JobID 373 : Grounds Worker (#329194)

Job | Posted 2 months ago

Job Title: Grounds Worker                                               Wage/Hour Status:  Non-Exempt
Reports to: Custodial Supervisor                                     Pay Grade:  Hourly
Length of Assignment:  12 Months                                 Date Revised:  January, 2013
Primary Purpose:
Maintain safe and attractive grounds and landscaping for the district.

      Valid Texas driver’s license

Special Knowledge/Skills:
      Ability to read and understand written instructions
      Ability to communicate verbally
      Ability to operate tractor and landscaping equipment
      Ability to operate riding or power mower, power tools, and hand tools

       None required

Major Responsibilities and Duties
Grounds and Landscaping:

1. Mow, edge, trim and detail all district grounds, including athletic fields.
2. Care for trees, shrubs, and flowers by watering, pruning, fertilizing, mulching, caring for beds, and controlling weeds.
3. Plant shrubs and vegetation.
4. Assist with the preparation of athletic fields for games, including chalking fields.
5. Maintain a schedule to water, trim, and fertilize all district grounds.
6. Collect and dispose of leaves, dirt, rubbish, and refuse from district facilities.
7. Assist with the inspection, repair, and installation of sprinkler systems.
8. Assess damage to shrubs, trees, flowers and grass and replant when necessary.
9. Keep sidewalks, parking areas and lawns in clean, litter free and in excellent appearance.

10. Operate tools and equipment according to prescribed safety procedures.
11. Follow established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties, including lifting, climbing, etc.
12. Correct unsafe conditions in work area and report any conditions that are not correctable to supervisor immediately.
13. Help keep vehicle, equipment, and tools clean and in safe operating condition.
14. Inspect and adjust tools and equipment for safety and efficiency and perform preventive maintenance as needed.
15. Transport workers and equipment to work sites throughout the district.

16. Treat all staff and students in a professional courteous manner.
17. Maintain emotional control under stress.

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.

Working Conditions:
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Continual walking, standing, climbing, stooping, bending, kneeling, reaching, and heavy lifting and carrying.  Work outside and around moving objects or vehicles.  Exposure to extreme temperatures, chemicals (herbicides and fertilizer), and loud noises.  Frequent district wide travel.

Posted By

Burkburnett Independent School District

Compare with State

Amount per Student

$9,449 (USD)

State Average: $10,068 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 17%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.26

% IEP Students


State Average: 9%



State Average: 558