The Grounds Assistant is responsible for aiding in all facets of landscaping and grounds as part of the grounds team.
1. Weedeats, edges, mows, pulls weeds, picks up trash, changes out trash cans, rakes leaves, trims shrubs, and participates in other landscape-related tasks by hand or using equipment.
2. Participates in planting, mulching, and other landscape projects.
3. Keeps areas clean of debris.
4. Works alone or with a team to complete tasks.
5. Assists with cleanup before, during, and after inclement weather and special events.
6. Performs other related duties as assigned.
• Some training with large mowers, line trimmers, and edgers.
• Satisfactory results from a post-offer physical examination.
• Ability to operate equipment required to perform the job.
• Ability to read, write, understand and clearly communicate instructions.
• Ability to apply care and maintenance techniques to landscape and hardscape materials.
University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.
• 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 50 lbs.
• Work is outdoors under variable weather conditions that can, at times, be extreme (high temperature and humidity levels, as well as freezing & icy water). This position is not sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• This role is an on campus, in-person position.
• May be exposed to hazardous materials and noxious fumes on occasion, chemical fertilizers.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate, but can be noisy at times due to powered equipment.
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.
Texas Christian University is committed to assisting all members of the campus community in providing for their own safety and security. TCU’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The statements of policy contained within this report address institutional policies, procedures, and programs concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, emergency notifications and timely warning of crimes, sexual and interpersonal violence, and personal safety at TCU. Additionally, this report outlines fire safety systems, policies and procedures for on-campus housing facilities, as well as residence hall fire statistics.
The Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report can be found on the TCU Police Department website at https://police.tcu.edu/annual-security-report, or a paper copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the TCU Police Department at 817-257-7930, or via email at email@example.com.
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