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Grounds Maintenance Technician

Posted: 10/20/2020

Job Summary

This position is responsible for performing technical duties in the maintenance of campus/instructional site grounds.


  • Mows grass and trims weeds
  • Edges sidewalks and natural areas
  • Operates a leaf blower on sidewalks, parking lots, tennis courts, pavilions, and fitness trail
  • Collects trash and debris
  • Applies herbicides
  • Maintains grounds maintenance equipment
  • Prunes trees and shrubs
  • Plants flowers and maintains flower beds
  • Places pine straw
  • Sets up and removes tables and chairs for special events
  • This role may be designed by the institution as a Position of Trust, and managers will inform employees if this designation pertains to them
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

• High school diploma
• 1 -2 years of related expereince
• Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license for the type of vehicle or equipment operated

Proposed Salary

$26,500 annually

Required Documents to Attach

• Resume
• Cover Letter

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of grounds maintenance principles and practices
  • Knowledge of the operation, maintenance and repair of grounds maintenance equipment
  • Skill in the operation of assigned vehicles and equipment
  • Skill in the analysis of problems and the implementation of solutions
  • Skill in oral and written communication

About Us

Georgia Highlands College is a multi-campus, state college member of the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1970 as Floyd Junior College, it now serves more than 6,000 students in Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama across its five locations in Rome, Cartersville, Marietta, Dallas, and Douglasville. GHC currently offers over 30 areas of study with associate degree and bachelor’s degree options both in the classroom and online.

We are a growing and progressive institution with opportunities for great employees to grow in a fast-paced and challenging work environment that encourages employee wellness and overall success. Our combined efforts at GHC have led to numerous awards, honors, and countless stories of success for students and employees.

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources by email atjobs@highlands.edu

For technical support, please contact the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 oroneusgsupport@usg.edu 

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Highlands College, as determined by Georgia Highlands College in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Highlands College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.



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