Groundskeeper Maintenance Helper

University of Southern Mississippi

United States

July 9, 2021


Groundskeeper Maintenance Helper

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Groundskeeper Maintenance Helper.

Position Details

Location Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

703 East Beach Drive Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 39564 United States 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

Job Summary 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 Qualifications

    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.

    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.