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Athletic Groundskeeper

Apply now Job no: 493680
Work type: Staff (Full-Time)
Location: Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL
Categories: Landscape & Grounds
Division: Business and Finance

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For the 15th consecutive year, Rollins College has been named a “Great College to Work For”! Be a part of the Rollins experience and find a place where you belong. Ready to join us?

& Perks:

  • Paid Every 2 Weeks (direct deposit)
  • 15 Days - Paid Time Off (vacation, sick and personal time)
  • 10 Days - Paid Holidays
  • 5 Days - Paid College Closure Days
  • Eligible for Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurances (within 30 days of hire)
  • 100% Employer-Funded Health Reimbursement Account ($125+/month)
  • 100% Employer-Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • 11.5% Employer Retirement Contributions
  • Discounted On-Campus Dining Meal Plans
  • FREE On-Campus Parking
  • FREE Access to Campus Amenities (gyms, pools, library, sporting events and more)
  • FREE Full Tuition for Employees and their Families
  • Pet Insurance
  • 100% Employer-Funded Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Award-Winning Wellbeing Programs: Blue Rewards, Rally Dollars, Hinge Health Musculoskeletal Coaching
  • Plus More!

Additional Perks:

  • Monday-Friday, Day Shifts (no weekends as part of normal schedule*)
  • Uniforms, Equipment and PPE provided by the College
  • Rollins College is conveniently located on multiple Lynx Bus Routes (Winter Park/Rosemont-9 &  Winter Park/Springs Village-23) and within walking distance from the Winter Park Sunrail Station
  • Local & National Discount Programs, including Winter Park Locations (i.e. shops, restaurants, gift cards and more)
  • FREE E-Training Courses & Professional Development Opportunities
  • IT Software & Laptop Discounts (Apple, Lenovo, and more)
  • College Bookstore Discounts 
  • Annual Service Awards & Recognition Programs
  • Plus More!

Rollins offers an hourly rate of $16.00, along with our generous full-time benefits package! Click here to review our full benefits package

Job Summary:

The Rollins College Landscape & Grounds Service department is seeking a service-oriented full-time Athletic Groundskeeper to join their team. 

  • Maintain, renovate, and prepare multiple athletic fields (Baseball, Softball, Soccer, and Lacrosse).
  • Operate mowers and equipment in performing routine duties for the athletic turf.
  • Groom infield clay, practice cages, and warning track.
  • Perform routine sprinkler maintenance, preventive maintenance, and minor repair of all groundskeeping equipment.
  • Perform maintenance and caretaker work in mowing grass, cleaning grounds, emptying trash, edging, weeding, and maintaining perimeter shrubs.
  • Assist in the application of fertilizers and weed control.
  • Turf over-seeding, turf aeration, and top dressing throughout the season.
  • Plant/transplant turf and landscape materials.
  • Lift and carry heavy objects and/or equipment. 
  • Assist with moving supplies, equipment, and furniture.
  • Assist other Facilities Management personnel in the performance of routine and emergency tasks.

Qualifications & Education:


  • High school education.
  • Two (2) years of experience in grounds work or job-related work.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license, or ability to obtain a Florida driver's license within 30 days of accepting the job, and an acceptable motor vehicle record (MVR).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • NCAA athletic field experience.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of practices and procedures used in the athletic field maintenance.
  • Knowledge of infield regulations with clay, chalk, and paint boundaries.
  • Ability to read, write, and follow basic instructions in English.
  • Ability to read and understand label instructions on chemicals.
  • Demonstrates ability to work professionally with staff, faculty, students, and external constituents at all levels.
  • Exhibits sound judgment and the ability to make reasonable decisions in the absence of direction.
  • Demonstrates proficiency to quickly adapt to workplace changes and learn new skills (i.e. technology, processes, tasks, projects, etc...)
  • Comply with all department policies, procedures, and service delivery expectations.

Work Schedule:

The Athletic Groundskeeper is scheduled to work 7.5 hours/day, 37.5 hours per week. The schedule for this role is:

  • Monday - Friday, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm (with a 1 hour paid lunch)

As a condition of employment in this position, the incumbent will be subject to call-in outside of regular hours to respond to emergencies, including the preparation and maintenance of College facilities, grounds, systems, and services during inclement weather crises.

*Work overtime, special events, and weekends may be required.

Work Environment:

  • Works on-campus at multiple work sites including indoors and outdoors.
  • Work requires physical exertion and exposure to both hot and cold weather.
  • Physical role requiring heavy lifting/carrying (objects & equipment), pushing, pulling, bending twisting, and kneeling. Prolonged standing and walking to various areas around campus to access work areas.
  • 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.

About Rollins College:

Rollins is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community, and the College celebrates the open exchange of ideas within a climate of civility and mutual respect. We view differences—from race and ethnicity to sexual orientation and political perspectives—as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth. To learn more, please click here.

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.

Our Service 
Excellence Philosophy: 

At Rollins, we strive to be responsive, respectful, collaborative, competent, and inclusive in all that we do. Whether serving prospective or current students, alumni, local residents, or our fellow faculty and staff colleagues, these standards define the Rollins service experience.

Click here to learn more about our commitment to Service Excellence at Rollins College.

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