Grounds Manager - Texas A&M University

Compass Group USA Inc San Antonio , TX 78245

Posted 2 months ago

SSC Services for Educationis known for our expertise, commitment, and value; and we at SSC truly believe that our people are our greatest asset. By utilizing our associates' knowledge and experience alongside SSC's extensive training, providing supportive management, and offering unparalleled wage and benefit packages as well as career advancement opportunities, we have developed a workforce that differentiates us from our competitors.

SSCServices for Education isa Nationwide Best in Class Facility Service Provider. As a member of Compass Group, North America, we want you to be as great as you can be. We empower our associates to direct their own future, keeping them confident that we support them every step of the way. As a result, our associates embody greatness through their actions, natural passion for quality, and a can-do attitude. The opportunity for greatness is real at SSC and throughout the Compass world.

Job Summary

The Grounds Manager works at a large university campus and is responsible for the overall Grounds Management services provided by SSC. Coordinates, supervises, and oversees all aspects of grounds management and sports field management that are included in scope of work as defined by RVP of Grounds Management and or Regional support managers and job specifications. Develops, implements, and tracks budget and procurement process within established guidelines. Operate within established procurement protocols established by SSC SERVICES and client. Provide professional consultation or assume lead role in grounds / lawn care projects. Work closely with Campus Liaison to ensure seamless communication.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement schedules for the management of grounds, athletic fields, hardscape that are associated with the campus.

  • Manage, train, and oversee all grounds / athletic field operations including support vendors.

  • Develop and implement written annual business plan

  • Maintain financial records of all funds and labor expended for department

  • Provide management support for Account Manager/ RVP of Grounds Management.

  • Act as a safety coordinator and trainer for employees under your management umbrella.

  • Ensure all operations are performed in compliance with SSC SERVICES, Campus, OSHA and operators manuals as supplied by the original manufacturer.

  • Procurement of all materials required to administer a proven management program using approved vendors and established procurement protocols.

  • Implement Standard Operating Procedures, follow all protocol and implement Quality Assurance plan.

  • Provide preventative and curative maintenance on equipment as specified by manufacturer's manuals.

  • Implement the use of an environmentally sound pest management program that includes Integrated Pest Management. Maintain impeccable records of all actions taken to manage identified pests. (Focus will be on weed abatement in strategic areas as outlined in specifications).

  • Light maintenance and repair of equipment.

  • Insure performance of all work in a safe manner for the employee, subordinates, students and others that use the facilities.


  • Prior experience in Grounds Management as a supervisor / manager

  • Two year degree in Agriculture / Horticulture related field a plus but not required

  • Experience managing teams - hiring, training, scheduling, performance

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) is a plus

  • Good written (report writing) and oral communication skills.

  • Computer skills specifically in; Word, Excel, Power Point or compatible programs.

Apply to SSC today!

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Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Req ID: 391055




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