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Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind
  • Position Number: 5366349
  • Location: Talladega, AL
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

R-9376 Groundsman II -Physical Plant Department- AIDB North (Decatur)-Revised

Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind

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Revised & Re-Advertised

R-9376 Reference #311157058

Posting Date: June 3, 2024

Candidates who are blind or visually impaired and/or deaf or hard of hearing are encouraged to apply for this position and may be given preference in hiring as permitted by federal laws. Information related to disability is not required, and if disclosed voluntarily, will be used only in AIDB's efforts to create opportunities for individuals with exceptionalities. Non-disclosure will not subject any applicant to adverse treatment.


Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) is the world's most comprehensive education, rehabilitation and service program serving individuals of all ages who are Deaf, Blind, DeafBlind and multidisabled and their families. Founded in 1858, AIDB serves more than 36,000 infants, toddlers, children, adults and seniors with hearing and vision loss throughout Alabama each year.

Our services literally span a lifetime including five campuses in Talladega, ten regional centers located throughout the State of Alabama with programs that range from early and senior intervention, traditional and nontraditional education services in residential and outreach settings and a manufacturing facility that is the state's largest employer of adults who are Deaf, Blind, or DeafBlind. Our employees are among the organization's most valuable assets and resources. We share compassion for leveling the playing field for all. Our mission makes AIDB a unique place to work.

POSITION: Groundsman II

Physical Plant Department- AIDB North (Decatur)

DEFINITION: This is a skilled position involving all phases of grounds work; emphasis may be in a particular area such as plants, turf, or equipment. Supervision is not required while performing tasks.

  • Must possess a valid State of Alabama Driver License and be able to be insured by the AIDB insurance carrier.
  • Must have completed at least 8th grade.
  • Must have training and/or two (2) years of related work experience.
  • Must have physical ability to perform assigned duties.
  • Must have general knowledge of grounds maintenance.
  • Must have experience in operating all size equipment.
  • Must have landscaping skills.
  • Must be able to work unsupervised on assigned tasks.
  • Must have the ability to understand and implement written and oral instructions.
  • Upon offer of employment, the applicant must submit to a fingerprint background check at an agency designated and paid by AIDB

  • Routine Tasks include but are not limited to the following:

Operating weed-eater

Operating push mowers

Operating light tractor

Operating heavy equipment

Planting shrubs and trees


Moving furniture, etc.

Other duties related to grounds-keeping
  • Must maintain all the grounds for AIDB in a professional manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

REPORTS TO: Grounds Foreman and Director of Physical Plant

SALARY: $14.95 - $17.54 Scale C5 Rank 31

(260 days) Bi- Monthly Payroll

Direct deposit is required.

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance available-Teachers Retirement System (TRS)
  • Deferred compensation options available
  • Paid time off

This is a non-exempt position and is subject to overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.


This position is funded by a grant award, funded by revenue generated, necessary for compliance or provides direct service delivery.

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