The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

Groundskeeper - TEMPORARY Groundskeeper

Hiring department Fs-Landscape Srvs
Hourly salary $13.00
Hours per week 19.00 Standard from 600AM to 230PM
Posting number 18-02-26-01-5426
Job Status Open
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

Temporary assignment. Work week of 29 hours up to 40 hours from 6 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. May vary with work requirements during the growing season, special functions on campus, and emergencies. Job offer contingent upon applicant clearing a background check 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


To provide temporary landscape work using semi-skilled grounds maintenance tasks to maintain the health and appearance of The University of Texas at Austin campus landscape.

Essential Functions

Maintains landscape to University standards (to include all turf, shrubs, and hardscapes) and reports trouble conditions on campus that might be a safety hazard to the University community. Safely operates landscaping equipment (to include power mowers, cultivators, edgers, small sweepers, and other equipment used in gardening work). Picks up litter, empties trash receptacles, and keeps University property neat and orderly. Irrigates the landscape, abides by water restrictions, and performs minor repairs on irrigation systems. Follow and readily accept written and oral instructions, maintain work schedule set by the supervisor, and complete routine paperwork to include hourly time report. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for the task, follow safety rules, and maintain safe working conditions.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Experience following basic work instructions. Ability to pull, push, and lift up to 50 pounds. Capable of working in all types of adverse conditions (weather, dust, noise, heights, fumes, etc). Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in grounds care and maintenance.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work in all weather conditions May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving Promote and exercise good safety habits. Exposure to environmental and weather conditions (to include extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, and loud noises). Lift, push, and pull up to 50 pounds.

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