Grounds Technician – Sherman I.S.D.

Grounds Technician II Exemption Status/Test: Nonexempt
Reports to: Maintenance Director or Grounds Supervisor Terms: 260 Days
Dept./School: Maintenance Pay Grade: Auxiliary 4 $11.91 – $16.43
Primary Purpose:
This position is responsible for assisting in the daily operations of the Athletic Fields. Responsibilities include,
but are not limited to: the maintenance, repair, painting, fertilizing, spraying cultural practices and mowing the
athletics fields, fertilization, irrigation, field painting and preparation for athletic contests, game day set up.
Qualifications:
Education/Certification:
Valid Texas driver’s license
Special Knowledge/Skills:
Ability to understand detailed written or oral instructions
Ability to communicate effectively
Ability to operate power-driven equipment
Experience:
Experience in athletic filed maintenance is strongly desired. Considerable experience in the
operation and maintenance of athletic field facilities is preferred.
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
The ideal candidate should have considerable knowledge of the practices, methods, materials, equipment
and tools used in the maintenance of athletic fields preferably baseball/softball fields.
Knowledge of the hazards and necessary safety precautions in the general labor and maintenance work is
preferred. Candidate should show skill in demonstrating and teaching proper use and care of tools and
equipment in athletic field maintenance. Must have the ability to understand and follow oral and written
instructions.
Grounds and Landscaping
1. Mow and detail all district grounds, including athletic fields.
2. Follow scheduled maintenance plan to care for lawns, 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. Collect and dispose of leaves, dirt, rubbish, and refuse from district facilities.
Grounds Technician II
6. Assist with the inspection, repair, and installation of sprinkler systems.
Safety
7. Operate tools and equipment according to prescribed safety procedures. Follow established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties, including lifting and climbing.
8. Correct unsafe conditions in work area and promptly report any conditions that are not immediately correctable to supervisor.
9. Help keep vehicle, equipment, and tools in safe operating condition.
10. Inspect and adjust tools and equipment for safety and efficiency and perform preventive maintenance as needed.
Other
11. Transport workers and equipment to work sites throughout the district.
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Tools/Equipment Used: Garden tools; small hand tools; power tools; heavy equipment including backhoe, tractor, grader; and power mower; light truck or van
Posture: Frequent standing, kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting; work in tiring and uncomfortable positions
Motion: Frequent walking, grasping/squeezing, wrist flexion/extension, and overhead reaching; frequent driving
Lifting: Heavy lifting and carrying (45 pounds and over) on a daily basis
Environment: Work outside, on slippery or uneven walking surfaces; frequent exposure to extreme hot and cold temperatures, dust, noise, vibration; exposure to chemical (herbicides and fertilizer) and electrical hazards; work around machinery with moving parts; may work alone; regularly work irregular hours; occasional prolonged hours; frequent districtwide travel
Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress

CONTACT:

Jeff Hinton Grounds Supervisor (903) 357-3736 jhinton@shermanisd.net (jhinton null@null shermanisd NULL.net)

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