The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Landscape Technician

Hiring department Fs-Landscape Srvs
Monthly salary $2,340
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 600AM to 230PM
Posting number 18-02-21-01-5423
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 with work requirements during the growing season, emergencies, and for special functions on campus. Overtime may be required with little to no advance notice. Hiring decision is contingent upon applicant clearing a background check and receiving an acceptable driver's rating. (Applications will be reviewed on-line).

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 semi-skilled labor in the maintenance of university campus grounds through the use of large landscape equipment, including maintenance and repair of equipment.

Essential Functions

Safely operates various pieces of landscaping equipment to include - riding mowers, tractors, loaders, sweepers, push mowers, string trimmers, cultivators, edgers and other various tools for necessary for proper landscape care. Installs, replaces, and maintains campus landscape to university standards - to include turf, shrubs, and construction of hardscape - and reports trouble conditions on university property that may pose safety hazard. Irrigates new and existing landscape - turf,trees,shrubs - to maintain the health of the plants, abides by water restrictions as directed, performs or reports minor repairs needed on irrigation systems, and may help install small irrigation systems. Picks up litter, empties trash receptacles, and keeps university properties neat and orderly. Performs minor preventive maintenance on equipment and power tools, maintains preventive maintenance schedules, reports maintenance repairs, cleans equipment, maintains proper fluid levels in all equipment used by Landscape Services, and assists with inventory of supplies and equipment. Cleans, maintains, operates a university vehicle, and maintains an acceptable driver's rating. Follows and readily accepts written and oral instructions, maintains work schedule set by the supervisor, completes routine paperwork, to include weekly electronic time reports on the computer and other UT related electronic forms, routinely works independently and as part of a team at various university locations. Wears appropriate personal protective equipment, PPE, for the task, follows safety rules, and promotes and exercises good safety habits.

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

Ability to pull, push, and lift up to 50 lbs. Adheres to and performs related functions as assigned, and works overtime in support of special events, emergencies, and planned after hours work.

Required qualifications

High School graduation or GED. One year of experience in the maintenance, or operation of commercial sized landscape equipment, including tractors and riding mowers. One year experience in landscape maintenance or construction. Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, office staff, and the university community. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently. Demonstrated stable work history and work ethic. Punctual attendance and available for work. Ability to pull, push, and lift up to 50 lbs. Capable of working in all types of adverse conditions (weather, dust, noise, heights, fumes, etc). 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

High School graduation or higher. More than one year experience in landscape maintenance, construction, repair, or operation of commercial landscape equipment (to include riding mowers, tractors, loaders, and sweepers) in a commercial or institutional setting. More than two years experience in landscape maintenance or construction.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work in all weather conditions May work around standard office conditions May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Exposure to environmental conditions (to include dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, air pollution and loud noises). Lifts, pushes, and pulls up to 50 pounds. Maintain acceptable driver rating as established in Policy: UTS157 Section 2.5.4.

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