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Groundskeeper Assistant*

Company: The Beach Company
Location: Johns Island
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

We are looking for a Full Time Groundskeeper Assistant to join the Kiawah River family! Kiawah River is a fairly new waterfront community, located on Johns Island, that embraces the Lowcountry sea islands life and is centered on outdoor pursuits with 20 miles of shoreline and 2,000 acres of picturesque land, including multiple working farms, a goat dairy and a Community Support Agriculture (CSA) program. The community vision is to combine residential, retail and hospitality offerings with custom and semi-custom homes featuring high-quality coastal architecture. We are located right off of Betsy Kerrison Parkway, near the River Road intersection and 2.5 miles before you reach the Kiawah-Seabrook roundabout. The commute includes a relaxing and scenic drive past farmland, wildflowers, mossy oaks, and some of our favorite "residents", the Kiawah River Farm's cows, goats, pigs, donkeys, and chickens.The Groundskeeper Assistant will work closely with the Chief Environmental Officer and Groundskeeper Supervisor on special projects to maintain the Kiawah River community, an expansive 2,000-acre property that is comprised of waterfront, forest, marsh, and lagoon sites as well as a developing residential community and 100-acre working farm. Responsibilities include landscaping, protecting the native wildlife, and managing water systems and forest areas.Responsibilities:

Operate heavy machinery such as lawnmowers, tractors, backhoe, and chainsaws
Landscape and maintain property grounds by mowing lawns, weed eating, trimming, etc.
Learn tree nursery skills and perform a variety of forestry work to include fertilization, growth, vine removal, etc.
Assist with wildlife management including, but not limited to deer herd, alligators, and other urban animals
Assist with fishery and water quality management
Other responsibilities assigned by management

Experience and Education:

High school diploma or equivalent
Previous experience in operating landscaping machinery and equipment, preferred
Previous experience with wildlife or a willingness to learn about wildlife

Skills and Abilities:

Ability to follow instructions and meet deadlines
Team-oriented and works well with others
Willingness to learn and absorb new skills
Attention to detail

Other Requirements

Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time
Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
Ability to work in an outdoor environment that may be subject to severe heat or cold and the outdoor elements for long periods of time
Reliable form of transportation

Keywords: The Beach Company, Charleston , Groundskeeper Assistant*, Other , Johns Island, South Carolina

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