Grounds Maintenance Worker

Grounds Maintenance Worker


Southeastern Community College
4564 Chadbourn Highway
Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: 910-642-7141

Job Location

Whiteville, NC

Columbus County


In accordance with salary pay plan



Job Category

  • Service/Maintenance

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Closes: Monday, October 12, 2020

Target Start Date

Monday, November 2, 2020

Expected Work Hours

M-F 40 hrs

Reports to

Director of Facilities

Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

  1. High school graduate required
  2. A minimum of 2 years work experience  
  3. Ability to operate equipment such as weed eaters, trimmers, and mowers. 
  4. Ability to work well with others
  5. Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner with minimal supervision
  6. Ability to stand, walk or crouch on narrow, slippery, and erratically moving surfaces; stoop, kneel, bend to pick up or move objects, office equipment, and furniture;
  7. Ability to frequently lift and carry objects weighing 25 pounds and to occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.
  8. Normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; corrected hearing and vision to normal range
  9. Ability to work in all types of  weather conditions

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Associate’s degree preferred. 
  2. Work experience in grounds and/or maintenance preferred.


Position Description

The Grounds/Maintenance worker is responsible for maintaining attractive campus grounds and ensuring the availability and maintenance of required equipment, protecting against erosion, maintaining grounds for assemblies, recreational activities and ensuring assignments are completed in a safe, proper and timely manner.  This position will also assist in installing, repairing, and maintaining various items, and equipment.

  1. Clean landscaped areas and related items, example storms drains, walkways, etc. for the purpose of preventing flooding and removing trash or hazards.
  2. Collect waste from trash bins and ensure proper waste management procedures/best practices are adhered to.
  3. Maintain landscaping, to include mowing, weed eating, trimming, etc. for the purpose of preserving grounds in a healthy, attractive and safe condition.
  4. Plant/sow various landscaping materials, such as grass, shrubbery, flowers, trees, etc. for the purpose of keeping the campus attractive and protecting against erosion.
  5. Prepare campus grounds, ball fields, courtyards, flower beds, etc. for the purpose of providing adequate, attractive and safe areas for assemblies, and other activities.
  6. Remove snow and apply sand and salt from sidewalks, playgrounds, parking areas, etc. for the purpose of providing a safe environment for students, staff, and the general public.
  7. Maintain tools and equipment for the purpose of ensuring the availability of items in safe operating condition for the department.
  8. Assist in repairing building and maintenance systems, and/or components for the purpose of ensuring that items are available and in safe working condition.
  9. Assist with minor construction or remodeling projects.
  10. Respond to immediate safety and or operational concerns for the purpose of taking appropriate action to resolve immediate safety issues in order to maintain a functioning educational environment.
  11. Assist in the transport and/or setup of various items such as tools, equipment, supplies, chairs, tables, risers, sound shells, etc. for the purpose of providing materials and setup for a variety of activities.
  12. Be knowledgeable of and operate within OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Act) standards and college safety policies at all times.
  13. Perform other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

How to Apply

A completed Southeastern Community College application form, a resume, and college transcripts (unofficial copies of transcripts will be sufficient for the screening process, but official copies must be submitted prior to employment) must be submitted to the college Human Resources Office in order for applicants to be considered for this position.  Deadline for receipt of applications is 10/12/20.  Applications received after this date may not be considered.

Applicants should send all documents and inquiries to the Human Resources Office, Southeastern Community College, P.O. Box 151, Whiteville, NC  28472.

An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Job Post Contact

Bill Maultsby