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Tarkington Independent School DistrictGroundskeeper

Tarkington Independent School District

Groundskeeper (121)

Job Posting

Job Details

TitleGroundskeeper
Posting ID121
Description

Qualifications:

Education/Certification:

Valid Texas driver’s license

 

Special Knowledge/Skills:

Ability to understand detailed written or oral instructions

Ability to communicate (verbally)

Ability to operate tractor and landscaping equipment

Ability to operate riding or power mower, power tools, and hand tools

 

Experience:

None

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Grounds and Landscaping

  1. Mow and detail all district grounds
  2. Follow scheduled maintenance plan to care for lawns, trees, shrubs, and flowers by watering, pruning, fertilizing, mulching, caring for beds, and controlling weeds.
  3. Plant shrubs and vegetation.
  4. Assist with the preparation of athletic fields for games, including chalking fields.
  5. Collect and dispose of leaves, dirt, rubbish, and refuse from district facilities.
  6. Assist with the inspection, repair, and installation of sprinkler systems.
  7. Water grounds and apply fertilizer

Safety

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

Other

  1. Transport workers and equipment to work sites throughout the district.
  2. Maintain confidentiality
  3. Maintain positive and effective communications and relationships with supervisors and colleagues
  4. Perform other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:

None.

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Tools/Equipment Used: Garden tools; small hand tools; power tools; heavy equipment including backhoe, tractor, grader; and power mower; light truck or van

Posture: Frequent standing, kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting; work in tiring and uncomfortable positions

Motion: Frequent walking, grasping/squeezing, wrist flexion/extension, and overhead reaching; frequent driving

Lifting: Heavy lifting and carrying (45 pounds and over) on a daily basis

Environment: Work outside, on slippery or uneven walking surfaces; frequent exposure to extreme hot and cold temperatures, dust, noise, vibration; exposure to chemical (herbicides and fertilizer) and electrical hazards; work around machinery with moving parts; may work alone; regularly work irregular hours; occasional prolonged hours; frequent districtwide travel

Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary RangePer Month
LocationMaintenance

Applications Accepted

Start Date01/30/2019