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Director of Landscaping and Grounds

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Work type: Full-time
Location: TCU Main Campus
Categories: Grounds / Maintenance, Managerial / Administration

Job Summary: The Director of Landscaping and Grounds is responsible for managing the landscaping, grounds and landscape maintenance, for the university, including athletic fields, by designing, planning, scheduling and overseeing assigned repair, renovation, and new projects through completion of the project; planning and recommending annual budgets; supervising staff.
Duties & Essential Job Functions: Duties and Essential Job Functions:
1. Manages the day-to-day operations of landscaping projects and grounds maintenance by scheduling, planning, organizing and delegating assignments to complete projects; supporting construction and renovation projects.
2. Provides oversight of turf management practices and techniques for football, baseball, soccer, volleyball and intramural fields.
3. Provides oversight of athletic field operations for game and practice fields and supports game-day operations for home games.
4. Manages landscaping projects by coordinating design development; monitoring project progress; approving design, specifications, plan and schedule changes, site and aesthetic reviews.
5. Establishes, develops and maintains budgets by planning for equipment maintenance, replacement or improvements; monitoring and administering bid and award procedures; reviewing and approving applications for payment; providing reports to management.
6. Establishes, develops and evaluates requirements to determine appropriate staffing, equipment and operational budgets.
7. Maintains staffing by interviewing applicants and recommending hiring actions, training, evaluating and supervising assigned staff.
8. Maintains hardscape, parking and traffic markings. Manages solid waste management and vehicle maintenance.
9. Ensures all campus landscaping meets defined standards by interacting with university officers; interpreting and applying university policies; negotiating changes.
10. Maintains budget by monitoring landscape and grounds budget expenditures, evaluating expenses, authorizing payment of bills and making recommendations for changes.
11. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience: • Bachelor's degree in Horticulture, landscape architecture or directly related field.
• 5 plus years' progressively responsible experience in grounds maintenance, including supervision of professional and skilled staff.
Preferred Education & Experience: • 3 years' direct experience with landscape maintenance, and athletic fields in a competitive performance team environment.
• Direct experience with large scale irrigation systems.
Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training: • Certified TDA Pesticide Applicator's Licensee or must be able to obtain within 90 days after employment.
• Valid Texas Driver's License.
• Must be insurable under the university motor vehicle requirements.
Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training: • Membership in professional organization that encourages networking and sharing of best practices.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: • Knowledge to troubleshoot and recommend improvements.
• Knowledge of counseling and supervisory techniques.
• Knowledge of scheduling and project management techniques.
• Knowledge of turf grasses, plants and trees.
• Knowledge of insects and plant diseases, pesticides and herbicides.
• Knowledge of OSHA and safety rules and regulations applicable to the job.
• Knowledge of NCAA conference and university rules, related to sports field management.
• Knowledge of customer service techniques.
• Skill in some or all components of Microsoft Office.
• Skill in oral and written communication, including technical information.
• Ability to communicate with users of the field (coaches, players, parents, spectators).
• Ability to communicate regularly with other members of the top management team to discuss actives, goals, plans and user input.
• Ability to research suitable material to be used on campus that is both attractive and easily maintainable.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
• Ability to train and lead staff.
Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations): • Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.
Work Environment: • Work is indoors/outdoors during all seasons and elements and not sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• There are moderate environmental conditions present for this job (exposure to pesticides and fertilizers).
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.
AA/EEO Statement: As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

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