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Grounds Lead

St. Edward's University
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Dec 7, 2023
Grounds Lead
  • PHPL - Facilities-Grounds
  • 3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, United States
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

  • Grounds Lead

    University Operations - Grounds

    St. Edward's University of Austin, Texas invites applications for the position of Ground Lead. The Grounds Lead will organize, implement and direct grounds maintenance operations and activities.

    For consideration candidates must meet the following qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent. Five years verifiable experience in commercial and/or institutional landscape maintenance preferred. Texas Licensed Irrigator preferred Knowledge of irrigation systems and controls, commercial riding mowers, parking lot/curb sweeper, tractor/backhoe, ditcher, push mowers, blowers, edger's, trimmers, and backflow prevention. Must possess a valid Texas Driver License, good driving record, and be insurable

    Essential Responsibilities Include:
    • This is a working lead position with the incumbent also responsible for the normal range of participation of the ground's duties.
    • The overall operation of the grounds departments to maintain a safe and attractive landscapes and hardscapes.
    • Pruning trees, shrubs, and trimming hedges. Removing dead limbs, trees and stumps under the direction and advice of the Arborist/Sustainability Coordinator."
    • Raking leaves, mowing grass, edging sidewalks, curbs, etc.
    • Planting, watering, feeding and fertilizing grass, trees and foliage.
    • Maintain upkeep of campus roads and parking lots.
    • Maintains a safe working environment by participating in the training the grounds crew in the proper use of all equipment used and compliance with the appropriate regulations i.e. OSHA and EPA.
    • Frequently communicates with the grounds and custodial manager and manages contractor activities; must be able to exchange accurate information.
    • Use, handle, store, and dispose of chemicals used in grounds keeping in a safe and proper manner.
    • Perform operator maintenance and cleaning of equipment. Minor irrigation and repair
    • Performs related duties as assigned

    Working Conditions:

    Normal working conditions for this position. (ADA, OSH Act, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration Standards).

    Regular work schedule is Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Physical Requirements:
    • Ability to lift, push, pull, move or carry heavy objects weighing up to 75 pounds
    • Constantly positions self for various tasks to include under equipment and/or in small spaces
    • Occasionally operates motorized equipment or machinery
    • Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder for various tasks
    • Ability to make quick, precise adjustments to machine controls
    • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time
    • Ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach out
    • Use of manual dexterity; use hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls; use one or two hands to grasp, move, or assemble objects; use fingers to grasp, move, or assemble very small objects
    • The person in this position needs to frequently move or drive to/from various locations on and off campus
    • The person in this position frequently communicates with others; must be able to exchange accurate information

    For detailed information, please scroll to the bottom of the page to download the job description.

    The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

    Medical & Rx Coverage - UMR (HSA & FSA Available)

    Dental - Sunlife Dental

    Vision - Sunlife Vision Plan

    Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

    Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

    Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

    Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    Pet Insurance

    Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave

    Retirement Plan - (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%

    Tuition Benefits

    Paid Holidays

    Services & Discounts

    An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;


    Interested applicants should submit an online application at; Please include resume, cover letter, and three employment references. No Calls Please. Applications will not be considered if it is missing any of these three items.

    In your cover letter, please describe your lived experiences that prepare you to contribute to diversity and inclusion at St. Edward's University.


    St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


    Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students.


    We are not offering sponsorship at this time.

    Background Checks:

    A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

    Reference #: J2020473

    Available: Immediately


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