Grounds Keeper

Job Title: Grounds Keeper
Position Number: FT-PROF-MAINT-10202020
Departments: Maintenance and Grounds
Reports To: Grounds Maintenance Supervisor
Job Status: Non-Exempt

Position Summary

Perform basic grounds keeping chores.

Job Responsibilities

  • Landscapes and maintains campus grounds.
  • Performs scheduled lawn mowing, trimming, weeding, and fertilizing, tree and shrub pruning, repair and reseeding of damaged lawn areas.
  • Plants and maintains trees, shrubs, and flowers.
  • Water lawn, trees and plants.
  • Rakes and disposes of leaves and other yard waste.
  • Maintain driveways, sidewalks, and parking lots.
  • Keeps grounds free of litter.
  • Maintain tools and equipment.
  • Picks up and delivers material and equipment.
  • Reports maintenance problems related to trade but not but not limited to trade
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Be able to operate all types of equipment, machinery and tools to perform duties.


Types of machines, tools, and other special equipment used to perform job duties: power push mower, riding mower, gas-powered leaf blower, wheelbarrow, hand tools including rake, shovel, spreader, and chemical sprayer, portable sprinkler system, and hose.


Must be able to work with others and communicate in a firm and friendly manner with all staff and fellow workers as well as students.


Work requires an educational background normally equivalent to high school with course work in skilled crafts or trades training.


Educational and work experience that evidences knowledge of and ability to perform tasks related to essential duties and responsibilities listed above. 2+ years prior experience in lawn care and landscaping.

Additional Information


With or without the use of aids, sufficient vision to read printed material.  Sufficient body movement and mobility to drive a vehicle, crawl, bend, stoop, and work on knees


Ability to have sufficient stamina to perform heavy physical labor in adverse weather conditions


Houston Baptist University is committed to maintaining a teaching faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith. The Preamble to the By-Laws of the University sets forth a statement of belief which each University employee is expected to support and personify. Your submittal of an application for employment indicates your acceptance and affirmation of these statements.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of personnel.


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