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Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Auth.

Posted: May. 24, 2018

End Date: Aug. 1, 2018

Salary:  $25,234 - $35,328
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Classification: Full Time

Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority is accepting applications for the position of Parks Groundskeeper. This position, under regular supervision, performs grounds maintenance for the maintenance and repair of the parks and recreational facilities and grounds. Work involves ensuring cleanliness of grounds, operates spray equipment and machinery in the application of various herbicides, preparing sports turf playing fields for activities, performing electrical maintenance, performing general carpentry duties, providing horticulture maintenance, and painting. Reports to the Parks Coordinator.

Hours of operation: Employment in this full time position may require both regular and irregular work hours to include frequent weekends and nights or holidays depending on the needs of the Authority.
Qualifications: Requires an Associate’s degree in turf management or related field supplemented by one to two years of grounds and facility maintenance experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience, which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.  Bachelor’s degree in turf management or a related field with experience in electrical, plumbing, irrigation and/or landscaping preferred. Valid category 24 ornamental and turf pesticide applicators license holder preferred. Must possess a valid State driver's license; CDL license preferred. Must be capable of obtaining CDL and pesticide license within 6 months of employment if not currently held.

Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority is a drug-free workplace. A pre-employment drug screen, criminal history background investigation, and a Motor Vehicle Report will be conducted.

The successful candidate must be a mature and highly capable individual. He/She must have excellent communication (both verbal and written), customer service, organization, and project management skills. The position requires a smart, dynamic, resourceful, reliable, highly motivated individual who can operate a variety of machines, read and understand manuals and policies, and have a common sense understanding to carry out instructions and deal with any problems that arise. The successful candidate will, at times, meet and deal with the public in a professional, helpful and pleasant manner, and act as a goodwill ambassador for the Authority at all times. He/she will also maintain a professional, cooperative working relationship with other staff members.

To Apply:   
Applicants may download applications to VLPRA.com or come into the Administrative Office to complete an application. Applications, resumes and/or cover letters are to be mailed to or turned in at:
Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority
1901 North Forrest Street (or) PO BOX 1746
Valdosta, GA 31603
Phone (229) 259-3507