St Edwards University
  • PHPL - Facilities-Grounds
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Groundskeeper
University Operations

Overview
Perform skilled work in the care and upkeep of the University grounds including sports fields, lawns, shrubs, walkways, and drives with a minimum of supervision. Work hours vary according to the season and temperature.

Responsibilities
Essential:

  • Daily trash pick-up and general cleaning of campus.
  • Pruning trees, shrubs, and trimming hedges. Removing dead limbs, trees and stumps.
  • Raking leaves, mowing grass, edging sidewalks, curbs, etc.
  • Planting, watering, feeding and fertilizing grass, trees and foliage.
  • Perform general maintenance duties for all athletic fields.
  • Maintain upkeep of campus roads and parking lots.

Other:

  • Use, handle, store, and dispose of chemicals used in grounds keeping in a safe and proper manner.
  • Perform operator maintenance and cleaning of equipment.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • Minor irrigation and repair

Qualifications

  • Minimum of one year grounds maintenance experience, with a background in landscaping preferred.
  • High-school graduate or GED preferred.
  • Knowledge of proper care of trees and shrubs; procedures for maintaining healthy plants; and general landscaping and grounds design.
  • Knowledge in the operation of athletic field maintenance equipment including fairway mower, dragmat, and line striping machine.
  • Ability to read English at the level necessary to understand job-related written materials and work orders. Must be at least 21 years of age with a valid Texas drivers' license and insurable by university carrier.
  • Ability to work in inclement weather conditions.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs., climb ladders up to 20 ft., and work off a platform lift or scaffolding.
  • Ability to comply with workplace guidelines and attendance requirements.
  • Successful candidate must complete an employment and/or criminal background check.
  • Verifiable local references required.

Equipment Operated
Mowers, edgers, chainsaws, forklift, dump truck, and tractors with implements.

About St. Edward's University
Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. It is an exciting time to be part of the St. Edward's community as the university increases its global engagement to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st century world. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at https://www.stedwards.edu/human-resources/benefits-summary

How to Apply
Qualified applicants are invited to submit an application at www.stedwards.applicantpro.com Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women and minorities to apply to our vacancies and hire only U.S. Citizens and documented workers. We do not offer sponsorship at this time.

Reference #: J18074
Posted: 7/3/2018
Available: Immediately

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