Assistant Director II - Landscape & Campus Services at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas

Posted in Other 7 days ago.





Job Description:

Requisition:

202100386S


Title:

Assistant Director II - Landscape & Campus Services


FLSA status:

Exempt


Hiring Salary:

This position is a pay grade 18. Please see Pay Grade Table at: https://pa-hrsuite-production.s3.amazonaws.com/116/docs/550174.pdf



Occupational Category:

Professional


Department:

Landscape & Campus Services


Open Date:

10/20/2021


Open Until Filled:

Yes


Educational and Experience Requirement:

Bachelor's Degree in Business, Management, Forestry, Landscape Design, Horticulture or related field. Four years experience in Urban Forestry, Landscaping, Grounds Maintenance, Horticulture or experience in a related field. Five years of supervisory experience preferred. Certifications may be required. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.



Nature & Purpose of Position:

Serve as Assistant Director in all areas of Landscape & Campus Services department management. Serve as the University Urban Forest Manager.



Primary Responsibilities:

Responsible for the Landscape & Campus Services department activities, including but not necessarily limited to the following: planning, servicing, scheduling, and generally overseeing the daily performance of grounds maintenance duties and campus services employees. Delegates work to supervisors and other grounds areas. Trains and evaluates all employees in the grounds department. Purchases equipment and materials required for grounds maintenance. Oversees landscaping and future development of university grounds. Oversees department payroll, personnel, and working relations with other departments. Makes rounds through various sections of campus to observe progress of work and programs. Responsible for employee evaluation management and professional development of Landscape Services staff. Manages and participates in the operations of the SHSU Urban Forest Management and SHSU Tree Campus USA, and Campus Tree Risk programs. Manages and updates the GIS-based campus tree inventory and provides technical expertise for any and all tree-related issues on campus. Diagnoses and determines appropriate treatments for tree insects and diseases. Interprets building plans, provides tree protection guidelines for construction projects, and assists in organizing the design of new tree installations. Develops and maintains tree maintenance specifications for the SHSU campus. Maintains campus trees using agricultural equipment including chainsaws, pole saws, ropes, harnesses, ladders, wood chippers, tractors, sprayers, aerial lifts, and other heavy equipment. Supervises and trains staff participating in the maintenance of the Campus Urban Forest. Creates and provides records pertaining to the management of the Campus Urban Forest. Plans Arbor Day. Ensures that supplies, materials, and equipment are maintained to perform job duties. Provides excellent customer service to internal and external customers. Plans, supervises and directs the daily work of grounds, recycling, shredding and moving services. Responsible for all department activities and programs as required. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Other Specifications:

Computer experience necessary. Must possess well developed communicative and interpersonal skills essential to working with individuals or large groups. Maintains contacts with University departments, vendors, suppliers, and off campus agencies. Must have knowledge of landscape equipment and methods as well as knowledge of landscaping design, plant species, and grounds materials. Extreme care is necessary in the performance of duties to avoid injury to self or others.
Position requires driving and operating a university vehicle; therefore, a valid Texas driver license and driving record acceptable to the university's insurance carrier is required.
This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).


Full Time Part Time:

Full Time


Quicklink:


https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/29251


EEO Statement:


Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.


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