Groundskeeper at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Job Description:





FLSA status:


Hiring Salary:

This position is a pay grade 3. Please see Pay Grade Table at:

Occupational Category:

Service Maintenance


Landscape & Campus Services

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Educational and Experience Requirement:

Less than a high school diploma with the ability to read and write. At least six months experience as a Groundskeeper or experience in a related field. Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience.

Nature & Purpose of Position:

To perform skilled grounds keeping and general gardening duties on the University grounds. Responsible for the care and maintenance of lawns and the cultivation of plants, trees, ornamental shrubbery, and flower beds.

Primary Responsibilities:

Performs a combination but not necessarily all of the following duties: cultivates, prunes, sprays, fertilizes, plants, and transplants a wide variety of shrubs, plants, trees and flowers; waters shrubbery, hedges, seedlings, flowers, and lawns. Prepares propagation beds, potting materials, and tropical plantings; pots, sprays, and waters greenhouse plants, flowers, and shrubs; cuts grass, using power or hand mowers. Trims and edges sidewalks, driveways, and flower beds; and cuts weeds and brush, and removes leaves and rubbish from the grounds. Cleans and maintains tools and equipment. 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. Working conditions involve exposure to variable weather conditions, dirt, dust, fertilizer, and insecticides. Work requires the ability to understand and follow established procedures or other guidelines of some complexity which involve making frequent minor decisions. The use of some initiative, independent judgment, or resourcefulness is a recognized characteristic of the job. Uniforms and identification badges are provided by the University according to departmental policy.

Full Time Part Time:

Full Time


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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