Landscape Services Supervisor

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Landscape Services Supervisor

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Hiring Salary:

This position is a pay grade 15. Please see Pay Grade Table at:

Occupational Category:

Skilled Craft


Landscape & Campus Services

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Educational and Experience Requirement:

High school graduate or GED equivalent. Minimum of ten years of experience in a supervisory capacity managing and directing landscape services operations or experience in a related field. Certified Arborist, Licensed Irrigator, or Certified Landscape Professional qualifications are desirable. Must possess a valid TDA Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicators License or obtain one within six (6) months of hire. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Nature & Purpose of Position:

Direct and supervise the operational and personnel activities of the university grounds services program. Ensure the development and maintenance of a safe and aesthetically pleasing environment.

Primary Responsibilities:

Oversees the supervision and leadership for Landscape Services. Plans, organizes, and directs the operations of approximately 25 personnel involved in landscape maintenance including turf maintenance, horticulture, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program, irrigation, fertilization, urban forestry, sports fields, litter pickup, special events, and other duties as needed. Responsible for requesting and inspecting the inventory of supplies and equipment used in the landscape maintenance program. Frequently in contact with other university departments, administrators, faculty, staff, students, visitors, and off-campus agencies as needed. Directs, delegates, and oversees the work of assigned employees. Schedules work assignments. Handles employee relations such as onboarding, separations, and work performance. Provides training both formal and informal, on the job training, and job knowledge from past experience. Assists in budgets, reports, department policies, quality control surveys, and procedures. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications:

Good working knowledge of the various types of equipment used in landscape maintenance. Proficiency in all phases of work performed. Requires basic computer skills including the use of email, office productivity software, and computerized maintenance management software.

Uniforms and identification badges are provided by the University according to departmental policy. 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 Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 7/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time