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Grounds Technician

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift, 2nd Shift, Rotating


Job Description:

Performs semi-skilled duties required to maintain University grounds. Includes mowing, weed eating, watering, planting, picking up trash, general clean-up of facilities, and other assigned duties.    

Pay Rate: $10.43

Benefits at a Glance:

Generous benefits Package including Health, Dental, Vision, Retirement, Long-Term Disability, Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts. Annual & Sick Leave and paid Holidays. Tuition Waivers Available.

 Essential Job Functions:  

1.      Operates power equipment used in the maintenance of grounds. 

2.      Follows and ensures compliance with safety policies and procedures 

3.      Sweeps, pick up and maintains the appearance of the grounds, curbs, and walkways. 

4.      Prunes and trims trees and shrubs. 

5.      Waters lawns, garden beds. 

6.      Performs snow and ice removal, as needed. 

7.      Applies pesticides and fertilizers. 

8.      Performs routine maintenance on grounds equipment. 

9.      Completes all mandatory training and participated in a minimum of two professional development each year. 

10.   Performs other duties as assigned. 


The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.




High School diploma/GED


Work Experience:

  • 6 months responsible work experience.
  • Previous weed eating experience.  

Certifications, Registrations, or Licenses

  • Valid driver’s license 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • One year responsible work experience


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to read and interpret routine written or printed materials such as labels on chemicals (mix chemicals), basic charts, diagrams or instruction material for equipment
  • Ability to effectively use maintenance, garden and hand tools, sprayers, etc..
  • Ability to work efficiently independently and/or in a team environment
  • Ability to follow and ensure compliance with safety policies and procedures
  • Evidences a history of demonstrating ethical and professional behavior
  • Passion for assisting customers/ students and representing the OUS brand with positivity and professionalism
  • Evidences a history of demonstrating ethical and professional behavior


Physical Requirements:

  • Extensive standing and/or walking; Occasional bending/stooping, squatting/ crouching, and pushing/pulling
  • Exposure to various chemicals including fertilizer and herbicide
  • Requires ability and adequate dexterity to operate tools and equipment required for the job.
  • Repetitive movement of hand/wrist.
  • Requires substantial strength and stamina.  
  • Manual dexterity/visual ability to operate a motor vehicle, computer and radio.
  • Physical and mental stamina to perform the essential job functions.
  • May need to lift up to 45 pounds.  If an object weighs more than 45 pounds, OSU-Oklahoma City requires this to be a two-person lift.

 Working Conditions: 

  • Must present a clean, professional uniform appearance while maintaining normal and acceptable standards of personal hygiene.
  • A protective mask and other impervious Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are required as the situation dictates. 


The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.


Apply online at For further assistance or information, call 945-3206.


Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Oklahoma State University campuses are tobacco and vapor-free.


Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.


Posted: 2019-11-14 Expires: 2038-01-18

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system of interdisciplinary programs that prepares students for success. OSU is America’s Brightest Orange. Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all. As Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research, and outreach. OSU has more than 37,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 25,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 240,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world.

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