Groundskeeper Maintenance Helper
The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for
the position of Groundskeeper Maintenance Helper.
Location Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
703 East Beach Drive
Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 39564
Division GCRL Grounds Maintenance
Position Type Staff
Employment Status Part Time
Grant Funded No
Salary Range 11.50 - 11.50
Posting Close Date Open until filled
Ensures the overall appearance of the GCRL's Halstead and Cedar Point grounds
are mowed, raked, weed-eated, sidewalks edged and blown off with all debris
removed on a daily basis. Applying weed killer and insect sprays as needed.
Assists Physical Plant department with labor support when required.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Mows grass, trims trees and shrubs using electric, gas, and hand powered equipment.
Operates ground equipment, including hedgers, trimmers, weed-eaters, edgers, blowers, zero turn mowers, push mowers, tractors, mini excavators, bobcats and bush hog in a safe and efficient manner.
Performs preventive maintenance and repairs on grounds equipment.
Assists Physical Plant Department personnel as needed.
Reports unsafe conditions to Director and/or Superintendent of Physical Plant.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum high school education and two year related experience. Must
retain a valid driver's license.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Must have some knowledge Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, as it is required
to enter work hours via computer and respond to email.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and
maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to apply common sense
understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram
form. Ability to comprehend verbal and written instructions, and use
mechanical equipment safely.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public
research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in
Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the
Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only
131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of
Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high
research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes
experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and
large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only
37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and
music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more
than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of
more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county
in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading
Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next
generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM
competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic
Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www. usm.edu.
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with
Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi
encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.