Job Description

Extended Job Title
Groundskeeper (Grounds)

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Performs moderately heavy manual work in the care and maintenance of grounds including the care and maintenance of plants, shrubs, lawns, and the installation and maintenance of sprinkler systems.

Requisition ID

Optional Attachments

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Supports the total quality management of the Physical Plant mission and objectives. Adheres to institutional and departmental safety policy and procedures.
  • Works with other trades and maintenance staff to complete maintenance and installation of other building systems.
  • Installs, maintains, operates and repairs building systems and associated equipment.
  • Prepare and submit work documentation, to include work order submission, changes to system (E.G. Directories) Etc.
  • Install and maintain special systems and equipment such as landscaping clocks and irrigation systems.
  • Coordinates and assists with the coordination of contracted work and external service work.
  • Performs all preventive maintenance on assigned systems and equipment.
  • Responds to work related radio and pager calls.
  • Must have and maintain valid state of Texas drivers license and be listed as an approved driver as determined by risk management and insurance carrier.  Must b able to pass the employee criminal background.
  • Responds to emergency calls to correct or remediate the problem.
  • Responsible for keeping all work areas, equipment and tools clean and in excellent working conditions.
  • Installs plants/shrubs/trees for the institution. Responsible for the length and condition of lawns, trees, shrubs, flower beds and all other landscaping elements.
  • Responsible to tend to the seasonal needs of all parking lots, as well as seating areas, fences, artwork and buildings.
  • Responsible for ensuring the safety conditions of all pedestrian walkways and all ADA accesses.

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
Commensurate upon the qualifications

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
  • Irrigation specialist or licensure
  • Horticultural background and training.
  • Occupational Licenses: Landscape Irrigator or Irrigation

HSC - El Paso


Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group

Occasional Duties
  • Actively participates and completes training, personal development and continuing education.
  • Performs other related and various job duties as assigned.


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

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