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KA15 - Building/Grounds Specialist III

Band 3
MinimumMidpointMaximum
$21,063$30,019$38,975

State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Coordinates and directs custodial or groundskeeping activities.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

Incumbents direct the activities of custodial personnel up to the level of a small staff for an entire agency or institution. Other incumbents direct the activities of groundskeeping personnel up to the level of supervising multiple groundskeeping crews.

Examples of Work:

(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)

Plans work schedules, assigns tasks to groundskeepers or custodial workers and reviews work to ensure that it was done properly.
Inspects buildings and grounds to ensure that they are properly maintained.
Coordinates the use of facilities; ensures facilities meet the requirements of the agency.
Interviews and selects employees for custodial or groundskeeping positions.
Trains new workers in the proper performance of their duties.
Counsels employees to correct inadequate job performance and resolve disciplinary problems.
Requisitions and issues equipment and supplies.
Maintains supply, leave and timekeeping records.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)

Knowledge of how to properly carry out custodial or groundskeeping tasks.
Knowledge of custodial or groundskeeping standards and requirements.
Knowledge of safety practices relevant to the area of employment.
Knowledge of personnel practices in state government.
Skill in the use of cleaning or landscaping tools and equipment.
Ability to keep accurate written records.
Ability to plan, direct and review the work of subordinates.
Ability to train new employees in the proper performance of their duties.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Some positions require a commercial driver's license. Groundskeeping supervisory positions may require a pesticide certificate.

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

A high school diploma and custodial or groundskeeping experience directly related to the area of employment.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

A high school diploma and one year custodial or grounds keeping experience diretly related to the area of employment. Some positions require a commercial driver's license. Grounds keeping supervisory positions may require a pesticide certificate.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
Ability to climb and work from ladders. (Infrequent)
Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Continuous)
Ability to work from elevated areas. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Frequent)
Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to lift and carry weights of 50 lbs. or greater, a distance of 20 feet, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lift and carry weights of 100 lbs. or greater, assisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lift objects, up to 15 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to materials weighing 50 lbs. or more, from ground level to truck beds, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
Ability to control movement of power operated equipment, i.e. polishers. (Frequent)
Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use. (Continuous)
Ability to push/pull carts, mowers, etc. (Frequent)

Additional New Requirements:
Some positions require ability to obtain and maintain a valid drivers license.
Some positions require successful completion of DHEC certification as a commercial pesticide applicator.

 

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