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Hillsborough County Government

Groundskeeper (#GRDKPRGENB) GENB
$8.70-$13.80 Hourly / $1,508.00-$2,392.00 Monthly / $18,096.00-$28,704.00 Yearly


Performs grounds maintenance duties in County parks and other County properties.


Completion of the sixth school grade.

Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Working knowledge of proper operation of mechanical and powered grounds maintenance equipment.
  • Working knowledge of safety requirements involved with operation of required tools and equipment.
  • Working knowledge of safety requirements involved in the applications of pesticides and herbicides.
  • Some knowledge of horticulture maintenance.
  • Some knowledge of fertilizer, herbicides and pesticides application techniques.
  • Ability to operate grounds maintenance mechanical and powered equipment.
  • Ability to identify weeds, poor plant health and proper soil moisture.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.
  • Plants, fertilizes, and trims trees, shrubs, flowers, and grass areas.
  • Polices grounds and collects, loads, and hauls trash and cuttings.
  • Operates manual and powered groundskeeping equipment and implements.
  • Performs grounds maintenance work.
  • Assists in landscaping projects such as spraying, grafting and plant propagation.
  • Performs light housekeeping or custodial duties as required.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

CLASS: GRDKPRGENB; EST: 4/10/1998; REV: 2/9/2012;