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You belong at The University of Texas at Austin, where you can help change the world at work while receiving competitive pay and great benefits!
What sets you apart when you join UT?
As a Longhorn, you’ll be working for a globally recognized university. Your work will make a difference in the lives of faculty and staff, thereby enhancing the student experience. If you’re the type of person who wants to know your work has meaning and impact, you’ll like becoming a member of the Facilities Services team at UT.
What’s more, the university fully promotes an equitable, diverse, and inclusive work environment. And with Facilities Services, you’ll have opportunities to grow and learn. We believe that everyone has the potential to be a leader, and we offer comprehensive leadership training and development programs. We want to help you achieve your career goals, because our goal is for you to have a long and rewarding career with us. In addition to that, hybrid or flexible work arrangements have now become available to some of our team members.
What benefits do I receive with UT?
The university offers an impressive benefits package including, but not limited to:
Competitive health benefits (employee premiums covered at 100%, family premiums at 50%)
Voluntary Vision, Dental, Life, and Disability insurance options
Generous paid vacation (8 hours/month), paid holidays (10+/year), sick time (8 hours/month), and longevity pay
Teachers Retirement System of Texas, a defined benefit retirement plan, with up to 8% employer matching funds
Additional Voluntary Retirement Programs: Tax Sheltered Annuity 403(b) and a Deferred Compensation program 457(b)
Flexible spending account options for medical and childcare expenses
Robust free training access through LinkedIn Learning plus professional conference opportunities
Expansive employee discount program including athletic tickets
Free access to UT Austin's libraries and museums with staff ID card
Free rides on all UT Shuttle and Austin CapMetro buses with staff ID card
For more details on benefits, please see:
Provides basic landscaping work performing semi-skilled grounds maintenance tasks to maintain the health and appearance of The University of Texas at Austin campus landscape.
Safely operates various pieces of landscaping equipment to include - riding mowers, tractors, loaders, sweepers, push mowers, string trimmers, cultivators, edgers and other various tools necessary for proper landscape care.
Installs, replaces, and maintains campus landscape to university standards - to include turf, shrubs, and construction of hardscape - and reports trouble conditions on university property that may pose safety hazard.
Irrigates new and existing landscape - turf, trees, shrubs - to maintain the health of the plants, abides by water restrictions as directed, performs or reports minor repairs needed on irrigation systems, and may help install small irrigation systems.
Picks up litter, empties trash receptacles, and keeps university properties neat and orderly.
Performs minor preventive maintenance on equipment and power tools, maintains preventive maintenance schedules, reports maintenance repairs, cleans equipment, maintains proper fluid levels in all equipment used by Landscape Services, and assists with inventory of supplies and equipment.
Cleans, maintains, operates a university vehicle, and maintains an acceptable driver's rating.
Follows and readily accepts written and oral instructions, maintains work schedule set by the supervisor, completes routine paperwork, to include weekly electronic time reports on the computer and other UT related electronic forms, routinely works independently and as part of a team at various university locations.
Wears appropriate personal protective equipment, PPE, for the task, follows safety rules, and promotes and exercises good safety habits.
High School graduation or GED. One year of experience in the maintenance, or operation of commercial sized landscape equipment, including tractors and riding mowers. One year experience in landscape maintenance or construction. Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, office staff, and the university community. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently. Demonstrated stable work history and work ethic. Punctual attendance and available for work. Ability to pull, push, and lift up to 50 lbs. Capable of working in all types of adverse conditions (weather, dust, noise, heights, fumes, etc.).
Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Degree or trade specific licensure or certification. More than one year experience in landscape maintenance, construction, repair, or operation of commercial landscape equipment (to include riding mowers, tractors, loaders, and sweepers) in a commercial or institutional setting. More than two years’ experience in landscape maintenance or construction.
$36,400 + Depending on Qualifications
Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished)
May work in all weather conditions
May work around standard office conditions
May work around chemicals
May work around electrical and mechanical hazards
Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation
Use of manual dexterity
Climbing of stairs
Climbing of ladders
Additional Working Conditions:
Exposure to environmental conditions (to include dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, air pollution and loud noises). Lifts, pushes, and pulls up to 50 pounds.
Mon-Fri, 6:00 am-2:30 pm. Hours may vary with work requirements during the growing season, emergencies, and for special functions on campus. Overtime may be required with little to no advance notice.
3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
Letter of interest
Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume in the first step of the online job application process. Then, any additional Required Materials will be uploaded in the My Experience section; you can multi-select the additional files or click the Upload button for each file. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.
Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find Jobs. Before you apply though, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will need to click the Upload button multiple times in order to attach your Resume, References and any additional Required Materials noted above.
Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.
Retirement Plan Eligibility:
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.
A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The University of Texas at Austin, as an
equal opportunity/affirmative action employer
, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
Employment Eligibility Verification:
If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original
to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.
The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:
E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in
The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may
access the most recent report here
or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.