Lead Groundskeeper

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Work type: Staff (Full-Time)
Location: Winter Park, FL
Categories: Landscape & Grounds
Division: Business and Finance

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Position Summary:

Landscape & Grounds Services is currently seeking a Lead Groundskeeper to join their driven team to help maintain Rollins College as the most beautiful campus in the nation. Our campus landscape crews are responsible for several maintenance tasks and implement the Florida Best Management Practices Services in their day-to-day duties.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Assists in the training and supervising of other Groundskeepers in the maintenance of the grounds, application and timing of herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, mowing, seeding, watering, fertilizing, etc.
  • Assists Director of Grounds in maintaining log of daily events, such as crew assignments, hours for time cards, uncompleted tasks, record of equipment in need of repairs and other information as deemed necessary.
  • Prioritizes and manages multiple jobs and projects across campus.
  • Collaborates with Director of Grounds daily to coordinate work schedules and equipment needed for crew. Keeps Director of Grounds apprised of any potential problems.
  • Operates mowers and light equipment in performing routine duties.
  • Plants/transplants landscape materials.
  • Cleans fountains, reflecting ponds and statues.
  • Lifts and carries heavy objects and/or equipment as needed.
  • Performs routine sprinkler maintenance in addition to preventive maintenance and minor repair of all grounds keeping equipment.
  • May assist other Facilities Services personnel in performance of routine and emergency tasks.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

The Grounds & Landscape Services Team strives to support the educational mission of the College while providing a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere to enhance the learning environment. The team consists of a devoted group of landscape professionals who are responsible for daily maintenance of the campus. As stewards of the campus, our team endeavors to provide a safe and attractive outdoor environment that enhances the learning and working experience at Rollins College.

The Grounds & Landscape Services Team operates by promoting ethical practices that enhance the integrity, quality, and values of the Rollins College mission and its goals. Great pride is taken in preserving the natural historic landscape while integrating current flora to provide a creative balance between the old and new.

While the campus has experienced growth and transformation along its road to recognition as one of the country’s top liberal art college as well as the most beautiful campus on the nation, one goal has remained consistent: providing a quality education in a landscape that will continue to flourish for future generations. To learn more, please click here.

Total Compensation Package

The hourly pay rate is $15.00 plus a generous benefits package featuring:

  • 3 weeks Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 11 Paid Holidays plus College Closure Days
  • Comprehensive Insurance Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision, Life
  • 100% Funded Health Reimbursement Account
  • 100% Long and Short Term Disability
  • Employer Retirement contribution
  • Award-Winning Wellness Program
  • FREE On-Site Parking
  • Discounted Meal Plan
  • FREE access to campus amenities (ex. gym, library)
  • FREE Full Tuition Waiver after one year for employees, spouses, domestic partners and dependents

Minimum Qualifications:


  • High school education is required in order to read, write and follow basic instructions.
  • Requires a minimum of one year of job-related experience and previous supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of practices and procedures used in grounds maintenance, including the ability perform job sequencing and prioritizing projects based on the operational needs of the campus. 
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) is preferred.
  • Knowledge of small tools and equipment used and ability to make small repairs.
  • Ability to read and understand label instructions on chemicals.
  • Physical ability to handle, lift and/or carry heavy objects and equipment.
    Work requires physical exertion and exposure to the weather.
  • Overtime may be required as needed.
  • Must be punctual and reliable. Daily attendance is required. 

Work Environment:

This position will work in the winter from 7:00am to 3:00pm and summer 6:30-2:30pm, Monday - Friday.

  • Work requires physical exertion and exposure to both hot and cold weather.
  • Overtime and weekends may be required as needed for college event needs, etc.
  • Must be punctual and reliable. Daily attendance is required.

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Resume

Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Our Values:


Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but 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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