Occupational Category (Staff Positions Only): Service Maintenance
Hiring Salary: Monthly-Staff
Department: Landscape & Campus Services
Less than a high school diploma with the ability to read and write. 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:
Performs skilled groundskeeping and general gardening duties on the University grounds. Maintains lawns and cultivates plants, trees, ornamental shrubbery, and flower beds.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Plants and trims lawns, trees, bushes, hedges, and shrubs using hand tools or motorized vehicles. Landscapes new ground areas, repairs damaged ground areas, replaces bushes, hedges, shrubs, and trees. Cares for and maintains fields, paths, roads, and buildings. Fertilizes soil when needed for plant growth; plants flowerbeds. 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 planting. Pots, sprays, and waters greenhouse plants, flowers, and shrubs. Cuts grass using power or hand mowers, trims and edges sidewalks, driveways, and flower beds. Cuts weeds and brush and removes leaves and rubbish from the grounds. Cleans and maintains tools and equipment. Performs general maintenance and cleanup of buildings and grounds. Cleans, repairs, and services equipment used in grounds maintenance such as mowers, tractor/trailers, dump trucks, front-end loaders, high-lift fork trucks, wood chippers, and a variety of hand/power tools. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 26557
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," echoes across SHSU's eight colleges and beyond campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to student and to regional, state, national and international constituencies.
SHSU offers over 90 bachelor degree programs, over 55 masters and 11 doctoral programs, including the nation’s first PhD in Forensic Science, SHSU offers an exceptional college experience. SHSU is classified as a "Doctoral Research University" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. The Chronicle of Higher Education named Sam Houston State University among the nation's best universities to work for in nine consecutive years "Great Colleges to Work For" survey results.
SHSU is a university that thinks big but feels small. With a student population of over 21,500 students, SHSU prides itself with creating a close community. Located in the "piney wood" region of East Texas,... Huntsville is less than an hour's drive north of Houston, which enables the university community to maintain a small town atmosphere with easy access to the nation's fourth largest metropolitan area.
Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.
A member of The Texas State University System