Rice University - Houston, TX

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The Groundskeeper will perform general landscape maintenance including: mowing, edging, trimming, pruning, raking, planting, watering, and weeding turf, trees, shrubs and flowers on campus. The Groundskeeper will also clean streets, sidewalks, loading docks, and parking lots.

Education Required
No formal education


Experience Required
1 year

Related landscaping/grounds work maintenance experience.

Education may not be substituted for the experience requirement.

License/Certification Required

Other Skills Required
- Must be able to speak, read and write English.
- Must be able to follow basic instructions in manual work.
- Must be able to work safely using hand tools and operating small equipment.
- Basic knowledge of standard landscape maintenance practices.
- Must have good manual dexterity.

Education Preferred
High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience Preferred
One year or more experience in landscape maintenance work.

License/Certification Preferred

Other Skills Preferred
- Good communication skills and a willingness to obtain specialized training.

Physical Demands
HEAVY - Exert up to 70 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects. Requires walking, standing, lifting and carrying heavy objects up to 8 hours per day and multi-limb coordination to operate heavy equipment. Other physical requirements of the job include the ability to bend/crouch/or kneel, see, reach, climb, and balance.

Working Conditions
(e.g. Weekend/evening work, travel, inclement weather, hazards)

Work Environment: Primarily an outdoor work environment which includes exposure to temperature and weather extremes (heat, cold, rain, etc). Work Hazards: Exposed to dirt, dust, fumes, pollen, noise, and hazardous chemicals such as insecticides, fungicide, and fertilizer. Some work may occur at heightened elevations on ladders and scaffolding. Work with heavy equipment such as chain saws, mowers, hedge trimmers, etc. Work Schedule: May be required to work overtime 3-4 times each year. This position is considered essential during a campus emergency. The incumbent in this position is expected to report to campus, provide the essential services designated and work under the overall direction of the Crisis Management Team for the duration of a campus emergency.


Salary Information
$8.71 - $10.87

Benefits Eligible
Benefits Eligible

Eligible for Overtime

Work Schedule
Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Eligible for Shift Differential
Not Shift Differential Eligible

Security Sensitive

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