The University of Texas at Austin Landscape Technician in Austin, Texas

Landscape Technician

Hiring department

Fs-Landscape Srvs

Monthly salary


Hours per week

40.00 Standard from 600AM to 230PM

Posting number


Job Status Open

FLSA status Non-exempt

Earliest Start Date 05/22/2018

Position Duration Funding expected to continue

Position open to internal applicants only

Location Austin (main campus)

Number of vacancies 1

General Notes

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. Hiring decision is contingent upon applicant clearing a background check and receiving an acceptable driver's rating. (Applications will be reviewed on-line).

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply

  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


To provide semi-skilled labor in the maintenance of university campus grounds through the use of large landscape equipment, including maintenance and repair of equipment.

Essential Functions

Safely operates various pieces of landscaping equipment to include - riding mowers, tractors, loaders, sweepers, push mowers, string trimmers, cultivators, edgers and other various tools for 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.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Ability to pull, push, and lift up to 50 lbs. Adheres to and performs related functions as assigned, and works overtime in support of special events, emergencies, and planned after hours work.

Required qualifications

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). Current Class "C" Operator Driver License required. Prior to date of hire, applicant selected must provide a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) showing a driving history going back 36 months. This includes all states resided in for the past 36 months. MVR will be evaluated to determine eligibility to drive a University-owned vehicle. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

High School graduation or higher. 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.

Working conditions

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

Exposure to environmental conditions (to include dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, air pollution and loud noises). Lifts, pushes, and pulls up to 50 pounds. Maintain acceptable driver rating as established in Policy: UTS157 Section 2.5.4.

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

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.

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.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

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