins College:
Rollins is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community, and the College celebrates the open exchange of ideas within a climate of civility and mutual respect. We view differences—from race and ethnicity to sexual orientation and political perspectives—as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.
Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities.
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