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Job Title: Groundskeeper
Department: Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority
Location: Valdosta, GA
Application Deadline: 2018-02-15
Minimum Education: 2 Year College Degree
Minimum Experience: 1-2 years of grounds and facility maintenance experience or equivalent
Date Posted: 2018-01-02
Last Updated: 2018-01-04
Contact Name: Paul Batts
Contact Method: By Email
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 2292593507
Contact Address: 1901 North Forrest Street
Valdosta, GA  31601
Job Detail: Groundskeeper
Salary: $23,896 - $33,454
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Classification: Full Time

The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority is accepting applications for the position of Groundskeeper. This position, under regular supervision, performs grounds maintenance and repair of the parks and recreational facilities and grounds. Work involves ensuring cleanliness of grounds, operating 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.

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 filed 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.

To Apply: Applicants may download applications at 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
or emailed to