Sr. Grounds Manager – Southern Methodist University

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About Facilities Services
When it comes to facilities services, Aramark is the real head of the class. Partnering with close to 600 colleges and universities throughout the United States, we strive to provide the best facilities for students, faculty and administrator. Our programs are second to none in their innovation, excellence and results. As part of our commitment, we are determined to build and develop the best team of professionals in the industry – people who aren’t afraid of spearheading change, who know how to lead and who appreciate endless opportunity.
About Southern Methodist University:  SMU is a 170 acre campus in the heart of Dallas, Texas, with a legacey of excellence in its’ grounds program. SMU is a two time receipent of the PGMS Grand Award and a six time receipent of the PGMS Honor Award, with the most recent award being presented in 2015.

Position Description:    Responsible for Managing supervision of grounds operations and improvement initiatives including, but not limited to landscape operations, tree and shrub removal, flowers and fauna, and snow removal. May oversee other services such as transportation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and be accountable for a safety culture that creates a work environment where no one gets hurt.
  •  Plans, directs, and organizes daily activities of the grounds department, and supervises landscaping and grooming of maintainable acreage.
  •  Preparation and on-going maintenance of athletic fields, both practice and playing fields.
  •  Possess proper licensing and manages pesticide and herbicide applications.
  •  Oversee grounds projects and construction management.
  • Create and develop relationship with Client and campus community in conjunction with Facility Director, if applicable.
  • Inspect and tour acreage to identify areas for maintenance improvement or landscape upgrades.
  • Help prepare department budget with Facility Director, if applicable.
  • Adhere to budgetary requirements, including purchase of supplies, tools, equipment, and outside services.
  • Plan, develop, prioritize, and manage efficient and economical grounds maintenance tasks and horticulture programs in accordance with the seasonal calendar and best practices of Sustainable, Green, and Natural Landscape.
  • Hire, guide, train, and give technical assistance to supervisors and employees engaged in daily grounds projects.
  • Communicate with all levels within the organization and external vendors and contractors.
  • Implement and maintain an effective two-way communication system which reaches all employees, clients and customers.
  • Maintain campus in compliance with all applicable OSHA, EPA, and other local, state and federal statues and regulations.
  • Inspects, repairs and evaluates all equipment associated with the grounds operation
  • Holds or continue working toward at least one Grounds or Landscape related certification.
  • Participate in a school committee or group outside of grounds responsibilities.
  • Conduct facility training based on equipment specific to the facility.

Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelors Degree in Landscape Management, Landscape Architecture, or similar required.
  • 5+ years experience in Landscape and Grounds Management.
  • Technical knowledge of landscape, trees, shrubs, turf, flora and fauna as well as project management and experience overseeing skilled, semi-skilled and non-skilled trade personnel in a union and/or non-union environment is required.
  • Strong financial analysis skills and P&L accountability and/or contract-managed service experience is preferred.
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Irrigation Specialist — Colleyville Parks Dept.

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION: To coordinate and conduct work required to install and maintain irrigation systems at city parks and other grounds; participate in a variety of manual labor tasks appropriate to irrigation systems installation and maintenance; to perform maintenance, landscaping and construction tasks related to grounds and athletic field management; and to assist supervisory personnel with additional related tasks.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Perform manual labor and equipment operations related to the installation repair, maintenance and replacement of irrigation systems in athletic fields, including restrooms, drinking fountains, city park facilities, brick and cement structures, medians, and walkways. Diagnose and fix various plumbing and electrical problems related to irrigation systems. Perform preventative maintenance on equipment.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: High School diploma or equivalent. Specialized training in irrigation systems, electrical components, and/or plumbing systems. Three years experience in irrigation systems installation and repair or a related field. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an irrigation license from the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality within 12 months of employment. Must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen, criminal background, driving record, and medical examination.

HIRING RANGE: $16.18 – $20.22 per hour, depending on qualifications CONTACT PERSON (To whom applications & resumes are to be sent): NAME:  Heather Dowell, Parks Manager

ADDRESS:    5109 Bransford Road, Colleyville, TX 76034

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The mission of the City of Colleyville is to provide unique customer service through our tradition of excellent stewardship, employee innovation, and integrity.

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2017 Conferences

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Texas Turfgrass Summer Conference & Equipment Rodeo   Horseshoe Bay Resort     July 9-11, 2017

 

Texas Turfgrass Conference & Show
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Arlington Convention Center & Sheraton Arlington

 

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