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Groundskeeper I

The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Position Title:

Groundskeeper I


Facilities Mgmt_Grounds



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Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday; 6:00am-2:30pm.

Open to:

External and Internal


Hourly rate is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience.


Funding expected to continue

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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 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:

This position provides routine semi-skilled work in the care and culture of lawns, plants, and flowers and the maintenance of the grounds. Responsibilities include the care and culture of plants, hedges, grass, trees, and general maintenance of grounds.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Cuts grass by using a hand mover or power mower.
  • Maintains lawns by planting, cultivating and watering grass.
  • Cultivate, prune, trim, transplant, fertilize and water shrubbery, hedges and trees.
  • Grades and prepares ground for planting, plants and maintains flower beds, removes leaves and rubbish from grounds, watches for pests, diseases, or other deteriorating agents, and cuts weeds and brush.
  • Keeps grounds clean and reports broken or leaking hydrants, and faulty sprinkler system equipment.
  • Cleans and cares for tools, equipment, materials, and supplies used in grounds keeping.
  • Works in greenhouse and nursery.
  • Assists in maintenance of indoor plants.
  • Drive a UTA vehicle.
  • Assists with other departmental activities when needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Considered essential personnel.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Valid Texas driver license.
  • Experience with reading and understand verbal instruction.
  • Experience with and/or ability to learn operation of small equipment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to properly care for lawns, shrubs, etc., and pay close attention in operating equipment.
  • Ability to operate tractors, cultivators, edger’s, power mowers, pesticide application equipment, and other equipment used in grounds maintenance.
  • Alertness and careful attention is required to avoid injury to self and to others.
  • Ability complete all physical tasks as needed.

Working Conditions:

  • May work in all weather conditions.
  • May work in extreme temperatures

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

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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.

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