The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

 
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Groundskeeper

Hiring department Fs-Landscape Srvs
Monthly salary $2,253
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 600AM to 230PM
Posting number 18-02-26-02-5426
Job Status Closed
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). Provide three professional references of former supervisors. 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

Purpose

Provides basic landscaping work performing 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. Driving University owned vehicles to job sites will be required for this and most other functions. 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. Readily accepts and follows written and oral instructions, maintains work schedule set by the supervisor, and completes routine paperwork to include weekly electronic time reports, daily labor reports, vehicle usage log, and other UT related electronic forms. Wears appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for the task, follow safety rules, and maintain safe working conditions.

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

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

Required qualifications

High School diploma or GED. Experience following basic work instructions. One year experience in landscape maintenance work in a university, institutional, or commercial setting; to include operating power mowers, cultivators, edgers, small sweepers, and other equipment used in gardening work. Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, office staff, and the university community. Demonstrates ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently. Demonstrates stable work history and work ethnic. Experience with basic computer operations to complete data entry and/or electronic forms. 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). 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. 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 one year experience in landscape maintenance in a university setting, to include operation and basic maintenance of power equipment (lawn mowers, string trimmers, and backpack blowers); including the required qualifications.

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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