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Groundskeeper I

Job Description

TITLE: Groundskeeper I

JOB CODE: 5426



EEO6 CODE: 7 = Service Maintenance

GRADE: Pay Grade 2

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 15,204.00
midpoint 18,396.00
maximum 21,588.00

PURPOSE: This position provides routine semi-skilled work in the care and culture of lawns, plants, and flowers and the maintenance of the grounds. Responsibilities include the care and culture of plants, hedges, grass, trees, and general maintenance of grounds.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs a combination, but not necessarily all, of the following duties: Cuts grass, using a hand mover, or power mower. Maintains lawns by planting, cultivating and watering grass. The individual will be required to cultivate, prune, trim, transplant, fertilize and water shrubbery, hedges and trees. Grades and prepares ground for planting, plants and maintains flower beds, removes leaves and rubbish from grounds, watches for pests, diseases, or other deteriorating agents, and cuts weeds and brush. Keeps grounds clean and reports broken or leaking hydrants, and faulty sprinkler system equipment. Cleans, and cares for tools, equipment, materials, and supplies used in grounds keeping. Works in greenhouse and nursery. Assists in maintenance of indoor plants. Assists with other departmental activities when needed. Performs other duties as assigned.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: Work is performed under close supervision, and reviewed while in progress by Grounds Maintenance Supervisor. Oral instructions are usually given, which may be supplemented by written instructions or rough sketches. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: None.


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: Completion of the sixth grade, with no additional experience needed.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Ability to properly care for lawns, shrubs, etc., and pay close attention in operating equipment. Ability to operate tractors, cultivators, edger's, power mowers, pesticide application equipment, and other equipment used in grounds maintenance. 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.