Groundskeeper II

    Texas Health & Human Services Commission
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    Job Description

    Performs moderately complex journey-level grounds and building maintenance work at a State
    Supported Living Center. Work involves caring for and maintaining the appearance of grounds, and gardens for the facility as well as caring for grounds keeping tools, supplies, and equipment. Works under general supervision of the
    Maintenance Technician Supervisor with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. May
    perform duties in various environmental maintenance areas with in the homes were the individuals live. May
    provide other maintenance duties as needed for relief purposes and will include some weekend, after hour callout,
    and shift work as needed. Completion of work requires use of established methods and/or techniques and
    decisions are varied but based on well-defined guidelines.

    Essential Job Functions:
    Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.

    Performs grounds keeping maintenance duties at the facility including mowing, trimming, fertilizing, removing and
    planting trees and shrubs.

    Inspects, oversees, and mentors the work of the Environmental Home staff.

    Trains Environmental Home staff on proper techniques and procedures.

    Performs general maintenance, repairs and construction work for the facility.

    Performs other duties as assigned.

    Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.

    Knowledge Skills Abilities:
    Knowledge, skill and ability to use lawn / garden / farm tools and equipment.
    Knowledge, skill and ability to use a variety of hand and power tools (construction / repair).
    Knowledge, skill and ability associated with the care and management of livestock and wildlife.
    Must be able to meet facility driver requirements.
    Ability to speak and read English.
    Ability to read, understand and apply a variety of inter-related instructions such as those found in guidelines,
    regulations and policies.
    Ability to perform basic mathematical computations.
    Ability to communicate effectively.
    Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
    Ability to train others.
    Ability to lift 50 pounds.
    Ability to stand/walk for extended period of time.
    Ability to work in hot and/or cold conditions.
    Ability to work harmoniously and productively with co-workers and residents.

    Registration or Licensure Requirements:

    Initial Selection Criteria:
    High School diploma, GED or work experience.

    Additional Information:
    Requisition # 448587

    Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the minimum of the salary range.

    Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aide, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct and HHS OIG List of Excluded Individuals/ Entities. Males between the ages of 18 - 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.

    All State Supported Living Center employees are subject to Random drug testing.

    Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours.

    All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.

    MOS Code:
    There are no Military occupations that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For additional information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at

    HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

    I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.

    In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

    Posting ID: 552783505Posted: 2020-05-21