Occupational Category (Staff Positions Only): Service Maintenance
Hiring Salary: Monthly-Staff
Department: Dept of Building & Landscape Services
Less than a high school diploma with the ability to read and write. At least six months experience as a Groundskeeper or experience in a related field. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
To perform skilled groundskeeping and general gardening duties on the University grounds. Responsible for the care and maintenance of lawns and the cultivation of plants, trees, ornamental shrubbery, and flower beds.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Performs a combination but not necessarily all of the following duties: cultivates, prunes, sprays, fertilizes, plants, and transplants a wide variety of shrubs, plants, trees and flowers; waters shrubbery, hedges, seedlings, flowers, and lawns; prepares propagation beds, potting materials, and tropical plantings; pots, sprays, and waters greenhouse plants, flowers, and shrubs; cuts grass, using power or hand mowers; trims and edges sidewalks, driveways, and flower beds; and cuts weeds and brush, and removes leaves and rubbish from the grounds. Cleans and maintains tools and equipment. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 23195
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 130 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The Measure of a Life is its Service", echoes across SHSU's six colleges and beyond its Texas campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. Named for Sam Houston, Texas' greatest hero, SHSU continually strives to honor its historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty members who care as much about their students' success as they do about furthering the knowledge of their fields. While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online. With over 20 bachelor's and graduate degrees available entirely online, and more in development each semester, SHSU Online is quickly becoming one of the best online universities in Texas.