City of Edinburg
  • 02-May-2022 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Parks - Dept #4000
  • Edinburg, TX, USA
  • $11.88
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

The City offers excellent benefits including paid holidays, vacation/sick leave, health, dental, life, and disability insurance, retirement system and optional deferred compensation programs.


Job Title:

Groundskeeper

Department:

Various

Reports to:

Various

FLSA Classification:

Non-Exempt

Safety Sensitive Type:

Safety Sensitive

Effective Date:

05/01/2022

Job Summary:

Preforms duties to maintain parks, right-of-ways, outdoor athletic facilities and landscape of gardens/plant nurseries. Work involves caring for and maintaining the appearance of grounds and gardens. Caring for grounds keeping tools, supplies, and equipment. Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Job Functions:

Note: This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position.


a. Inspect athletic fields, equipment, and any public facilities on a daily basis as needed.

b. Participate in training and job safety programs to include proper use and maintenance of all hand and power tools, mobile equipment, procedures and first aid.

c. Perform equipment maintenance, repair, and cleaning daily; replace damaged parts; ensure fluids in all equipment pieces are maintained at appropriate levels.

d. Apply fertilizers and herbicides, seasonally; repair irrigation system, when needed; maintain and use water pumps; water grounds manually with a hose or garden sprinkler.

e. Occasionally will need to work alongside volunteers and public to maintain assigned areas and assist with special projects.

f. May assist in maintaining and/or repairing sidewalks, driveways, roads, parking lots, fountains, planters, or other grounds features.

g. May assist in installing or repairing sprinkler systems.

h. Performs related work and reports as assigned.

Conditions of Employment:


a. Applicant will be subject to a complete background investigation. Incomplete, inaccurate and/or failure to report information will cause the applicant rejection from consideration.

b. Applicant must take and pass a pre-employment drug test administered by the City of Edinburg at the City's expense.

c. Must have a current valid class "C" driver's license from the Texas Department of Public Safety with a satisfactory driving record.

d. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

e. Herbicide/Pesticide Applicator's License preferred.

Required Education:

High school diploma, GED or equivalency.

Education Preference:

Not Applicable

Educational Substitute:

Not Applicable

Required Work Experience:

No experience required.

Experience Preference:

Not Applicable

Supervisory Experience Requirement:

Not Applicable

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


a. Knowledge of the planting and care of trees, shrubbery, flowers, and grass.

b. Normally performs the duty assignment after receiving detailed instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with little room for deviation.

c. Skill in the use of grounds keeping hand tools and equipment, in the operation of motorized and gas-powered equipment, and in the maintenance and repair of sidewalks and parking lots.

d. Work requires the use of standard technical skills appropriate to the work environment of the organization.

e. Ability to maintain and care for hand and power tools.

f. Open and close sports facilities; pick up trash; maintain lawns and gardens conduct specialized plant care; mulch gardens; rake sand traps; trim and mow daily, or as needed; install and maintain trails and walking paths; paint and touch-up facilities.

g. Requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, or office processes.

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