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.
Performs a combination, but not necessarily all, of the following duties: Cuts grass, using a hand mover, or power mower. Maintains lawns by planting, cultivating and watering grass. The individual will be required to 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. Assists with other departmental activities when needed. Performs other duties as assigned.
Completion of the sixth (6) grade with no additional experience needed.
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.
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.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: No
Internal Number: 13602
About University of Texas at Arlington
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.