High school graduate or GED equivalent. Minimum of ten years of experience in a supervisory capacity managing and directing landscape services operations or experience in a related field. Certified Arborist, Licensed Irrigator, or Certified Landscape Professional qualifications are desirable. Must possess a valid TDA Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicators License or obtain one within six (6) months of hire. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Direct and supervise the operational and personnel activities of the university grounds services program. Ensure the development and maintenance of a safe and aesthetically pleasing environment.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Oversees the supervision and leadership for Landscape Services. Plans, organizes, and directs the operations of approximately 25 personnel involved in landscape maintenance including turf maintenance, horticulture, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program, irrigation, fertilization, urban forestry, sports fields, litter pickup, special events, and other duties as needed. Responsible for requesting and inspecting the inventory of supplies and equipment used in the landscape maintenance program. Frequently in contact with other university departments, administrators, faculty, staff, students, visitors, and off-campus agencies as needed. Directs, delegates, and oversees the work of assigned employees. Schedules work assignments. Handles employee relations such as onboarding, separations, and work performance. Provides training both formal and informal, on the job training, and job knowledge from past experience. Assists in budgets, reports, department policies, quality control surveys, and procedures. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 27007
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For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," echoes across SHSU's eight colleges and beyond campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to student and to regional, state, national and international constituencies.
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