Job Details

Tarrant County College District
  • Position Number: 3620214
  • Location: Hurst, TX
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Lead Groundskeeper
Tarrant County College District

Posting Number: F005065
Position Status: Full Time
Assignment Length: This field only applies to Faculty
Grant Funded: No
Category: Plant Operations
Class Code: 64
Pay Rate: $19.90
Location: Northeast
Department: DT Physical Plant

Job Summary:
Reporting to the Facilities Manager, the Lead Groundskeeper is responsible for providing technical and supervisory skills in planning, organizing, and directing the care and maintenance of college grounds including responsibilities for and general beautification. This position will also act as the first point of contact for contracted grounds and landscaping while also providing oversight for local-specific in-house contracts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential Performance Requirements*
  • Plans, schedules, assigns, and supervises the landscaping, seeding, weeding, cultivating, and general care of grounds
  • Plans and supervises cultivation, pruning, spraying, watering, and transplanting of a large variety of shrubs and trees
  • Prepares working sketches for the development, improvement, or expansion of landscaped areas
  • Distributes materials and equipment for grounds maintenance work
  • Applies and/or supervises the application of pesticides and other grounds-related chemicals
  • Develops and maintains an efficient and workable landscaping program plus pesticide and chemical records
  • Manages in-house service contracts such as indoor plants, window cleaning, and artwork cleaning
  • Inspects grounds with contracted grounds manager
  • Interviews and recommends suitable grounds applicants for employment
  • Prepares periodic reports of work, manages employee workloads, and closes work orders
  • Coordinates and assigns movers for intra-campus moves
  • Maintains and/or earns within one year of hire a Pesticide Noncommercial Subdivision Applicator License (NCPS)

Service Excellence
  • Participates on behalf of the College in external community organizations and associations as assigned to support the essential performance requirements
  • Attends the workplace regularly, reports to work punctually, and follows a work schedule to keep up with the demands of the worksite
  • Completes all required training and professional development sessions sponsored through Tarrant County College (TCC)
  • Supports the values of the College: diversity, teaching excellence, student success, innovation, and creativity and service to the College
  • Supports the mission, values and 3 goals and 8 principles of the College

Works under the general supervision of the Facilities Manager

*Performs Other Related Tasks as Required

The duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Required Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures:
  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
  • Two (2) years working experience related to the Essential Performance Requirements
  • Valid Texas drivers license with an acceptable driving record

Desired Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures:
  • Associates degree or 60 college hours
  • Experience with groundskeeping or related work
  • Experience with related administrative, clerical, or supervisory work
  • Experience with the operation of forklifts and tractors
  • Current Pesticide Noncommercial Political Subdivision Applicator License (NCPS)

Knowledge, Skills and Ability:
  • Skilled in excellent customer service and interpersonal relationships with diverse populations, including strong listening, verbal, and written communication
  • Skilled using applications and enterprise systems, including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment and a setting that is diverse and urban
  • Ability to think critically to effectively solve and communicate problems in a fast-paced environment where the demands for work are varied, and unpredictable in scope and volume
  • Ability to analyze data and provide sound recommendations based on policy, procedure, practice, and existing regulations
  • Ability to delegate work appropriately to faculty and staff to meet College and campus deliverables

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Special Instructions Summary:
Posted: 10/11/2022

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Tarrant County College is an equal opportunity/equal access institution.

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