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Groundskeeper

Employer
University of North Texas
Location
Denton

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System. The UNT System includes the University of North Texas in Denton and Frisco, the University of North Texas at Dallas and UNT Dallas College of Law, and the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region. We are growing with the North Texas region, employing more than 14,000 employees, educating a record 49,000+ students across our system, and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.


We are one team comprised of individuals who are committed to excellence, curiosity and innovation. We are transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We champion a people-first values-based culture where We Care about each other and those we serve. We believe that we are Better Together because we foster an inclusive environment of respect, belonging, and access for all. We demonstrate Courageous Integrity through setting exceptional standards and acting in the best interest of our communities. We are encouraged to Be Curious about opportunities for learning, creating, discovering, and innovating, and are encouraged to learn from failure. Show Your Fire by joining our team and exhibiting your passion and pride in your work as part of our UNT System team.


Learn more about the UNT System and how we live our values at www.UNTSystem.edu.

Posting Title:

Groundskeeper

Department:

UNT-Facilities-Gen-152000

Job Location:

Denton

Full Time/Part Time:

Full-Time

Retirement Eligibility:

TRS Eligible

Additional Retirement Information:

For more information on retirement plan options, please visit https://hr.untsystem.edu/benefits/retirement-plans/index.php.

Salary Information:

Salary commensurate with experience. (Additional pay may be approved for certain licenses and certifications)

Department Summary:

The Maintenance division consists of seven Departments: Custodial Services, Grounds Department, Electrical Maintenance, Utilities Maintenance, Structural Maintenance, Construction Services, and Auxiliary Services. For additional information on the Facilities Maintenance department you may visit our website at: https://facilities.unt.edu/about/maintenance The Facilities Maintenance Department supports the academic, research, housing, and dining facility needs for the University of North Texas while providing responsible stewardship and efficient operation of the University’s physical assets. The Facilities Maintenance team performs routine and preventative maintenance and repairs of the campus buildings and utility infrastructure. Grounds services provides an aesthetically pleasing environment for University faculty, staff, students, and visitors by maintaining all campus turf, landscapes, irrigation system, litter control, solid waste management and recycling. Facilities Maintenance maintains, repairs, constructs, and renovates University facilities and installed systems in accordance with applicable codes and regulations, and in conformance with University policies and standards. The Facilities organization at UNT is a service provider comprised of the following divisions: Facilities Planning Design & Construction (PDC); Facilities Maintenance (FM) and Facilities Support & Services (FSS). We are responsible for the planning, renovation, maintenance and repair of university buildings and facilities, as well as other services playing an essential role to the mission of the University of North Texas. Facilities has over 325 employees who lead the way in caring for and operating over 175 facilities across 960 acres of property. Our goal is to provide world-class support for the University by ensuring safe, reliable, efficient facility and utility operations delivered with outstanding customer service and effective stewardship of resources and the environment. For additional information on Facilities, you may visit our website at: https://facilities.unt.edu/

Position Overview:

This position is responsible for outdoor manual work involving the care and maintenance of University grounds. Work involves performing routine activities in the care and culture of landscape and turf grass.

Representative Tasks –

• Participates in the construction and care of new and existing landscape beds.
• Works with crew to ensure designated work areas are kept weeded, trimmed, mowed and mulched.
• Keeps assigned work areas clear of rubbish and trash.
• Operates and maintains tools, equipment and materials used in grounds maintenance.
• Notifies lead of equipment in need of repairs.
• Removes snow and ice from walks and roadways when necessary.
* Other duties as assigned

** This position is considered to be essential personnel, and may require working overtime, which could include nights and weekends as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

There are no minimum education or experience requirements.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

  • Some knowledge of the practices, tools, materials, and machines used in grounds maintenance operations.

  • Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather.

  • Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed.

  • Ability to apply mathematical concepts to complete tasks (example: measuring and mixing chemicals).

  • Working knowledge of the practices, tools, materials, and machines used in grounds maintenance operations.



Preferred Qualifications:

* One year related grounds maintenance experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
* Ability to apply mathematical concepts to complete tasks (example: measuring and mixing chemicals).
* Working knowledge of the practices, tools, materials, and machines used in grounds maintenance operations.
* Experience working outdoors in extreme weather conditions.
* Experience working as part of a team.

Required License / Registration / Certification:

Possession of a valid Texas driver’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment; ability to drive a vehicle and maintain coverage under University liability insurance policy, if required to drive University vehicles.

Work Schedule:

Mon – Thurs or Tues – Fri
6:30 am – 5:00 pm

Driving University Vehicle:

Yes

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification Title:

Groundskeeper

Physical Requirements:

Carrying, Climbing, Crawling, Driving, Kneeling, Lifting up to 50 pounds, Pulling , Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Talk or Hear, Cleaning, Ability to communicate

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Works with crew to ensure designated work areas are kept mowed, weeded, trimmed and mulched.

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Keeps assigned work areas clear of rubbish and trash.

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Operates and maintains tools, equipment and materials used in grounds maintenance.

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Removes snow and ice from walks and roadways when necessary.

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Supervises and assists grounds personnel in the removal of snow and ice from walks and roadways when necessary.

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Consistently completes expected duties in a timely manner without constant supervision. Accepts responsibility for own work and follows through on commitments.

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Promotes Facilities’ core values of Service, Integrity, and Excellence by conducting oneself in a manner that is respectful, honest, ethical, and customer focused.

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Committed to maintaining a safe and secure work environment.

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Demonstrates punctuality and follows policies and procedures for absences, time and attendance

Posting Number:

S7343P

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must submit a resume with their online application.

Quicklink for Posting:

https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/77895

Organization

Working at University of North Texas

Since 1890, the University of North Texas has been a catalyst for transformation for its students and the North Texas region. As the nation’s 26th largest public university, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 students while fueling the intellectual, economic and cultural progress of one of the largest, most dynamic regions in the United States.

A student-focused public research university, UNT graduates more than 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. As UNT’s strengths in science, engineering and technology grow, the university continues to nurture its core areas of distinction in music, education, social sciences, business, the arts and humanities. Leading Texas public universities in the number of Goldwater Scholars and designated a “Best in the West” university by The Princeton Review, UNT is known for its academic excellence.

By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.

Fostering global understanding and promoting cultural appreciation are central to preparing tomorrow's successful global leaders. Our strategic international partnerships seek to improve quality of life, facilitate the exchange of ideas and culture, and allow for important research addressing global issues. UNT's campus benefits from a rich diversity of about 2,500 international students representing 140 countries.

UNT faculty produce groundbreaking research in a wide range of disciplines spanning the sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology while also making nationally recognized contributions in the arts and humanities. The College of Music is one of the nation’s best music colleges with an internationally respected jazz program. UNT has the oldest program in emergency administration and planning and a unique program in applied philosophy and environmental ethics.

UNT also is home to many national centers and institutes, including the Net-Centric Software and Systems Center — a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center; the Center for Electronic Materials Processing and Integration; the Institute of Applied Science; the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling; and the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity.

UNT has developed many state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the federally funded Center for Advanced Research and Technology, one of the nation’s most extensive facilities for powerful materials characterization and analysis; a high-performance computational facility; and a clean room/nanofabrication research facility (under construction). UNT’s research extends outside the academy as well, with field stations as close as a neighboring lake and as far away as southern Chile.

In addition, UNT is developing Discovery Park, a research park with technology incubator facilities on a 300-acre property near the main campus. The university also has developed a Design Research Center in the heart of the Dallas design district.

As the largest and most comprehensive university in the North Texas region, UNT is growing as a national leader in education, research and scholarship, student support and community engagement — the pillars of a great public research university. UNT’s ultimate mission is to give a green light to greatness by helping its students, region, state and nation excel.

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