Grounds Turfgrass Specialist at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas

Posted in Other 4 days ago.





Job Description:

Requisition:

202100379S


Title:

Grounds Turfgrass Specialist


FLSA status:

Non-Exempt


Hiring Salary:

This position is a pay grade 5. Please see Pay Grade Table at: https://pa-hrsuite-production.s3.amazonaws.com/116/docs/550174.pdf



Occupational Category:

Service Maintenance


Department:

Landscape & Campus Services


Open Date:

10/15/2021


Open Until Filled:

Yes


Educational and Experience Requirement:

High school graduate or G.E.D. Technical or vocational training related to job duties would be helpful. Three years related experience. One year experience in a supervisory capacity is desirable. Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience.


Nature & Purpose of Position:

Performs specialized work of moderate complexity in turfgrass maintenance.


Primary Responsibilities:

Specializes in field turfgrass maintenance for campus landscapes and intramural fields to include supervising and participating in identifying and treating pest, disease, weed problems, soil sampling, fertilizer applications, re-sodding thin areas of campus turf, aerating, verti-cutting, topdressing, setting, monitoring and repairing irrigation systems, mowing, edging, weed-eating, and litter control. Applies or supervises application of herbicides, fungicides and insecticides. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Other Specifications:

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. Must also be capable of obtaining a Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) pesticide license within the first 6 months of employment. Utilizes hand tools of the trade, chain saws, spraying equipment, mowers, edgers, and related equipment. Proficiency in all phases of work performed is required. Working outside in various weather conditions, and disagreeable elements such as dust, dirt, fertilizer and chemicals. Must be able to deal effectively with various people on campus. Uniforms and identification badges are provided by the University according to departmental policy.


The work schedule is Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Full Time Part Time:

Full Time


Quicklink:


https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/29208


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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