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The University of Texas at Arlington Groundskeeper II in Arlington, Texas

Groundskeeper II

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Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number S05524P

Position Title Groundskeeper II

Department Facilities Mgmt_Grounds

Location Arlington

Job Family Facilities/Construction

Position Status Full-time

Work Hours Standard

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Open to External and Internal

Salary Hourly rate is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience.

Duration Funding expected to continue

Pay Basis Hourly

Benefits Eligible Yes

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University Information

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at https://www.uta.edu/administration/president/strategic-plan/rise100 . The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

Job Summary

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Mows grass, trims shrubs, trims and cuts trees, replaces dead plants hauls dirt and fertilizes.

  • Trims and edges sidewalks, driveways and flowerbeds.

  • Cuts weeds and brush, and removes leaves and rubbish from the grounds.

  • Waters shrubbery, hedges, seedlings flowers and grass.

  • Assists in potting plants and transplanting shrubs, plants, trees and flowers.

  • Seeds, plants, sods, grades, and cuts lawns. Keeps grounds clean and reports broken or leaking hydrants.

  • Packs and maintains football fields, baseball diamonds, and intramural fields.

  • Lines fields and tracks.

  • Cleans and maintains tools equipment, materials, and supplies.

  • Considered essential personnel.

  • Drive a UTA vehicle

  • Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Valid Texas driver license.

  • Experience with reading and understand verbal instruction.

  • Experience with working and/or ability to learn operation of all equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to operate power tools.

  • Physical strength and agility needed to perform assigned tasks.

  • Capable of following instructions.

  • Knowledge of the practices and techniques for the proper care of plants, flowers, shrubs, trees, and lawns.

Other Requirements

Working Conditions

  • May work in all weather conditions.

  • May work in extreme temperatures

Special Conditions for Eligibility

CBC Requirement

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

EEO Statement

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email ADADocs@uta.edu .

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Open Until Filled

Minimum Number of References Required 3

Maximum Number of References Accepted 3

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.

Requirement Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *What is the highest level of education attained?

  2. GED

  3. High School Diploma

  4. Associate's Degree

  5. Bachelor's Degree

  6. Master's Degree

  7. PhD or equivalent

  8. *Do you possess a valid Texas Class C operator driver's license or any other states equivalent to driving a personal vehicle?

  9. Yes

  10. No

  11. *How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?

  12. None/less than 3 years

  13. 3 to 4 years

  14. 5 to 6 years

  15. 7 years or more

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents

  1. Resume or CV

Optional Documents

  1. Cover/Interest Letter