Grounds Supervisor (Mountain View)

Dallas, Dallas County
Jul 23, 2014
Location: Mountain View
Division: Facilities - Mountain View
Position Number: 061407051
Position Type: Professional Support Staff
Exempt or Non-Exempt: Exempt
Appointment Type: Full Time
Is Grant Funded?: No
Salary: $3,618.17/Monthly, FP9
Work Days/Hours: M - F / 6 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Posting Number: 02981
Job Description Summary/Essential Duties:

Responsible for planning, coordinating and managing the activities of skilled workers, such as but not limited to, groundskeepers, grounds equipment operators, grounds foreman, and/or irrigation technicians involved in the maintenance and upkeep of the college/location grounds and equipment. Requires a high degree of diplomacy, customer service, planning, coordination of labor, accountability, and problem solving skills and the ability to work autonomously and independently. Responsible for managing maintenance services/activities at various campus and off-site locations. Develops work schedules and establishes job priorities; ascertains nature of work requests and/or on-going projects and makes determinations of costs, specifications, and man hours necessary. Maintains an effective preventive maintenance program for grounds and grounds equipment, which includes the repair and maintenance of all related equipment. Ensures compliance with county and local water restrictions and plans proper irrigation techniques during water conservation efforts are in order and at all times. Supervises the work of independent contractors; collaboratively works with contractors in providing input as they relate to the campus/locations irrigation and landscape on new and/or on-going construction projects. Ensures safe work practices for ground areas and takes immediate action to ensure safety at all times. Supervises foreman and crews in all aspects of grounds maintenance and irrigation operations; inspects work and makes further recommendations when necessary. Supervises the work of all skilled workers in the operation of equipment; responsible for maintaining inventory of all landscape/irrigation equipment and/or materials. Responsible for requisitioning all necessary parts and supplies necessary for both irrigation and landscape purposes, such as but not limited to, plants, chemicals, fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, trash receptacles, pots, etc.; attains bids and specifications and ensures proper purchasing process is utilized (purchase order, non-purchase order, etc.). Responsible for overseeing the maintenance of the campus/location sprinkler system and equipment through the supervision and collaboration work with the campus/location irrigation technicians/specialists. Supervises the overall process of application of chemicals used in maintaining landscape; ensures proper procedures and chemicals are utilized for safety purposes; ensures that all chemicals are properly stored and labeled; responsible for maintaining all relevant MSDS sheets on file. Responsible for determining and implementing specific training needs based on specialized area(s). Performs related work as required.

Physical Demands:

Work may involve moving or lifting equipment requiring physical strength sufficient to do manual labor under varying weather conditions.

Special Instructions to Applicants:


Upload Associates degree or higher in horticulture under the optional field.

Upload completion of a program certification in horticulture technology, landscape design/management under portfolio.

# of Months:
Close Date: 08/05/2014
Open Until Filled: NoMinimum Qualifications:

Associate's degree or higher in horticulture and/or completion of a program certification in horticulture technology, landscape design/management, or related area plus three years of experience in landscaping and irrigation, including supervision or graduation from high school or G.E.D. certificate plus five years of experience in landscaping and irrigation, including supervision. Advanced knowledge of herbicides/pesticides application and maintenance. Some positions may require a current pesticide license and/or the acquisition of one within the first year of employment; specific requirements vary according to location needs. Knowledge of small/large, gasoline and electrical engine operation and repair. Advanced knowledge of computer technology to access data, maintain information and generate reports. Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Ability to work independently, make immediate decisions to respond quickly to specific situations, and ability to work and coordinate a team to attain optimal performance and services rendered to campus/location facilities. Ability to provide quality customer service. Valid Texas driver’s license required to enable travel within the college/location service area to various off-site locations. Official transcripts will be required. *Will be subject to a criminal background check.*

Position Specific Qualifications:

The position will require a current pesticide license—or one within first year.