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Groundskeeper

Job Title: Groundskeeper Wage/Hour Status: Nonexempt
Reports to: Facilities Director Pay Grade: MT - 3
Dept: Maintenance Date Revised: 03/2012
Primary Purpose:
Maintain safe and attractive grounds and landscaping for the district.
Qualifications:
Education/Certification:
Valid Texas driver's license
Special Knowledge/Skills:
Ability to read and understand written instructions
Ability to communicate (verbally)
Ability to operate tractor and landscaping equipment
Ability to operate riding or power mower, power tools, and hand tools
Experience:
Driving a tractor with batwing mower deck
Operating brush hog equipment
Major Responsibilities and Duties: Grounds and Landscaping
1. Mow and detail all district grounds, including athletic fields.
2. Care for trees, shrubs, and flowers by watering, pruning, fertilizing, mulching, caring for beds, and controlling weeds.
3. Plant shrubs and vegetation.
4. Assist with the preparation of athletic fields for games, including chalking fields.
5. Water grounds and apply fertilizer.
6. Collect and dispose of leaves, dirt, rubbish, and refuse from district facilities.
7. Assist with the inspection, repair, and installation of sprinkler systems.
Safety
8. Operate tools and equipment according to prescribed safety procedures.
9. Follow established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties, including lifting, climbing, etc.
10. Correct unsafe conditions in work area and report any conditions that are not correctable to supervisor immediately.
11. Help keep vehicle, equipment, and tools in safe operating condition.
12. Inspect and adjust tools and equipment for safety and efficiency and perform preventive maintenance as needed.
Customer Care Skills
13. Provide professional communication with students, parents, community members, staff, and other professionals at all times.
14. Use proper phone etiquette at all times, speaking slowly and clearly. Take reliable messages, and route to the appropriate staff.
15. Ensure superior customer care skills are used via eye contact, facial expressions, voice inflections, body language, and an attitude of "going the extra mile" for others.
16. Ensure all requests for information are dealt with in an appropriate timeframe.
17. Create and maintain a welcoming, service-oriented environment toward all internal and external customers.
Other
18. Transport workers and equipment to work sites throughout the district.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
None.
Equipment Used:
Tractor and mower, riding and power mower, gas-powered weed trimmer, blower, edger, sprayer, striping machine, garden and hand tools, posthole auger, aerator. Light truck or van.
Working Conditions:
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Tools/Equipment Used: Garden tools; small hand tools; power tools; heavy equipment including backhoe, tractor, grader; and power mower; light truck or van
Posture: Frequent standing, kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting; work in tiring and uncomfortable positions
Motion: Frequent walking, grasping/squeezing, wrist flexion/extension, and overhead reaching; frequent driving
Lifting: Heavy lifting and carrying (45 pounds and over) on a daily basis
Environment: Work outside, on slippery or uneven walking surfaces; frequent exposure to extreme hot and cold temperatures, dust, noise, vibration; exposure to chemical (herbicides and fertilizer) and electrical hazards; work around machinery with moving party; may work alone; regularly work irregualr hours; occasional prolonged hours; frequent district wide travel
Mental Demands: Maintain eemotional control under stress
Application Procedure:
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