Employment

Groundskeeper

Permanent, Full Time

Job Description
Employees in this job oversee and perform maintenance and landscaping duties at campus facilities. This is an experienced groundkeeper position. The work requires considerable working knowledge of motorized equipment and hand/power tools in order to perform grounds work activities. The employee oversees the work of laborers, equipment operators and seasonal employees, and uses judgment in making decisions related to the work.
 
Job Duties
Note: The job duties listed are typical examples of the work performed by positions in this job classification. Not all duties assigned to every position are included, nor is it expected that all positions will be assigned every duty.
  • Assigns work to laborers and seasonal employees and reviews job performance by observing and critiquing work techniques and completed assignments. Trains crew in the work involving landscaping and maintenance of grounds
  • Cleans, repairs and services all equipment used in grounds maintenance, such as mowers, tractor/trailers, dump trucks, front-end loaders, high-lift fork trucks, wood chippers, salt spreaders and a variety of hand/power tools
  • Plants and trims lawns, trees, bushes, hedges and shrubs using hand tools or motorized vehicles
  • Landscapes new ground areas, repairs damaged ground areas, and replaces bushes, hedges, shrubs and trees
  • Cares for and maintains seed orchards. Produces and cares for nursery stock, fertilizes soil when needed for plant growth, and plants flowerbeds.
  • Applies herbicide and pesticide chemicals to grounds, trees, bushes, shrubs and lawns in order to control plant diseases and insects
  • Removes snow from sidewalks and parking lots, and spreads salt on sidewalks and parking lots during icy conditions
  • Orders supplies for all aspects of groundskeeping (e.g., equipment parts, blades, herbicides, pesticides, flowers, bushes or trees)
  • Drives vehicles, such as a car, truck or van, to pick up other workers, supplies and materials
  • Performs related work as assigned
Job Qualifications
  • Considerable knowledge of methods of landscaping
  • Considerable knowledge of use and care of motorized equipment and hand/power tools used in grounds maintenance work
  • Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to groundskeeping and maintenance work
  • Considerable knowledge of employee policies and procedures
  • Considerable knowledge of the proper use of chemicals, fertilizers and pesticides.
  • Considerable knowledge of cultivation, weed control, seeding, and planting of trees, seed orchards, and nursing beds
  • Ability to lead, instruct and train others in the work, including the operation and proper use of equipment
  • Ability to use a computer
  • Ability to follow oral instructions and read written instructions
  • Ability to use hand tools, including electronic equipment, and operate motorized equipment and vehicles such as cars, trucks or vans
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to maintain records
 
Working Conditions
Job requires the ability to work outside in all weather conditions with excessive dust or dirt
 
Physical Requirements
  • Job requires standing for long periods of time.
  • Job requires walking for long periods of time on different types of terrain. Job may require bending, lifting and climbing.
Experience
Two years of experience as a laborer, groundskeeper or similar work involving general laborer duties, which may include the planting and maintenance of vegetation, landscaping duties, or pesticide applications
 
Education Requirements
High School Diploma or equivalent

To apply for this position, send your resume and a letter of interest to: rdavis@sstx.org with “Groundskeeper” in the subject line. Position closes at midnight on Sunday, September 18.
 
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School has a longstanding commitment to being an inclusive community. Compensation is competitive for schools of our type and region. Equal access to employment, programs and services is available to all. With respect to its employment practices, St. Stephen’s Episcopal School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.
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With respect to its employment practices, St. Stephen’s Episcopal School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.
Address: 6500 St. Stephen's Drive Austin, Texas 78746
Phone: 512-327-1213