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Date: Feb 16, 2019

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Houston Independent School District

Grounds Worker JobID: 59701
Position Type:
Closing Date:
03/17/2019
Crafts, Trades & Custodians/Grounds Worker - All Levels
Date Posted:
1/17/2019
Department:
Facility Services Admin
Date Available:
01/17/2019
Location:Area:Job Category:
Hattie Mae White Bldg.Northwest
Job Code:Contract Type:Months:
CF0315None12
Salary Minimum:Salary Maximum:
$24,960$24,960

Attachment(s):
  • Grounds Worker - CF0315.pdf
POSITION TITLE: Grounds Worker

CONTRACT LENGTH: 12M

Job Code: CF0315

PAY GRADE: 17

FLSA EXEMPTION STATUS: NE

Job Family – Construction & Facility Services

JOB SUMMARY: Under direct supervision, cuts grass, repairs damaged lawns and prunes trees and shrubs. Lays out and tends flower beds or other decorative vegetation. Maintains driveways and parking lots. Performs routine cleaning and maintenance on gardening and grounds equipment. Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures.

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

List most important duties first
  1. Performs general grounds maintenance tasks year round.
  2. Operates machinery necessary to maintain the grounds.
  3. Maintains the recycling center, and the garden shed, including storage of garden tools, equipment, insecticides and fertilizers.
  4. May attend to all plants, fish and animals during school breaks and summer months.
  5. May assists the beekeeper with the beehives, which is necessary for pollination of the gardens.
  6. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Basic Reading and Writing

WORK EXPERIENCE: Less than 6 months

TYPE OF SKILL AND/OR REQUIRED LICENSING/CERTIFICATION: Grounds maintenance

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES: No supervisory or direct people management responsibilities. May provide occasional work guidance, technical advice and training to staff.

WORK COMPLEXITY/INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT: Work and tasks are often straightforward, routine, structured and guided by established policies and procedures. Little, if any, independent judgment is required, outside of making basic choices in the selection and application of established methods. The job receives frequent, ongoing supervision.

BUDGET AUTHORITY: No budget development activity is required.

PROBLEM SOLVING: Decisions are made on routine matters affecting few individuals and usually within the confines of the job's own department. Specific job activities and results are typically reviewed closely. There are limited requirements for developing new ideas or changes in methods, procedures or services.

IMPACT OF DECISIONS: Follows rules and procedures. Decisions can have minimal or no impact to HISD. Errors can be readily detected, usually by the employee, and, if made, would result in minor expense for correction.

COMMUNICATION/INTERACTIONS: Basic communication - very little communication required such as receiving basic instructions. Interactions are mostly with customers, own supervisor and co-workers in own department.

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS: Follows through with customer inquiries, requests and complaints. Forwards difficult and non-routine inquiries or requests to appropriate level for resolution.

WORKING/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Work involves frequent exposure to unpleasant elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, loud noise, chemicals, etc. Ability to carry and/or lift 45 pounds or more.




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