Grounds Manager

Job category: Auxiliary
Exemption Status/Test: Non Exempt
Reports to: Assistant Director
Date Revised: April 19, 2016
Dept./School: Maintenance/Grounds

Primary purpose

Oversee all of Grounds Maintenance Operations and budgets including mowing, landscaping, irrigation, athletics, herbicide/pest control, fertilizing, playground/fence, concrete, welding, equipment repairs, and inventory. Manager must be able to oversee contractors and obtain quotes.



College degree in related field or equivalent work experience

Current TDA/Structural herbicide/pesticide license

Valid Texas Driver License with a good driving record/ CDL Required

Bilingual preferred


Minimum ten years’ experience of management

Five (5) years’ experience in the care and maintenance of athletic fields, turf, or recreation areas

Experience with irrigation system operation and trouble shooting

Special knowledge/skills

Knowledge of SPSC guidelines and ASTM standards 

Knowledge of operation of Heavy Equipment

Knowledge of city codes and permit requirements

Good communicator

Should be able to work and learn from others

Ability to manage a large staff including hiring and reprimanding

Ability to train employees and staff on each of the areas overseen 

Ability to follow directions

Ability to handle high-volume, fast paced work loads

Ability to get along with others

Ability to complete task in a timely manner

Willing to complete other duties as assigned

Major responsibilities and duties

Mental demands/physical demands/environmental factors

Tools/Equipment Used: 
Must be skilled with a variety of lawn tools
Ability to climb on and off equipment
Frequently lift 10 to 80 pounds
Mental Demands: 
Maintain emotional control under stress

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsible and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.