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Job ID: 163919

Grounds Keeper
Austin Community College District

Date Posted Jul. 26, 2021
Title Grounds Keeper
University Austin Community College District
Austin, TX, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Job Number 2107047

Grounds Keeper

Closing Date: 08/06/2021

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Position Information


RiversideNote: Will travel to service ACC District locations as necessary and as assigned.


7 am – 4 pm
Occasional evenings and weekends


Specialist 3/112 ($31,200.00 – $33,340.00)

FLSA Status


Reports To

Grounds Supervisor

Criminal Background Check

Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC’s College Police department.

College Profile

Austin Community College (ACC) is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each fall and spring semester. Our identity as a community college is reflected in our mission statement. We seek to ensure student success and community development by providing affordable access to higher education and workforce training, through traditional and distance learning modes, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.

As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain faculty and staff that:

Reflect the multicultural diversity of our community.

Value intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching.

Are attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities.

Care about student success for all students regardless of race and collaborate on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations.

Welcome diversity and model respectful interaction with others.

Engage with the community both within and outside of ACC.

Our Mission

The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area.

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Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

As an open-access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. The College values and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the College community.

General Statement of Job

To maintain campus grounds, sidewalks, roadways, and parking lots. Buildings and Maintenance (BLMA) Grounds Keepers also will provide support for other BLMA needs when time permits and may be assigned to work at any campus.

Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Maintains shrubs, trees, lawns, planting areas; plants shrubs, trees, and flowers; prunes trees and shrubs,

Removes debris from stairs and walks, rakes leaves, and mows lawns.

Waters trees, shrubs, and lawns and performs irrigation activities.

Sprays for weeds and insects using unrestricted chemicals as required.

Assists in the maintenance of parking lots and other surfaces, including pressure-washing and minor asphalt repairs as required.

Fertilizes lawns, trees, flowers and shrubs, and spreading mulch.

Trims trees, hedges and shrubs, and preventing and eliminating weeds.

Operates large power and field mowers, hand tools, power tools, and large vehicles associated with grounds maintenance and landscaping activities.

Performs minor maintenance and repair on equipment and tools, and minor outdoor painting as required.

Complies with all applicable health and safety regulations, policies, and established work practices.

Attends professional development courses.

BLMA Grounds Keepers perform office/equipment moves.

KnowledgeMust possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Equipment, tools, and procedures used in grounds care.

Safe work practices.

Unrestricted fertilizers, insecticides, and herbicides used in grounds care and gardening.

SkillsMust possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Maintaining an established work schedule, with occasional nights and weekends.

Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including tact and diplomacy.

Effectively using organizational and planning skills.

Operating grounds maintenance equipment and tools.

Following and effectively communicating verbal and written instructions.

Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.

Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

Technology Skills

Use basic computer skills such as accessing and sending emails, locating Internet sites, and completing time sheets.

Required Work Experience

Six months related work experience.

Required Education

High school diploma or educational equivalent or demonstrated literacy.

Special RequirementsLicenses/Certifications; Other

Valid Texas Driver’s License.

Must wear required Personal Protective Equipment including:

Work clothes

Safety Shoes

Hearing Protection

Physical Requirements

Work is performed in a variety of settings.

Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling, and at times subject to stooping, crawling, and climbing.

Will need to lift heavy objects of up to 50 pounds.

Must be able to wear a respirator.


Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

HR Use Only

Updated 11-20-20.

ACC Benefits Overview

Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.
ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.

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