GROUNDS MAINTENANCE MANAGER
Number of Vacancies:
Campus Facilities Operations
Scope of Job:
To manage the day-to-day operations and administrative functions of
the Grounds Departments at all campus locations. Responsible for
overseeing landscape and grounds maintenance, irrigation, disease
identification and treatment in turf/plants/trees, storm water
management, pest control, and new construction landscape
Description of Duties:
- Plans, manages and leads the overall operation of the grounds
departments to maintain safe and attractive landscapes and
- Supervises employees, delegates work, and responsible for
performance and disciplinary actions of assigned personnel;
monitors and evaluates work duties and responsibilities;
communicates and enforces policies and procedures; addresses all
employee concerns and complaints; responds to grievances and
resolves problems; maintains employee records and authorizes leave
- Assists in developing and implementing goals and objectives for
- Evaluates the effectiveness of procedures and standards for
landscapes and hardscapes.
- Ensures compliance with applicable rules and regulations,
policies and procedures related to hazardous materials handling and
- Plans, develops, implements, and manages environmental,
ecological, and economically sustainable practices and projects to
maintain and improve campus grounds utilizing best practices.
- Coordinates and conducts site inspections to ensure proper care
and maintenance of all plant material; recommends actions for
improvement as appropriate.
- Monitors, manages, and is accountable for the grounds operating
budgets to assure the most efficient and effective use of
university resources. Coordinates the requisitioning and purchasing
of grounds supplies and equipment; oversees and authorizes
expenditures in accordance with established policies and
- Manages the procurement of goods and service contracts for
campus grounds, lawn maintenance, tree maintenance, fertilization,
pesticide, herbicide and fungicide care.
- Ensures appropriate training of assigned personnel; assesses
staff training needs; plans, develops and implements training
- Ensures proper documentation in computerized maintenance
management systems such as chemical applications, landscape and
irrigation documentation, and related grounds activities.
- Develops bid specifications, scope of work, and contract
requirements for outside services and assures vendor is accountable
for services performed.
- Promotes a productive working environment with high morale and
a commitment to quality.
- Collaborates with university departments and contractors to
provide grounds maintenance support for campus events.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
General supervision from assigned supervisor.
Direct supervision of assigned staff.
Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Technology, Landscape Architecture,
Horticulture Science, Turf Management, or related field.
Ability to obtain a Pest Control Applicators License within six (6)
months of employment.As condition of employment, this position
requires the applicant to be authorized to operate a
University-Owned Vehicle for Official University Business. Per
University of Texas System Policy 157, applicants will be subject
to a motor vehicle record check for their most recent thirty-six
(36) month history. Out of State Drivers are required to submit a
36-month history MVR from their prior State of residence(s).
- Three (3) years related experience in landscape maintenance and
or pest control management and leading or supervising a crew of
landscape technicians. Knowledge of grounds operations, equipment
and plant materials. Education and/or experience may be substituted
on a one-to-one basis or
- Five (5) years of required experience with an Associate’s
degree in a related field, or
- Eight (8) years of related demonstrated experience with a High
Experience obtained in a higher-education setting.
Use of standard office equipment. Use of mower, weed eater, blower
and general grounds tools/equipment. Knowledge of all equipment
related to grounds operations. Operate university pickup truck,
utility vehicle or golf cart. May occasionally with applicable
training operate a boom truck, lift equipment, backhoe and mini
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties.
Office Environment: some travel and weekend work is required.
Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20
pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force
constantly to move objects. Environment conditions involves
possible exposure to physical risk or hazardous material.
Additionally, work environment may involve exposure to unusual
elements, such as extreme temperatures, wet and/or humid weather.
Duties may if needed involve the lifting and moving of heavy
objects, stooping, crawling, climbing, reaching, and other
activities requiring physical excretion. UTRGV is a distributed
institution, which requires presence at multiple locations
throughout the Rio Grande Valley.
Knowledge of landscape architecture, turf management, botany,
pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, and general grounds
maintenance work environment and safety skills.
Commensurate with Experience
Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date:
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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 its education programs and activities,
including employment. We encourage women, minorities and
differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of
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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.
To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/38569