St. Mary's University
  • 13-Jan-2017 to 31-May-2017 (CST)
  • Grounds Maintenance
  • 78228, TX, USA
  • $10.00hr to $10.50hr
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Competitive Pay; Generous vacation, sick, & holiday benefits; Excellent health & welfare benefits with 100% tuition assistance available.


Maintains the appearance of the University grounds and paved areas using a variety of hand and powered grounds equipment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Mows turf areas using various powered mowing equipment.
  • Trims walks, curbs and flowerbeds, using edgers and line trimmers.
  • Prunes shrubs and trees with both hand and powered tools.
  • Weeds and mulches shrub/flower beds and weeds turf areas.
  • Waters turf, trees, shrubs, and flowerbeds using both manual methods and automated sprinkler systems.
  • Performs the policing of the grounds and trash removal of outside trash receptacles.
  • Fertilizes turf and shrubs.  Assists with insect and disease control.
  • Makes repairs to pavement areas and fencing as necessary.
  • Digs ditches, does grading and sloping of ground areas.
  • Performs operator maintenance on all grounds equipment.
  • Lays sod, plants shrubs, trees, and flowers as required.
  • Performs all duties in a safe and professional manner.
  • Maintain satisfactory and harmonious relationships with the public and fellow employees each day to assure/sustain quality service and appropriate interactions with others.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proficient speaking, reading and writing English.
  • Must possess a valid Texas Drivers License.

EDUCATION:  High School Diploma or GED equivalent. 

EXPERIENCE:  One year work experience required.  Groundskeeping experience preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Good physical health with adequate strength and endurance to lift, carry, push or pull a variety of tools, equipment and materials; climbs balances, stoops, kneels and crouches.  Must be able to perform in the heavy work category, lifting 100 pounds maximum and/or carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Outdoors, in all weather extremes; in high noise areas and around mechanical and environmental hazards.

BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED:  Yes

PRE-EMPLOYMENT PHYSICAL REQUIRED:  Yes

AUDIOMETRIC EXAM:  Yes

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