Job description




FLSA status

Hiring Salary
$1,778 – $2,622 per month

Occupational Category
Service Maintenance

Landscape & Campus Services

Open Until Filled

Educational and Experience Requirement
Less than a high school diploma with the ability to read and write. At least six months experience as a Groundskeeper or its equivalent. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Nature & Purpose of Position
To perform skilled groundskeeping and general gardening duties on the University grounds. Responsible for the care and maintenance of lawns and the cultivation of plants, trees, ornamental shrubbery, and flower beds.

Primary Responsibilities
Cultivates, prunes, sprays, fertilizes, plants, and transplants a wide variety of shrubs, plants, trees and flowers; waters shrubbery, hedges, seedlings, flowers, and lawns; prepares propagation beds, potting materials, and tropical plantings; pots, sprays, and waters greenhouse plants, flowers, and shrubs; cuts grass, uses power or hand mowers; trims and edges sidewalks, driveways, and flower beds; and cuts weeds and brush, and removes leaves and rubbish from the grounds. Cleans and maintains tools and equipment. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications
Working conditions involve exposure to variable weather conditions, dirt, dust, fertilizer, and insecticides. Work requires the ability to understand and follow established procedures or other guidelines of some complexity which involve making frequent minor decisions. The use of some initiative, independent judgment, or resourcefulness is a recognized characteristic of the job. Uniforms and identification badges are provided by the University according to departmental policy. Care and attention is required in the performance of duties to prevent injury to self or others. Position requires driving and operating a university vehicle; therefore, a valid Texas driver license and driving record acceptable to the university’s insurance carrier is required.

Full Time Part Time
Full Time


EEO Statement
Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Applicant Documents Required Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume
    Screening Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * How did you learn about this position?
      • The Chronicle of Higher Education
      • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
      • HBCU Connect - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
      • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
      • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
      • Association for Women in Science
      • TWC - Work in Texas
      • Inside Higher Ed
      • Higher Ed Jobs
      • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
      • SHSU Website
      • SHSU Employee
      • Other
    2. If your response to the question above was "Other" please indicate from what source.

      (Open Ended Question)

    3. * Do you have a valid Texas driver's license?
      • Yes
      • No
    4. * Are you willing to work additional hours as needed by the department?
      • Yes
      • No




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    Job No:
    Posted: 10/7/2020
    Application Due: 1/5/2021
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