Grounds Technician

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City
900 N Portland Ave Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73107 United States
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Position Details

Req ID:


Position Title:

Grounds Technician

Position Type:

Staff Full-Time

OSU Campus:

Grounds Maintenance


Grounds Maintenance

Location Address:

900 N Portland Ave
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73107
United States

Hiring Supervisor and Contact Info:

Cedric Brown

Hiring Range:
(Contingent upon available funding):

10.43 - 10.43, Hourly

Work Schedule:


Job Summary:

Job Function:
Performs semi-skilled duties required to maintainUniversity grounds. Includes: mowing, weed eating,watering, planting, picking up trash, general clean-up of facilities, and otherassigned duties.

Essential Job Functions:

    Operates power equipment used in the maintenance of grounds.Follows and ensures compliance with safety policies and proceduresSweeps, pick up and maintains the appearance of the grounds, curbs, and walkways.Prunes and trims trees and shrubs.Waters lawns, garden beds .Performs snow and ice removal, as needed.Applies pesticides and fertilizers.Performs routine maintenance on grounds equipment.Completes all mandatory training and participated in a minimum of two professional development each year.Performs other duties as assigned.
The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Resume and cover letter are required for full consideration.

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

High Schooldiploma/GED

Work Experience:

    6 months responsible work experiencePrevious weed eating experience

Certifications,Registrations, or Licenses:
Valid driver’s license

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    Ability to read and interpret routine written or printed materials such as labels on chemicals (mix chemicals), basic charts, diagrams or instruction material for equipmentAbility to effectively use maintenance, garden and hand tools, sprayers, etc..Ability to work efficiently independently and/or in a team environmentAbility to follow and ensure compliance with safety policies and proceduresEvidences a history of demonstrating ethical and professional behaviorPassion for assisting customers/ students and representing the OUS brand with positivity and professionalismEvidences a history of demonstrating ethical and professional behavior

Preferred Qualifications:
One year responsible work experience

Physical Requirements:

Extensive standing and/or walking; Occasional bending/stooping, squatting/ crouching, and pushing/pullingExposure to various chemicals including fertilizer and herbicideRequires ability and adequate dexterity to operate tools and equipment required for the job. Repetitive movement of hand/wrist.Requires substantial strength and stamina. Manual dexterity/visual ability to operate a motor vehicle, computer and radio.Physical and mental stamina to perform the essential job functions.May need to lift up to 45 pounds. If an object weighs more than 45 pounds, OSU-Oklahoma City requires this to be a two-person lift.

Working Conditions:

    Must present a clean, professional uniform appearance while maintaining normal and acceptable standards of personal hygiene.A protective mask and other impervious Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are required as the situation dictates.Able to work in all types of weather.

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.


Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.


Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system of interdisciplinary programs that prepares students for success. OSU is America’s Brightest Orange. Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all. As Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research, and outreach. OSU has more than 37,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 25,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 240,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world. 

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) is part of the modern land-grant system of Oklahoma State University. OSU-OKC is a two-year public institution, offering more than 50 degrees and certificate options. Through quality education, a supportive environment, leadership training and service opportunities, OSU-OKC trains students to work and educates them to lead. OSU-OKC graduates are found throughout the community serving as police officers, firefighters, nurses, teachers, healthcare professionals and business owners.


 The OSU Cowboys have a rich athletic heritage, being the home of 50 national championships, a total better than all but 3 schools in the nation, and first in the Big 12. OSU ranks #71 among Best Value universities, receiving top-  billing in the State of Oklahoma (based on in-state tuition totals), according to Kiplinger. The National Security Agency has named OSU a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research ("Intelligence") along with 22 other universities. The Carnegie Foundation classifies OSU as a "High Research Activity campus". 

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Oklahoma State University campuses are tobacco and vapor-free.

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