The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Gardener - Maintenance Zone Gardener

Hiring department Fs-Landscape Srvs
Monthly salary $2,340
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 600AM to 230PM
Posting number 17-09-06-01-5431
Job Status Deleted
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Hours may vary based on water restrictions, seasonal changes, campus events, and emergencies. May require overtime with minimum notice. Job offer contingent upon clearing a background check, receiving an acceptable driver's rating, and passing a strength and agility test (WorkSTEPS). Applications reviewed online.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


To provide skilled landscaping work to maintain the University campus landscape.

Essential Functions

Maintains landscape to University standards (including all turf, shrub, and hardscape). Reports trouble conditions on campus especially in areas related to landscape, such as, trip hazards, lighting, broken limbs, water breaks, and any other condition that might be a safety hazard to the University community. Irrigates the landscape (turf, trees, and shrubs) to maintain the health of the plants, and abides by water restrictions as directed. Reports needed repairs to the irrigation technician in order to prevent water waste. Safely operates landscaping equipment. Driving University owned vehicles to job sites will be required for this and most other functions. Acts in the absence of the crew leader, such as directing work. Cleans and maintains University vehicles and equipment. Maintains the shop areas, work sites, equipment, and tools in a safe and orderly fashion.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related duties will be assigned, including working with other departments within the University Operations portfolio and throughout The University of Texas System, and occasional overtime required.

Required qualifications

High school graduation or GED. One to three years of experience in the care of plants, flowers, shrubs, trees and lawns. Experience using and maintaining power equipment and hand tools used in gardening work. Ability to pull, push, and lift up to 50 lbs. Capable of working in all types of adverse conditions (environmental, weather, dust, loud noise, heights, fumes, smoke, air pollution, allergens, etc). Stable work history. Current Class "C" Operator Driver License required. Prior to date of hire, applicant selected must provide a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) showing a driving history going back 36 months. This includes all states resided in for the past 36 months. MVR will be evaluated to determine eligibility to drive a University-owned vehicle. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

More than three years of experience in the care of plants, flowers, shrubs, trees and lawns.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around chemical fumes May work around biohazards May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving May twist, grasp, and bend. Works effectively as a team member and independently with open communication. Promotes and exercises good safety habits. Maintain acceptable driver rating as established in Policy: UTS157 Section 2.5.4.

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