Number of Vacancies:
Campus Facilities Operations
Scope of Job:
Responsible for skilled maintenance of grass, plants, and trees,
including determining and applying treatment to unhealthy
Description of Duties:
• To care for grass, plants, and trees and maintain equipment
• Mows grass, trims shrubs, sprays plants, water plants,
transplants a large variety of plants and trees, works in the
greenhouse, and maintains grounds.
• 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.
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
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).
Six (6) months of experience in the care of plants, trees, and
lawns and the knowledge of the operation of grounds
Skill in the operation and of tractors, cultivators, hedgers, power
mowers, trucks and other equipment used in grounds
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:
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 *Social Security Number *Gender
*Ethnicity/Race 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. If you have any questions, please visit our Careers
site at https://careers.utrgv.edu
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/30500