Job Summary/Basic Function: Job Summary: The Grounds Maintenance Specialist reports directly to the Director of Campus Services, within the Facilities Management Department. The chosen applicant will spend most of their duty day working outside. Duties include general grounds-keeping to include removing litter from the grounds, emptying trash receptacles, and keeping the grounds looking beautiful. The applicant may be required to operate various types of lawn and garden equipment to include weed eaters, leaf blowers, chainsaws, mowers, farm tractors and other associated equipment. They may be required to plant trees, bushes and flowers, and fertilize, mulch or irrigate vegetation. The successful applicant should have hands-on knowledge of general grounds maintenance work. This position is considered as essential, and employees will be required to work as scheduled when University offices are closed due to emergency situations or natural disasters.
Essential Job Functions: ? Conduct weeding and mulching landscape of flower beds, bushes and trees ? Remove litter from campus grounds, empty trash receptacles as required ? Operate various farm and garden equipment as required; mowing, trimming, and fertilizing grounds ? Repair and fill holes in asphalt parking lot and/or roadways as required ? Pressure wash sidewalks, concrete pads and buildings as required ? Plant trees, flowers, and shrubs, ensure lawns, landscapes, and gardens are watered ? Perform event setups as required; deliver/setup stage, chairs and other equipment as required ? Works with Campus Services staff as needed to assist with other departmental priorities. ? Performs other duties as assigned. Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to needs of the university.
Minimum Qualifications: Minimum Education Required: A high school diploma or GED is preferred.
Minimum Experience Required: A minimum of 6-months of hands-on experience working as a laborer in grounds maintenance or related field.
Certification(s) Required: Possession of a Texas Commercial Drivers License is preferred. A valid Class C Texas drivers license is required.
Key Competencies: Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with fellow employees. Must be able to maintain an excellent customer service Must have knowledge of the hazards and required safety precautions associated with the use and operation of the equipment used in the work described above. Must demonstrate the skills required to operate associated equipment. Must comply with established rules and regulations. Must have basic computer skills, to include using departmental email and the ability to use the internet to research parts and other job-related information.
Physical Requirements: Tasks require the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work. Some combination of climbing and balancing, to include climbing ladders, stooping, kneeling, crawling, working at heights and working in confined spaces. May involve the lifting of moderately heavy objects, up to 45 pounds. Requires a full range of physical motion to operate manual/electrically powered tools.
Job Conditions: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, weather, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, hazardous materials, machinery, vibrations, traffic hazards, or toxic agents.
Lamar Expectation of Quality: Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.
Security Sensitive Statement: This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.
Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.
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Home to more than 14,000 students, Lamar University is one of the fastest growing universities in Texas and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 270-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana