Job Details

University of Texas at El Paso
  • Position Number: 5278244
  • Location: El Paso, TX
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Supervisor-Grounds Maintenance

Job ID: 10462
Location: El Paso, TX
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: $RegTemp

FLSA Status


Posting End Date

Open until filled

Earliest Start Date

As soon as possible


Salary commensurate with education and experience

Hours per Week

40.00 Standard from 6:00 AM to 2:30 PM; flexibility required on evenings and weekends

Hiring Department


Please Note

Note: The primary accountabilities below are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Incumbents may perform all or some of the primary accountabilities listed below. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented in the incumbents' performance objectives as outlined by the incumbents' immediate supervisor or manager. This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information. Must possess a valid driver's license issued by the State where the applicant resides and must be insurable as defined in the UT System UTS 157, as applicable to the performance of essential duties and responsibilities of the position.

Required Application Materials

A resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references will be required to apply.

Purpose of Position

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in grounds maintenance.

Essential Functions

Interprets and assigns work order specifications to personnel.

Directs workers engaged in ground maintenance activities and the general external cleaning of university grounds.

Directs workers engaged in fertilizing greenery and the application of herbicide and pesticide on campus.

Directs workers in the redesigning of sprinkler systems and the installation of and repairs to masonry.

Inspects campus for infestation; inspects rock walls or walkways for damage.

Designs landscape layouts to include the use of bark, rock, grass and native plants.

Assists with the propagation of plants in the greenhouse and annual plant sale.

Assists with pre-event preparations and pre and post clean up of special event areas (ie;Sun Bowl, Minerpaloosa, concerts).

Provides proper PPE and tools and equipment to personnel.

Performs minor repairs to grounds maintenance equipment (i.e., lawn movers, edgers, etc.)

Performs employee evaluations.

Trains new personnel in all areas of grounds maintenance.

Purchases and inventories shop supplies, machinery, and equipment; assists with the fiscal year budget for equipment needed.

Estimates labor and material cost and reports the estimate to superior and work order initiator.

Interprets company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations by conducting safety meetings.

Coordinates with other trades and department supervisors on work projects and estimates worker hour requirements for completion of job.

Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, quality of product, and working conditions to increase efficiency of shop, department, or work crew.

Analyzes and resolves work problems.

Initiates or suggests plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals.

Maintains timecards and attendance reports.

Knowledge of all Microsoft Office software and able to learn and use institutional software systems.

Complies with all State and University policies.

Other duties may be assigned.

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's objectives, policies and applicable laws.

Required Qualifications

One year certificate from college or technical school within area of assigned responsibility.

Three years of experience, related to the statement of duties and responsibilities; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Possesses a current valid Texas driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in related field.

Bilingual in English and Spanish.

Certification in Grounds Chemical Program.

Irrigation Certification.

Integrated Pest Control Management.

Proficiency in maintaining turf green year round and weed free campus with a proper chemical program.

Knowledge of Integrated Pest Control Management.

Working Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to stand and use hands to feel. The employee must frequently lift and move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. May be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment to include: Steel toe and Non-slippery shoes, rubber boots, respirator mask/dust mask, eye protection, ear protection, hard hat, face shields, rubber or leather gloves, and overalls.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

EO/AA Statement

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. We seek to attract faculty and staff who share our commitment.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or sexual orientation and gender in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee's or prospective employee's right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972.

For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities, please contact UTEP's Equal Opportunity Office at

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