Groundskeeper II

Full Time San Antonio, TX Texas Health and Human Services

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Texas Health and Human Services is seeking candidates for a position of Groundskeeper II on Full Time basis located at San Antonio, TX. Do not forget to review the job posting carefully before apply online.

Job Title: Groundskeeper II
Company Name: Texas Health and Human Services
Job Location: San Antonio, TX
Job Type: Full Time
Job Category: Government Administration
Job Link Expiry: 2023-04-15
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Groundskeeper II

Come work in an environment where we truly value and respect those we serve and believe in the mission that all people can achieve a higher level of wellness and independence.

The state supported living centers serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are medically fragile or who have behavioral problems. The centers provide campus-based direct services and supports at 13 centers located throughout the state. Learn About Our State Supported Living Centers

The state of Texas offers many benefits to employees. HHSC is a qualifying organization for the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program , which forgives the remaining balance on college student Direct Loans after making 120 qualifying monthly payments. We also offer excellent health benefits , a lifetime monthly retirement annuity as well as 401(k) and 457 Programs under the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

If you are looking for a place to work where you can establish a career that is filled with purpose, this is the job for you!

Performs moderately complex journey-level grounds and building maintenance work at a State Supported Living Center. Work involves caring for and maintaining the appearance of grounds, and gardens for the facility, as well as caring for grounds keeping tools, supplies, and equipment. Works under general supervision of the Maintenance Technician Supervisor with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. May perform duties in various environmental maintenance areas within the homes where the individuals live. May provide other maintenance duties as needed for relief purposes and will include some weekend, after-hour callout, and shift work as needed. Completion of work requires use of established methods and/or techniques and decisions are varied but based on well-defined guidelines.

Essential Job Functions

Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.

Performs grounds keeping maintenance duties at the facility including mowing, trimming, fertilizing, removing and

planting trees and shrubs.

Inspects, oversees, and mentors the work of the Environmental Home staff.

Trains Environmental Home staff on proper techniques and procedures.

Performs general maintenance, repairs and construction work for the facility.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.

Knowledge Skills Abilities

Knowledge, skill and ability to use lawn / garden / farm tools and equipment.

Knowledge, skill and ability to use a variety of hand and power tools (construction / repair).

Knowledge, skill and ability associated with the care and management of livestock and wildlife.

Must be able to meet facility driver requirements.

Ability to speak and read English.

Ability to read, understand and apply a variety of inter-related instructions such as those found in guidelines,

regulations and policies.

Ability to perform basic mathematical computations.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to follow written and oral instructions.

Ability to train others.

Ability to lift 50 pounds.

Ability to stand/walk for extended period of time.

Ability to work in hot and/or cold conditions.

Ability to work harmoniously and productively with co-workers and residents.

Registration Or Licensure Requirements


Initial Selection Criteria

High School diploma, GED, or work experience.

Additional Information

Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aide, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct and HHS OIG List of Excluded Individuals/Entities. Males between the ages of 18 – 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.

All State Supported Living Center employees are subject to Random drug testing.

Position work schedule is a day shift with variable hours. Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours. Must be willing to work weekends and holidays.

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.

All new hire candidates will be required to receive COVID-19 medical screening (nasal test) as part of the due diligence process.

COVID-19 Precaution(s)

Personal protective equipment required and provided

Temperature screenings

Social distancing guidelines in place

Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

Vaccines available for employees

Requisition ID: 543467

MOS Code

There are no Military occupations that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For additional information see the Texas State Auditor’s Military Crosswalk at

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