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Grounds Maintenance Leader

Job Description

TITLE: Grounds Maintenance Leader

JOB CODE: 5417



EEO6 CODE: 7 = Service Maintenance

GRADE: Pay Grade 6

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 23,664.00
midpoint 29,142.00
maximum 34,620.00

PURPOSE: To provide supervisory and technical skills in planning, organizing, and directing the care and maintenance of grounds. Responsible for the maintenance and general beautification of all grounds including gardens, landscaped areas, and parking areas.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Schedules and assigns work to crews of groundskeepers engaged in seeding, weeding, fertilizing, and general care of grounds such as cutting grass, trimming and edging sidewalks, driveways, and flower beds; watering lawns, trees, shrubbery, hedges, seedlings, and flowers. Supervises the pruning, spraying, planting and transplanting of a large variety of trees and shrubs. Supervises the removal of leaves, grass, dirt, and rubbish from grounds as well as the rolling, packing and maintaining of athletic fields. Requisitions and distributes materials and equipment for grounds maintenance work. Supervises the use, maintenance, and repair of tools and machinery. Plans and supervises operation of a greenhouse. Provides special care for unusual types of plants and makes independent decisions on the type of treatment to be given to problem plants and trees. Performs related duties as required.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: Work is performed under minimum supervision of superior. Work is checked by observation of condition of grounds. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: Provide working supervision to a large number of groundskeepers of lower grade.


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: High school graduation.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: Three years of experience in grounds maintenance. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Skill in the operation, maintenance, and minor repair of tractors, cultivators, edgers, power lawn mowers, and other equipment used in grounds maintenance. Must have a valid Texas Operators License. Accuracy in maintaining an efficient and workable landscaping program. Working conditions are considered acceptable, but involve exposure to outside weather conditions, hazardous mechanical equipment and occasional lifting of heavy objects. Alertness and careful attention is required to avoid injury to self and to others. Specific job requirements or physical location of some positions allocated to this classification, may render the position security sensitive, and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215 Texas Education Code.