Number of Vacancies:
Campus Facilities Operations
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
- Cleans and maintains tools, equipment, materials and
- Recommends the purchase of special fertilizers and
- 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.
General direction from the assigned supervisor.
General supervision of assigned staff.
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
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).
Two (2) years of experience in the care of plants, trees, and lawns
and the knowledge of the operation of grounds equipment.
Skill in the operation of tractors, cultivators, hedgers, power
mowers and other equipment used in gardening work.
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
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
Commensurate with Experience
Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date:
Grant Funded Position:
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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
Special Instructions to Applicants:
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
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.
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/38516