The Military College of South Carolina

Grounds Supervisor

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Work type: Full Time Permanent - Staff
Location: Charleston
Categories: Facilities/Grounds
Salary: $40-50,000
Payscale: Band 6

Job Responsibilities:

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina is accepting applicants for a Grounds Supervisor in the Facilities and Engineering Department.  This role is responsible for the supervision and coordination of all grounds activities as they relate to the maintenance, appearance, horticultural requirements, and cleanup of a college campus. Will be responsible for the following:

  • Plan and organize set ups for college special events, ceremonies, and military parades.
  • Ensure barracks, college furniture, and equipment moves are accomplished safely and as requested.
  • Supervise the operation and maintenance of a large greenhouse for plant, shrub, and flower propagation.
  • Schedule and follow-up inspections.
  • Enter and close work orders.
  • Participate in the department budget planning process. 
  • Coordinate, monitor, and evaluate work performed by outside contractors

Minimum Qualifications:

Must possess a valid SC driver’s license. A high school diploma and progressive experience related to supervising a grounds maintenance or landscape operation employing 10 or more employees. Must be able to work with minimum supervision and have the ability to work well with a wide range of people. Must be able to interact with senior staff and faculty of the college providing good customer service. Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must be skilled in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Must be able to use pesticides and herbicide chemicals. Must be able to take and pass state chemical exam and obtain state spraying license within ninety(90) days of hire. Must be familiar with Grounds Keeping safety standards as it relates to State DHEC and Federal OSHA requirements.

The ability to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Weekend, overtime, and holiday work will be required. Must possess sufficient stamina to work under all types of weather conditions.


Benefits of Working at The Citadel

  • Extensive Health Plans
  • Great Retirement Options
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Discounts
  • Isle of Palms Beach Club
  • Swain Family Boat Center
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Read more about our benefits, on our HR website


About The Citadel College

The Citadel, also known as the Military College of South Carolina, is a public senior military college located in Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1842, The Citadel has a rich history and educational reputation. With our current location on the banks of the Ashley River in downtown Charleston, you are close to great restaurants, shopping and much more.  Ranked #1 Public College in the South (U.S. News & World Report, 2022) for schools with up to a master’s degree, the opportunities are endless.

There are about 2,300 undergraduate students who make up the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Out of the Corps of Cadets, 1 out of 3 graduates earn a military commission. Students can choose from 31 Majors, 57 Minors, pre-health professions, and pre-law (a concentration in political science). The 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio guarantees students a quality education. Another 1,000 students attend the Graduate College, evening and online programs.

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