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GROUNDSKEEPER at GEO Corrections & Detentions (A GEO Company)

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Robstown, Texas

Job Description:

Facility: Coastal Bend Detention Center

Compensation Base: $10.90

Compensation Bonus (if applicable):

Equal Opportunity Employer.


This position effectively maintains the outside grounds of the facility by moving soil, equipment, and materials, digging holes, mowing grass, and removing trash.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Digs holes for plants and trees.
  • Mixes fertilizer or lime with dirt in bottom of holes to enrich soil, places plants or trees in holes, and adds dirt to fill holes.
  • Attaches or removes wires from planted trees to stakes to support trees.
  • Loads and unloads trucks and other conveyances.
  • Moves supplies and materials to proper location by wheelbarrow or hand truck. Hauls or spreads topsoil.
  • Waters lawns, trees, and plants.
  • Spreads straw over seeded soil to prevent movement of seed and soil.
  • Builds forms for concrete borders.
  • Mixes and pours cement for garden borders.
  • Places decorative stones and plants flowers in garden areas.
  • Mows lawns.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • One (1) to three (3) months related experience and/or training in a janitorial or groundskeeper capacity.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.