Employment Opportunities at ACU

At Abilene Christian University, you will find more than a job. You will find a workplace where you can impact the lives of more than 5,200 students who are being educated as Christ-centered global leaders each year. The university has been recognized as a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education for 11 years. We offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment, expansive opportunities for professional and personal development, and an emphasis on our core Christian values. Explore these postings for the Abilene campus and Dallas branch to find the right fit for you.

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Landscape & Grounds Tech

Apply now Job no: 492919
Work Type: Staff full-time
Location: Abilene
Categories: Staff

About ACU

ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All applicants must be professing Christians and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of Abilene Christian University while employed by the university.

Title of Position Landscape & Grounds Tech
Posting Location Abilene, TX
Department Landscape & Grounds
Employee Class Nonexempt Full-time
Basic Responsibilities
  1. Works as directed by the Landscape and Grounds Manager/or the Director of Landscape & Grounds
  2. Lead a team in maintaining the landscape & grounds in your zone in an effort to enhance the beauty of ACU
  3. Assist other trades & grounds personnel as needed in spirit of cooperation and team work
  4. Continue to develop & cross-train in a manner that will keep personnel up-to-date and safe
Essential Duties
  1. Works as directed by the Landscape and Grounds Manager and/or the Director of Landscape & Grounds
    1. Follow established rules, police, & procedures of the Landscape & Grounds Department and ACU
    2. Order materials & supplies as needed for the completion of work orders
    3. Fill out work orders & written reports daily
    4. Display necessary work initiative to work alone or in groups




  1. Lead your team in maintaining flower beds, ground cover, interior plants, grass, hardscapes and other areas associated with ACU landscape to the university’s standard
    1. Assist Landscape & Grounds Manager with installation of new landscapes and seasonal color as needed
    2. Mow, weed-eat, and edge grass areas
    3. Maintain beds & flowering landscape area to enhance the beauty of the campus
    4. Empty trash in our area daily or as needed
    5. Keep hardscapes clean and free of debris
    6. Display initiative to work by one’s self or in groups
  2. Assist other trades & grounds personnel as needed in spirit of cooperation and team work
    1. Be on call 24 hours for inclement weather events & be able to come in early to spread ice melt
    2. Help maintain an aggressive fertilizer program that will enhance the beauty of the campus
    3. Clean up and remove trash on campus
    4. Understanding of basic irrigation operations
  3. Continue to develop and cross-train in a manner that will keep personnel up-to-date and safe:

1.  Attend ACU approved, work-related training sessions

2.  Clean & maintain equipment to extend the life of the equipment, and maintain           resources of the University

3.  Perform work in a safe manner

Professional Development Requirements
  1. Skills 
  1. Knowledge of hand and power tools
  2. Skilled in all areas of landscaping, turf maintenance, interior plants, weed control, and fertilization
  3. Operate small equipment such as mower, weed-eater, blower, edger, trimmer and rotary tiller
  1. Training Modules Required

  1. Written and verbal communication skills
  2. Must have basic safety training
  3. Emphasize excellent customer relations and service
  1. Professional

  1. High school diploma or GED and five (5) years of hands-on experience with landscape, grass & interior plant materials
  2. Or Associate degree in Horticulture
  1. Personal

  1. Successful candidate must be honest, trustworthy, dependable, responsible, punctual, and have a good moral character and work ethic
  2. Must submit to post offer, pre-employment physical examination/medical history check
  3. Possession of a valid Texas driver’s license is a requirement of this job
  4. Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check
Must be neat & clean in appearance at all times
Physical Demands
  1. Good health & stamina to lift; carry & pull loads in excess of fifty (50) pounds
  2. Must be able to climb a ladder
  3. Must be able to work in extreme heat/cold weather conditions
Additional Information

ACU does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets.  Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.


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