Facilities-Grounds

Texarkana College   Texarkana, TX   Full-time     Other
Posted on June 17, 2022

Job Title:         Facilities – Grounds                                 

Reports to:      Director of Facilities Services or               Date: 6/17/2022

                        Grounds Forman

Primary Purpose:

Maintain safe and attractive grounds and landscaping for the district. Maintain athletic fields.

Qualifications:

Education/Certification:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid Texas driver’s license

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Ability to understand detailed written or oral instructions
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to operate power-driven equipment
  • Must have the ability to be a self-starter and work with minimal supervision.
  • Must have the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds unassisted and up to 100 pounds with assistance.

Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years verifiable work experience after high school. Experience in handling and use of lawn care equipment and tools.

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Grounds and Landscaping

  • Using job appropriate equipment and tools, maintain mowing and trimming of all public areas of the lawn and grounds, prunes trees and shrubs, trims trees and shrubs, removes debris, maintains smoking receptacles and assists in small and large scale event set-ups.
  • Operates and conducts tasks in a safe and environmentally conscientious manner.
  • Mow and detail all district grounds, including athletic fields.
  • Follow scheduled maintenance plan to care for lawns, trees, shrubs, and flowers by watering, pruning, fertilizing, mulching, caring for beds, and controlling weeds.
  • Plant shrubs and vegetation.
  • Assist with the preparation of athletic fields for games, including chalking fields.
  • Collect and dispose of leaves, dirt, rubbish, and refuse from district facilities.
  • Assist with the inspection, repair, and installation of sprinkler systems.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Safety

  • Operate tools and equipment according to prescribed safety procedures. Follow established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties, including lifting and climbing.
  • Correct unsafe conditions in work area and promptly report any conditions that are not immediately correctable to supervisor.
  • Help keep vehicle, equipment, and tools in safe operating condition.
  • Inspect and adjust tools and equipment for safety and efficiency and perform preventive maintenance as needed.

Other

  • Transport workers and equipment to work sites throughout the district.

Texarkana College

2500 North Robison Road
Texarkana , TX
www.texarkanacollege.edu