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UNT System Overview

Welcome to the University of North Texas System. The UNT System includes the University of North Texas in Denton and Frisco, the University of North Texas at Dallas and UNT Dallas College of Law, and the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region. We are growing with the North Texas region, employing more than 14,000 employees, educating a record 49,000+ students across our system, and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

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Posting Title Lead Groundskeeper Department UNT-Facilities-Gen-152000 Job Location Denton Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Retirement Eligibility TRS Eligible Additional Retirement Information

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Salary Information Salary commensurate with experience. (Additional pay may be approved for certain licenses and certifications) Department Summary

The Maintenance division consists of seven Departments: Custodial Services, Grounds Department, Electrical Maintenance, Utilities Maintenance, Structural Maintenance, Construction Services, and Auxiliary Services. For additional information on the Facilities Maintenance department you may visit our website at: https: //

The Facilities Maintenance Department supports the academic, research, housing, and dining facility needs for the University of North Texas while providing responsible stewardship and efficient operation of the University's physical assets. The Facilities Maintenance team performs routine and preventative maintenance and repairs of the campus buildings and utility infrastructure. Grounds services provides an aesthetically pleasing environment for University faculty, staff, students, and visitors by maintaining all campus turf, landscapes, irrigation system, litter control, solid waste management and recycling. Facilities Maintenance maintains, repairs, constructs, and renovates University facilities and installed systems in accordance with applicable codes and regulations, and in conformance with University policies and standards.

The Facilities organization at UNT is a service provider comprised of the following divisions: Facilities Planning Design & Construction (PDC); Facilities Maintenance (FM) and Facilities Support & Services (FSS). We are responsible for the planning, renovation, maintenance and repair of university buildings and facilities, as well as other services playing an essential role to the mission of the University of North Texas. Facilities has over 325 employees who lead the way in caring for and operating over 175 facilities across 960 acres of property. Our goal is to provide world-class support for the University by ensuring safe, reliable, efficient facility and utility operations delivered with outstanding customer service and effective stewardship of resources and the environment. For additional information on Facilities, you may visit our website at: https: //

Position Overview

The Facilities Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Lead Groundskeeper to join our team.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: Works under the direction of Grounds Supervisor to apply herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers to the campus grounds and sports fields. Operates and performs preventative maintenance on equipment such as tractors, spreaders, aerators, sprayers, and other landscape related equipment, for grounds and sports fields. Assists with troubleshooting plant health care issues. Assists with agronomy product inventory management and storage in accordance with TDA guidelines and regulations. Responsible for daily record-keeping of agronomy applications in compliance with TDA requirements. Assists crew leader to ensure all safety and proper horticultural practices are followed. Takes proactive measures in addressing problem areas, including making plans, asking for assistance from other teams, and reporting to Crew Leader, Supervisors, or Managers. Ensures that all required paperwork is completed in a timely manner, including labor reports, daily completion reports, mileage forms, and others as required. Helps Crew Leader ensure that crew members properly follows all break times, lunch times, and work schedules. Helps train and supervise new and inexperienced crew members including students. Works with crew to ensure all assigned areas and tasks are completed properly and according to the schedule. Leads crews or projects as assigned. Participates in mowing, trimming, edging, hand weeding, digging, planting, pruning, trash detail, and all other mow and landscape related tasks. Participates in inclement weather cleanup including snow, ice, storm events. Other duties as assigned.

This position is considered to be essential personnel, and may require working overtime, which could include nights and weekends as needed.

Additional Posting Details

Minimum Qualifications

Three years of related experience or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Ability to follow oral and written instructions. • Ability to apply mathematical concepts to complete tasks (example: measuring and mixing chemicals). • Considerable knowledge of the practices, tools, materials, and machines used in grounds maintenance operations. • Ability to monitor tasks of others and ensure completion of work. • Ability to work outdoors in all kinds of weather. • Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed. • May operate heavy machinery.

Preferred Qualifications

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications: 1 year of experience applying fertilizer, pesticides, or herbicides. Possession of or ability to obtain Noncommercial Political Pesticide Applicator License from the TDA. Three years of landscape or grounds experience. One year of leadership experience.

Required License / Registration / Certification

Possession of a valid Texas driver's license or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment; ability to drive a vehicle and maintain coverage under University liability insurance policy, if required to drive University vehicles.

Work Schedule

Mon – Thurs or Tues – Fri 6:30 am – 5 pm

Driving University Vehicle Yes Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification Title Lead Groundskeeper Physical Requirements Carrying, Cleaning, Climbing, Crawling, Driving, Kneeling, Lifting up to 50 pounds, Pulling , Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Talk or Hear, Ability to communicate

Job Duties


Oversees groundskeepers, mowers and landscape crew.


Supervises construction and care of new landscape beds and installs plants and trees according to landscape blueprints and existing horticultural standards.


Assigns duties to subordinate employees, reports any employee relations issues to management and trains employees. Trains personnel on installation methods and procedures and proper equipment use.


Mixes a variety of pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides while following proper application procedures.


Supervises and assists grounds personnel in the removal of snow and ice from walks and roadways when necessary.


Consistently completes expected duties in a timely manner without constant supervision. Accepts responsibility for own work and follows through on commitments.


Promotes Facilities' core values of Service, Integrity, and Excellence by conducting oneself in a manner that is respectful, honest, ethical, and customer focused.


Committed to maintaining a safe and secure work environment.


Demonstrates punctuality and follows policies and procedures for absences, time and attendance

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S7015P

Position End Date (if temporary) Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must submit a resume with their online application.

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