Groundskeeper

University Of Texas At Austin Austin , TX 78719

Posted 2 months ago

Job Posting Title:

Groundskeeper


Hiring Department:

Landscape Services


Position Open To:

All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours:

29


FLSA Status:

To Be Determined at Offer


Earliest Start Date:

Ongoing


Position Duration:

Expected to Continue


Location:

UT MAIN CAMPUS


Job Description:

To provide temporary landscape work using semi-skilled grounds maintenance tasks to maintain the health and appearance of The University of Texas at Austin campus landscape.


Job Details:

General Notes

Temporary assignment. Job offer contingent upon applicant clearing a background check and passing a strength and agility test (WorkSTEPS).

Responsibilities

  • Maintains landscape to University standards (to include all turf, shrubs, and hardscapes) and reports trouble conditions on campus that might be a safety hazard to the University community.

  • Safely operates landscaping equipment (to include power mowers, cultivators, edgers, small sweepers, and other equipment used in gardening work).

  • Picks up litter, empties trash receptacles, and keeps University property neat and orderly.

  • Irrigates the landscape, abides by water restrictions, and performs minor repairs on irrigation systems.

  • Follow and readily accept written and oral instructions, maintain work schedule set by the supervisor, and complete routine paperwork to include hourly time report.

  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for the task, follow safety rules, and maintain safe working conditions.

Required Qualifications

Experience following basic work instructions. Ability to pull, push, and lift up to 50 pounds. Capable of working in all types of adverse conditions (weather, dust, noise, heights, fumes, etc).

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in grounds care and maintenance.

Driving Required

This job requires a class "C" operator's driver's license. The applicant selected must provide a current three year driving record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, a Texas driver's license must be obtained within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident. Employees who are required to have a CDL are subject to drug and alcohol testing (pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, random, return-to-duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing).

Salary Range

$13.00 hourly

Working Conditions

  • Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished)

  • May work in all weather conditions

  • May work around electrical and mechanical hazards

  • Use of manual dexterity

  • Climbing of stairs

  • Climbing of ladders

  • Lifting and moving

  • Promote and exercise good safety habits. Exposure to environmental and weather conditions (to include extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, and loud noises). Lift, push, and pull up to 50 pounds.

Work Shift

  • Work week of 29 hours up to 40 hours from 6 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. May vary with work requirements during the growing season, special functions on campus, and emergencies.

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV

  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor

  • Letter of interest

Important: You will be prompted to submit your resume in the first step of the online job application process. Then, any additional Required Materials will be uploaded in the My Experience section; you can multi-select the additional files or click the Upload button for each file. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.


Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

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


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, 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.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.


E-Verify:

The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university's company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

  • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
  • E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]

Compliance:

Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the 2019 report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe, Suite UTA 2.206, Austin, TX 78701.


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