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University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 2, 2023


Posting Number: SRGV6437
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Department: Campus Facilities Operations
FLSA: Non-Exempt

Scope of Job:
To provide technical and supervisory skills in planning, organizing and directing the maintenance of grounds. Responsible for the maintenance and general beautification of all grounds including gardens, landscaped areas and parking areas.

Description of Duties:
  • Supervises and participates in preparing ground for planting and in planting, cultivating, fertilizing, watering and pruning flowers, shrubs and trees.
  • Watches for pests, disease or other deteriorating agents and takes necessary steps for the eradication.
  • Assists in the training of other employees in the proper care of lawns and plants, the spraying and cultivation of shrubbery, hedges and trees and the operation and care of tools and equipment.
  • Cleans and maintains tools, equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Recommends the purchase of special fertilizers and insecticides.
  • Rearranges flower beds and gardens.
  • 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.

Supervision Received:
General direction from the assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:
General supervision of assigned staff.

Required Education:
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.

Preferred Education:
High School Diploma or GED.

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).

Required Experience:
Two (2) years of experience in the care of plants, trees, and lawns and the knowledge of the operation of grounds equipment.

Preferred Experience:

Skill in the operation of tractors, cultivators, hedgers, power mowers and other equipment used in gardening work.

Working Conditions:
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.

Physical Capabilities: N/A
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 01/31/2023
Grant Funded Position: No
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EEO Statement:
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 interest.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

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. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at for detailed contact information.

Additional Information:
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.

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