Grounds Worker - Athletics Department
Company: Spring Branch ISD
Location: Houston , TX
Category: General
Job Type: Full Time
Pay Amount: $12.00 to $17.44 / Hour
Posted: 11/23/2020

Grounds Worker - Athletics Department

Reports To: Manager of Athletic Grounds

Classification: Auxiliary (Skilled Labor)

Wage/Hour Status: Non-exempt

Days: 250

Salary: See Compensation Plan for Auxiliary Pay Plan, Pay Grade 302

Contract: None

Primary Purpose:

  • Responsible for maintaining the grounds of all facilities in a pleasing and professional manner, conducive to a better educational environment.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Grounds and Landscaping:

  • Maintain grounds in a manner to maximize their use.
  • Mow and detail all district grounds, including athletic fields.
  • Care for trees, shrubs and flowers by watering, pruning, fertilizing, mulching, caring for beds and controlling weeds.
  • Plant shrubs and vegetation.
  • Collect and dispose of leaves, dirt, rubbish and refuse from district facilities.


  • Operate tools and equipment according to prescribed safety procedures.
  • Follow established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties, including lifting, climbing, etc.
  • Correct unsafe conditions in work area and report any conditions that are not correctable to supervisor immediately.
  • Help keep vehicle, equipment and tools in safe operating condition.
  • Inspect and adjust tools and equipment for safety and efficiency and perform preventive maintenance as needed.


  • Transport workers and equipment to work sites throughout the district.
  • Transport and/or set up equipment for social, athletic or other SBISD activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None


Equipment Used:

  • Tractor and mower, riding and power mower, gas-powered weed trimmer, blower, edger, sprayer, striping machine, garden and hand tools, posthole auger, aerator. Light truck or van.




  • Minimum ninth (9) grade education or equivalent preferred.
  • Valid current Class “C” Texas driver’s license.


Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Ability to work well with peers and managers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both English and Spanish.
  • Ability to safely operate and maintain grounds equipment.
  • Work well in a crew environment.
  • Ability to perform extensive physical and repetitive activities, including but not limited to pushing, pulling, bending, reaching, carrying and the regular lifting of 105 pounds.


  • Minimum one (1) year experience operating grounds equipment and large mowers preferred.


Working Conditions:

Mental Demands:

  • Maintain emotional control under stress.
  • Work with frequent interruptions.
  • This position requires regular interacting with the public.


Physical Demands:

  • Continual standing, walking, pushing and pulling.
  • Frequent stooping, bending, kneeling and climbing (ladder), moderate lifting and carrying.
  • Occasional overtime is required.
  • Work for continuous or extended periods of time.

Environmental Factors:

  • Exposure to sun, heat, cold, poor weather conditions and/or mechanical equipment noise.
  • Work outside and around moving objects or vehicles.


Spring Branch Independent School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with Title IX and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status or disability.


The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.


Houston, TX
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