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Applications MUST be submitted in order to be considered for any job vacancy (see vacancies below). You may also attach a resume to the application if you have one. A new application must be submitted for each individual job applied for.

Submit applications to:
Kershaw County
Attn: Human Resources
515 Walnut Street
Camden, SC 29020

You may also apply at our Local SC DEW office and note the vacancy is in
Camden, Kershaw County.

For questions please contact the Human Resources Department.

It is the policy of Kershaw County to recruit, hire, train, and promote employees on the basis of qualifications and without discrimination because of race, religion, color, political affiliation, physical disability, national origin, sex, age, or familial status.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Grounds Maintenance Worker

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:11.00/HR
  • Posted Date:10/10/2018

Job Title:                             Grounds Maintenance

Salary:                                  $11.00 per hour/DOQ

Job Type:                             Full Time

Opening Date:                   October 10, 2018

Closing Date:                     Until Filled          

Location:                             Kershaw County Government Center




 Employees in this class are under general supervision. Employee will perform skilled/manual work functions related to maintenance and operation of the Building Maintenance Department. Duties and responsibilities include mowing/trimming landscaped areas; performing landscaping tasks; planting and caring for lawns, trees, and shrubs;

installing and repairing park structures and equipment; performing minor construction of park facilities; cleaning work space and equipment; and performing a variety of tasks in the operation and maintenance of the department; performs other work as required.




  • The employee will use a variety of hand tools and small machinery such as a weed eater, chain saw, mowers, tractors, ball field lining equipment, etc.


  • The employee drives a vehicle to sites as needed


  • Work is generally performed outdoors and some tasks will be performed regardless of weather


  • The employee may occasionally be required to work in high places


  • The employee will be exposed to loud noise, dirt, dust, tobacco smoke, and foul odors





    The following duties are normal for this job. These are not construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.


  • Performs tasks related to park landscaping and maintenance (e.g., mowing, edging, installing/maintaining irrigation systems; picking up trash/litter; maintainingfield areas; fertilizing, pruning, planting, and transplanting trees/shrubs, laying seed/sprig/sod; maintaining trails, sidewalks, and parking surfaces; etc.)


  • Performs service and repairs as needed to construct and maintain park facilities (e.g., construction projects; minor repairs; interior/exterior building maintenance; troubleshooting minor electrical repairs; masonry; carpentry; plumbing; painting; cleaning restrooms/shop/ work areas; etc.)



  • Provides manual labor functions as directed (e.g., digging holes/trenches; removing trees; etc)


  • Receives and/or prepares various forms, work orders, reports, and other documents



  • Performs janitorial, plumbing and electrical maintenance of county buildings andfacilities


  • Maintains grounds by operating mowing equipment, weed eaters, tractors, bush hogs, small tools, and irrigation equipment


  • Prepares set-up for variety of events


  • Performs a variety of maintenance tasks related to the care of trees, shrubs, and athletic fields


  • Repairs and performs preventative maintenance and routine repair, tractors, mowers, and other equipment


  • Operates mowing equipment, weed eaters, tractors, bush hogs, small tools, and irrigation equipment





  • Installs signs and markers and prepares fields for marking for a variety of sports


  • Polices park areas; sprays areas to help control weeds


  • Supervises part-time and seasonal help as required


  • Performs related maintenance and cleaning tasks as assigned





  • Knowledge of effective methods of grounds keeping


  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions


  • Knowledge of grounds maintenance operations such as the seeding, sodding, rolling, mowing, raking, and of the spraying and pruning of trees and shrubs


  • Ability to use independent judgment and work with very little direct supervision when necessary


  • Ability to perform janitorial skills for the maintenance of County facilities and grounds


  • Ability to operate a variety of heavy and light motorized equipment


  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively orally and written


  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions


  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the public and other employees


  • Any combination of training and experience equivalent to:


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • One year of maintenance experience and lawn care and/or landscaping
  • Possession of a valid South Carolina Driver’s license with clear driving record
  • Lift and move 50 pounds safely and properly
  • Physically able to work outside year round







    • Must be physically able to operate a variety of machines, tools, and equipment which includes a computer, calculator, telephone, motor vehicle, sprayer, mower, edger, chain saw, hand tools, carpentry tools, mechanic tools, lawn tools, drafting tools, etc. Must be able to use body members to work, move or carry objects/materials.


    • Must be able to exert in excess of seventy five (75) pounds occasionally, and/or in excess of fifty (50) pounds of force frequently. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for very heavy work.








      Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, or toxic agents.




      Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, technical, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.




      Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling to convey or exchange information. Includes giving assignments and/or directions to co-workers or assistants.




      Requires the ability to read a variety of informational documentation, directions, instructions, and methods and procedures related to the job of Grounds Maintenance Worker. Requires the ability to write reports with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech. Requires the ability to speak with and before others with poise, voice control, and confidence using correct English and a well-modulated voice.




      Requires the ability to learn and understand basic to complex principles and techniques; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision; to acquire knowledge of topics related to the job of

      Facilities Maintenance Worker




      Requires the ability to record and deliver information to supervisors and officials; to explain procedures and policies; and to follow verbal and written instructions, guidelines and objectives.




      Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add and subtract totals; multiply and divide; determine percentages; determine time and weight.




      Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width, and shape, visually with equipment.




      Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using automated equipment.




      Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, equipment, control knobs, switches, etc. Must have the ability to use one hand for twisting or turning motion while coordinating other hand with different activities. Must have average levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.




      Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.






      Requires the ability to deal with people (i.e. staff, supervisors, general public, and officials) beyond giving and receiving instructions such as in interpreting departmental policies and procedures. Must be adaptable to performing under minimal stress when confronted with an emergency related to the job of Grounds Maintenance Worker




    • Requires the ability to talk and/or hear: (talking expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words). (Hearing –perceiving nature of sounds by ear.)






Kershaw County Employment Applications are only accepted for positions that are posted.

Employment Applications should ONLY be submitted within the posting dates and must be

submitted by 5:00 pm on the closing date.  Applications should ONLY be submitted to:


Any branch of the SC Department of Employment and Workforce


Attn: Job Applications

Kershaw County Government Center

515 Walnut Street

Camden, SC 29020


Kershaw County is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Kershaw County to recruit, hire, train, and promote employees on the basis of qualifications and without discrimination because of race, religion, color, political affiliation, physical disability, national origin, sex, age, or familial status.  Kershaw County is a Drug-Free Workplace


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