The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

This posting is Closed

Landscape Services, Crew Leader

Hiring department Fs-Landscape Srvs
Monthly salary $2,890+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 600AM to 230PM
Posting number 18-02-22-01-5401
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to internal applicants only
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Hours may vary with work requirements during the growing season, special functions on campus, and emergencies. May require overtime with little to no advance notice. Job offer contingent upon clearing a background check, receiving an acceptable driver's rating, and passing a strength and agility test (WorkSTEPS).

Required Application Materials

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

Additional Information


Provide skilled landscaping work to maintain the health and appearance of The University of Texas at Austin campus landscape.

Essential Functions

Supervises a crew of gardeners and groundskeepers in the performance of landscaping tasks. Maintains landscape to university standards by safely operating landscape equipment including power mowers, string trimmers, blowers, and other equipment and tools used in the performance of landscape tasks. Assures the timely completion of written and oral instructions, assigns work to the crew, completes routine paperwork including performance evaluations, enters reports electronically, and ensures the accuracy of employee attendance records. Wears appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for the task, assures crew members follow safety rules and wear appropriate PPE, reports unsafe conditions, and maintains safe conditions for the crew and the university community. Applies mulch, soil amendments, fertilizers and pesticides, and irrigation to the landscape as instructed. Cleans, maintains, operates university vehicles and equipment, and maintains acceptable driver rating as established in Policy: UTS157 Section 2.5.4.

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. Other related functions to be assigned, including working with other departments within University Operations portfolio and throughout The University of Texas System, and occasional overtime required, to support organizational goals and objectives.

Required qualifications

High school graduation or GED. Four years of experience in landscape maintenance or construction. One year experience in a supervisory capacity. Experience in the care of plants, flowers, shrubs, trees and lawns. Experience using power equipment and hand tools used in gardening work. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to pull, push, and lift up to 50 lbs. Capable of working in all types of adverse conditions (weather, dust, noise, heights, fumes). Stable work history. Ability to perform basic computer operations. 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

Associate's degree or formal coursework in horticulture or related field. Technical training in landscaping or horticulture including the concepts and theory of organic management programs. Knowledge of the use of native plants in the landscape. Experience applying this knowledge in day to day operations. Knowledge of the concepts of riparian zone function and restoration, including management of invasive species. Experience with use and maintenance of battery powered landscape equipment. More than four years of experience in the care and maintenance of landscaping in an institutional or commercial setting. More than four years of experience using landscaping equipment. More than one year of experience in a supervisory capacity. Pesticide Applicators License issued by the Texas Department of Agriculture. Successful completion of the Leader Development Program.

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 standard office conditions May work around biohazards 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 Lifting and moving Exposure to adverse weather condition/hazards (extreme temperatures,dirt,dust,fumes,smoke,and loud noises).Wears appropriate personal protection equipment (PPE).Maintains acceptable driver rating as established in Policy: UTS157 Section 2.5

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