Compass Group, North America LEAD, GROUNDS (FULL TIME) in NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina

  • We have an opening for 4 Full Time *GROUNDS, LEAD *positions.

  • Location: 7297 Peppermill Parkway, North Charleston, SC, 29418. /Note: online applications accepted only./

  • Schedule: Monday thru Friday 6:00AM - 2:30PM.

  • Requirement: 3 years of Grounds experience required.

If you have a positive attitude and a love for learning, you may be interested in joining our team.

SSC Services for Education is known for our expertise, commitment, and value; and we at SSC truly believe that our people are our greatest asset. By utilizing our associates’ knowledge and experience alongside SSC’s extensive training, providing supportive management, and offering unparalleled wage and benefit packages as well as career advancement opportunities, we have developed a workforce that differentiates us from our competitors.

SSC Services for Education is a Nationwide Best in Class Facility Service Provider. As a member of Compass Group, North America, we want you to be as great as you can be. We empower our associates to direct their own future, keeping them confident that we support them every step of the way. As a result, our associates embody greatness through their actions, natural passion for quality, and a can-do attitude. The opportunity for greatness is real at SSC and throughout the Compass world.

Full-time associates at SSC are offered many fantastic benefits such as:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Wellness Program

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Life Insurance for Associates and Eligible Dependents

  • Short Term Disability (STD) and Long Term Disability (LTD)

  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

  • Discount Marketplace

  • And other voluntary benefits

Summary: Leads a small team in the performance of routine tasks associated with grounds management: trains, assigns, coordinates and reviews the work of grounds personnel. Performs a variety of skilled groundskeeping tasks.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs tasks for the management of ornamental landscapes, including lawns, small trees, groundcovers, shrubs and annual/perennial color displays.

  • Performs weed abatement and other grounds-related functions.

  • Oversees and performs skilled grounds maintenance work involved in planting, cultivating, trimming, pruning, fertilizing and irrigating trees, shrubs, hedges and lawns; waters lawns and plants by hand as needed.

  • Operates groundskeeping power equipment as necessary.

  • Coordinates and assists with the clearing of trash and other debris.

  • Coordinates and participates in the maintenance of parking lots, walks, driveways, asphalt play areas, fences and other areas.

  • Assists management with completion and submittal of weekly tool, equipment and vehicle maintenance reports.

  • Deploys for emergency response due to inclement weather, i.e. snow and ice, tornado or other crisis.

  • Maintains professional written and oral communication with team leader, supervisor and the general public.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Two years of experience as a team leader in grounds management.

  • Ability to operate grounds-related equipment.

  • Ability to repeatedly lift 25 pounds and kneel/bend/stoop for extended periods of time.

Working Conditions: Exposure to: strenuous labor for extended periods of time, heavy equipment, hazardous construction zones and work sites, extreme weather conditions, paint and petroleum products. Work time expectation, 90% of time will be physical labor, 10% training and misc.

About Compass Group: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry

Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. /*Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance)./

Req ID: 164320