Marshall Independent School District

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Athletic Grounds

at Marshall Independent School District

Posted: 10/15/2018
Job Reference #: 1367
Categories: Other/General

Job Description

Openings as of 11/14/2018

  • Athletic Grounds JobID: 1367
  • Position Type:
    Maintenance/Custodial/Grounds Worker

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:

  • Closing Date:
    Until filled

    Job Title: Groundsman, Athletics Wage/Hour Status: Non Exempt
    Reports to: Director of Facilities Pay Grade: Manual Trades Pay Grade 3 (starting at $11.50/hr depending on experience)
    Dept./School: Grounds Date Revised: July 2017
    Fund Code: 199 Days: 260

    1. High School Diploma or GED Certificate
    2. Possession of a Valid Texas Driver’s License
    3. Texas Structural Pest Control License
    4. Texas Commercial Driver’s License Desired
    5. Considerable experience in maintenance of athletic fields and facilities including experience in the operation of pertinent equipment and tools and the application of chemicals.
    6. Or any equivalent combination of education and experience that would provide the above noted knowledge, skill, and ability.

    Participates in the manicuring and maintenance of athletic fields and athletic facilities so that they are safe, neat and attractive for students, faculty, staff and patrons. Supervises and participates in the preparation and application of herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, fertilizers and other chemicals, and the performance of routine maintenance tasks around athletic facilities. Work is performed under general supervision and is reviewed by a supervisor through inspections, conferences, and review of completed work records.
    1. Good knowledge of the policies, procedures, hazards and safety precautions associated with the maintenance of athletic fields and facilities, and the ability to respond appropriately in hazardous situations.
    2. Good knowledge of an ability to operate a broad range of grounds maintenance vehicles, equipment, power and hand tools.
    3. Good knowledge of the methods, practices, tools, equipment, hazards and safety precautions involved in the preparation and application of herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, fertilizers and other chemicals.
    4. Ability to perform moderately heavy manual tasks under variable and sometimes adverse weather conditions.
    5. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
    6. Ability to keep accurate records and prepare routine reports.
    7. Agility to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinate employees, supervisors, fellow employees and the general public.
    8. Skill in the operation of a variety of grounds maintenance vehicles, equipment, power and hand tools.
    9. participates in the operation of grounds maintenance equipment such as large tractors with grass-cutting and excavation attachments, lawn mowers, weed eaters, trimmers, edger’s, blowers and chain saws; supervises and participates in servicing equipment and performing preventative and minor maintenance.
    10. Participates in the preparation and application of a wide variety of herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, fertilizers and other chemicals; supervises and participates in the maintenance and repair of irrigation systems.
    11. Participates in a variety of maintenance activities such as, the trimming and removal of trees, the trimming of shrubs and maintenance of flower beds, the installation and removal of athletic and playground equipment, the maintenance of fences and barriers, and the moving of furniture and equipment.
    12. Participates in laying-out and lining-off athletic fields.
    13. Provides guidance and training for subordinate employees; evaluates employee performance; recommends disciplinary action as needed.
    14. Ensures compliance with safety policies, procedures, rules and regulations; ensures that safety precautions and equipment are utilized appropriately.
    15. Maintains records and prepares reports.
    16. Comply with district policies, as well as state and federal laws and regulations.
    17. Adhere to the district’s safety policies and procedures.
    18. Maintain confidentiality in the conduct of district business.
    19. Must be able to perform the essential functions of walking and interacting with students and/or district employees in the specific work site assigned (classroom or office setting).
    20. Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance.
    21. Other duties as assigned.

    Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors: Work requires physical strength, agility, dexterity, hand-eye-foot coordination, and motor skills to perform all necessary essential functions including the operation of motorized equipment with attachments, the operation of power and had tools, and the lifting of heavy objects up to 50 pounds. Duties also require frequent sitting for long periods of time, walking, climbing, kneeling, squatting, pushing, pulling, twisting, vending, and reaching overhead. Work also requires employee to balance self, materials and tools on high and/or slanted surfaces.

    Hazards/Unusual Demands:
    Work is performed primarily in an outdoor environment and frequently requires working unusual hours or shifts. Work exposes employee to a wide range of weather conditions and to noises, fumes and potential physical hazards when operating tractors, mowers and other power tools. Employee is also exposed to potential physical hazards when working off ladders, catwalks and supports. Work also exposes employee to potential chemical hazards when handling and applying chemicals. Work requires the frequent use of safety clothing and equipment and compliance with safety rules and procedures.

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    Non Discrimination Statement
    The Marshall Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, or genetic information in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.
    For information or complaints regarding compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contact Marshall ISD Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Student Services at 903-927-8704; 1305 E. Pinecrest Drive Marshall, Texas 75670.