University of Texas Rio Grande Valley GROUNDSKEEPER I in Edinburg, Texas
Working TitleGROUNDSKEEPER I
Number of Vacancies2
DepartmentCampus Facilities Operations
Scope of Job
Responsible for skilled maintenance of grass, plants, and trees, including determining and applying treatment to unhealthy plants.
Description of Duties
• To care for grass, plants, and trees and maintain equipment used.
• Mows grass, trims shrubs, sprays plants, water plants, transplants a large variety of plants and trees, works in the greenhouse, and maintains grounds.
• Operates and prepares grounds care equipment.
• Operates and makes minor repairs on variety of equipment, and provides technical assistance within area of responsibility.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
General direction from the assigned supervisor.
Completion of the 6th grade. Ability to read and write English well enough to comprehend Material Safety Data Sheets ( MSDS ) on chemicals, and other containers, and to understand work orders, complete time cards, and receive oral and written work directions.
Valid Texas driver’s license or ability to obtain within six (6) weeks of hiring.
Six (6) months of experience in the care of plants, trees, and lawns and the knowledge of the operation of grounds equipment.
Skill in the operation and of tractors, cultivators, hedgers, power mowers, trucks and other equipment used in grounds maintenance.
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Exposure to weather, hazardous mechanical equipment, and agricultural chemicals. Exposure to outside environments, hot, dry, wet, cold; some work in restricted spaces, exposure to dust and dirt, some duties and working conditions may create bodily strain and discomfort.
Must be physically able to perform duties described above. May occasionally lift heavy objects weighing up to 100 lbs. with or without assistance. Duties involve the lifting, pushing, and moving of heavy objects; digging, stooping, crawling, climbing, reaching, and other manual activities requiring great physical exertion. Danger of hazards and conditions inherent to the trade or assignment. This position will be subject to a pre-employment physical.
Minimum SalaryCommensurate with Experience
Posted SalaryCommensurate with Experience
Position Available Date05/10/2021
Grant Funded PositionNo
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It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non discrimination in it’s education programs and activities, including employment.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:
Date of Birth
Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.
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UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.
All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check ( CBC ). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.
Posting Supplemental Questions
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- Are you a current UTRGV employee?
- Are you now, or previously, employed by The University of Texas System or any of its institutions?
Yes - I currently am employed by the UT System or its institutions
Yes - I have previously been employed by the UT System or its institutions
No - I have never been employed by the UT System or its institutions
- Please select your highest level of completed education.
6th grade education
10th grade education
High School Diploma or GED
Associates Degree, Technical, or Trade School Degree/Certification or 60 Hours of College Hours
Bachelors Degree from an accredited university
Masters Degree from an accredited university
Ph. D. or other terminal degree from an accredited university
None of the above
- Please provide the field of study for your education:
(Open Ended Question)
- Please indicate the number of years of full time work experience you have directly related to the position in which you are applying for:
Less than 1 year
Over 10 years
- Do you meet the minimum requirements for this position?
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