Job Description

Extended Job Title
Senior Groundskeeper

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
Professional/Personal Reference, Professional License/Certification, Recommendation/Referral, Other Documents Supporting Qualifications

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
1. Installs, maintains, operates and repairs building systems and associated equipment.
2. Works with other trades and maintenance staff to complete maintenance and installation of other building systems.
3. Prepare and submit work documentation, to include work order submission, changes to system (e.g. directories), etc.
4. Install and maintain special systems and equipment such as landscaping clocks and irrigation systems. Upkeeps, plants and maintain landscaping, live material and cleaning of external facilities.
5. Performs all preventive maintenance on assigned systems and equipment.
6. Coordinates and assists with contracted and external service work.
7. Contributes with knowledge and skilled labor to upkeep, maintain and repair landscaping systems, clean sidewalks, clean parking lots, perform parking markings and install plants/shrubs/trees for the institution.
8. Responds to work related radio and pager calls, actively participates in special weather respond teams.
9. Actively participates and completes training, personal development and continuing education.
10. Performs other related and various job duties as assigned.
11. 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 be able to pass the employee criminal background check.
12. Responds to emergency calls to correct or remediate the problem.
13. Responsible for keeping all work areas, equipment and tools clean and in excellent working conditions.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, basic knowledge and ability to install, operate and maintain building systems and associated equipment. Skilled in the proper use of tools, equipment and devices used in the construction and maintenance trade. Knowledge of occupational and safety hazards in the trade. Responsible for wearing appropriate personal protective equipment and follow processes to prevent accidents. Able to work and respond on weekends, holidays and after hours as required by the institution, basic understanding of other trades and able to perform or assist in the completion of assigned tasks.

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Schedule Details
24/7, Holidays & Weekends

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
Journeyman level experience and/or required apprentice and vocational training.

HSC - El Paso

Bldg Maint and Op Elp

Required Attachments

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
Performs moderately heavy manual work in the care and maintenance of grounds/exterior facilities including but not limited to the care and maintenance of plants, shrubs, lawns, and the installation and maintenance of sprinkler system. Performs cleaning of sidewalks landscaping parking lots and exterior laboratories, office common & mechanical spaces and exterior locations. Assist with coordination of tasks and teams with other facility staff or outside vendors to complete assigned duties.


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 or the  equivalent plus one year job related experience.

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