Grounds Worker

Employer
Lone Star College
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Mar 24, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


Commitment to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs

  • One LSC
  • Student Focused
  • Own It
  • Advance Equity
  • Cultivate Community
  • Choose Learning


The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.

Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance .

Campus Marketing Statement

Lone Star College-Montgomery

Lone Star College offers high-quality, affordable academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion.

LSC, which consists of seven colleges, ten centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online, is continuously named Great Colleges to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College–Montgomery, the premiere student-centered educational institution in Montgomery County, serves The Woodlands and Conroe communities. LSC–Montgomery provides a relaxing and conducive learning atmosphere while offering leisure learning opportunities, individual classes, and unique programs such as radiologic technology, physical therapy, and biotechnology.

Campus address is 3200 College Park Drive, Conroe, TX 77384.

Job Description



PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

The Grounds Worker provides grounds support relevant to Lone Star College campus exteriors. M aintains surrounding facility areas ensuring a clean, presentable and well-manicured environment for students, faculty, staff and external community members at all Lone Star College System's campuses.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintain landscaping and grounds of one or multiple Lone Star College campus( s)
  • Remove trash container bags inside court yards and t hroughout campus grounds daily
  • Maintain irriga tion, ponds and water fountains; Diagnose and inspect sprinkler system timers, va lves, wiring, piping and heads
  • Provide direction to outside contrac tors performing ground services
  • Assist with setup of furniture moves or office/classroom relocation; Assist electricians re pairing outside elevated lights
  • Repair minor ground equipment and schedule major equip ment repairs with vendors
  • Maintain or repair structures (i.e. greenhouses, fences or benches)
  • Maintains interior plants in common areas by watering, fertilizing and r outinely spray ing insecticides
  • Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned


  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    • Must be able to understand and follow directions given orally
    • Physically capable of performing heavy lifting (50 pounds) and labor intensive work assoc iated with grounds maintenance
    • Capable of safely operating powered equipment, such as: riding mower, brush hog, tractor; B e able to determine which equipment to use for a particular purpose
    • Knowledge of grounds keepi ng equipment experience helpful


    PHYSICAL ABILITIES :

    The work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion, such as frequent climbing of tall ladders, lifting heavy objects over 50 pounds, and crouching or crawling in restricted areas .

    WORK SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS :

    The work involves regular exposure to outdoor elements, and/or regular exposure to hazardous items such as chemicals, toxic or caustic materials, contamination, and electrical hazards. This exposure requires special safety precautions, e.g., working around moving parts, carts, or machines; exposure to contagious diseases or irritant chemicals. Employees may be required to use protective clothing or gear, such as masks, gowns, coats, boots, goggles, gloves, or shields.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • High School Diploma and at least 1 year of related work experience ; An Associate's degree or higher may be c onsidered in lieu of experience
    • Must possess a valid Texas driver's license and be e ligible for insurance coverage


    Salary

    Hiring salary range is $27,910 to $32,096 annually.

    Lone Star College provides a hiring salary range for all posted full-time non-faculty positions. Where your salary offer would fall in that range is determined by your related experience and education. Should you receive an offer of employment from Lone Star College, the resume submitted in the application process will be utilized to calculate your salary offer. The information outlined below will provide the Office of Human Resources everything needed to determine an accurate starting salary.

    Your resume should provide a complete picture of your work experience. The resume should include the following information for each position listed:

    1. Length of time (specific months and years) of employment
    2. If the position was full time or part time
    3. If the position was paid or unpaid
    4. Unofficial transcript for highest earned degree


    Additionally, any certifications listed as required or preferred in the Lone Star College job description should be included in the resume submitted.

    Benefits Marketing Statement

    By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment and excellent work/life balance. This includes a full comprehensive and competitive benefits package, a generous number of paid holidays and vacation days, wellness programs, tuition waiver, professional development opportunities and more.

    Special Instructions

    Go to the Job Search page, click on ‘My Activities’ at the top of the page. Under My Cover Letters and Attachments you will click on ‘Add Attachment.’ Please be sure to put the Job ID# in the title once you name your file for cover letters only, unless you attached your cover letter with your resume.

    If you are applying for an Instructional position (i.e. Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Instructor), please ensure you include the following to be considered: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy, and unofficial transcripts.

    You must limit your file name for any attachment to 40 characters or less.

    How to Apply

    ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY

    We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.

    Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

    If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

    Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States.

    More information on the E-Verify program is available at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .

    Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.

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