Senior Grounds Keeper (2 Vacancies)

University of Houston–Clear Lake
June 11, 2023
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Senior Grounds Keeper (2 Vacancies)


The Senior Grounds Keeper is responsible for maintaining university grounds and environment in a clean, attractive, orderly, safe, and healthy condition. Under minimal supervision, performs general grounds work that includes keeping the campus clean of all trash and debris, mowing, trimming, fertilizing, pruning, weeding, raking, seeding, planting flowers and maintaining flowerbeds, trees and shrubs. Keeps storm sewers clean during inclement weather. Works in Greenhouse and Nursery operations and maintenance of interior/exterior plants. May perform minor maintenance on roads, curbs, sidewalks, and storm drains. May operate various grounds equipment. Is subject to appointment to hurricane ride-out crew.


  • Assists other Grounds Keepers to maintain water, fertilize, prune, spray, clean, propagate, transplant, and change out interior plants.
  • Picks up all trash and debris campus-wide daily. Repairs potholes in streets and parking lots.
  • Prepares for hurricane, freezes, and events. Assists other personnel during inclement weather.
  • Operates grounds equipment (weed eaters, blowers, chainsaws, hedge trimmers, pressure washers, tamping machines, mowers, edgers) and utility vehicles.
  • Uses weed eater, mower and edger around all trees, light poles, ditch lines and curbs on campus. Power blows all hard surfaces and brush cut fence lines.
  • Maintains/cares for all interior and exterior plants, flowerbeds, and grass areas throughout the campus. Grinds stumps, fertilizes, plants, prunes, trims, mulches, and weeds all trees and hedges on campus.
  • Maintains and inventory of plants within the greenhouse and ensures quality growth utilizing growth methods to ensure good quality and quantity for each planting season. Identifies diseases on plants and flowers for treatment.
  • Maintains inventory of necessary chemicals/fertilizers/seeds for horticultural needs.
  • Applies herbicides to different kinds of weeds to prevent propagation. Maintains pesticide records, safety data sheets, and schedules and performs other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications


    1. High School diploma or sufficient education to read, speak, and understand oral and written English instructions.

    2. Progressive grounds-related experience.

    3. Class “C” Driver's License.

    4. Knowledge of safe operations for all equipment. Ability to check all oil and fuel requirements of equipment and determine simple causes of breakdown.

    5. Knowledge of types of fuel and oil for all equipment.

    6. Knowledge of plant propagation techniques and growth techniques in greenhouse and nursery production.

    7. Ability to design new flowerbed construction, patterns, color schemes, and replanting.

    8. Ability to work alone and in inclement weather.

    9. Ability to plan, schedule, and propagate seasonal color change outs.

    10. Knowledge of proper tree and shrub pruning methods.


    High School diploma or GED.

    Five years of grounds-related experience.

    Non-Commercial Political Certified Applicator License for Pesticides.

    Required Attachments by Candidate: Resume

    Notes to Applicant:

    Full-time position with benefits. Criminal and motor background checks required. To apply, please complete the online application and attach a resume. Applications without the required documents will be considered incomplete and disqualified.

    Salary: $15.50 per hour


    : Full-time


    : C0017 FMC - Grounds Maintenance

    Job Posting

    : Apr 26, 2023, 11:38:46 PM

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