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Assistant Supervisor - Grounds and Irrigation at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 11/16/22

Job Description

Requisition 202200457S

Position Title Assistant Supervisor - Grounds and Irrigation

FLSA status Non-Exempt

Hiring Salary This position is a pay grade 9. Please see Pay Grade Table at:

Occupational Category Service Maintenance

Department Facilities Campus Services

Division of Finance and Operations

Educational Requirements for the Position

High School graduate or G.E.D. Four years of experience in progressively responsible general grounds maintenance work to include supervisory responsibility, working in design, installation and maintenance of irrigation systems, or a related field. Must have or be able to obtain within one year, a valid Irrigators License and have the ability to be licensed for backflow testing. Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience.

Nature & Purpose of Position

Supervises, directs, and assists employees engaged in irrigation systems to including the installation, operation and maintenance and repair of systems on the Sam Houston State University (SHSU) campus.

Primary Responsibilities

Provides advice and review proposed new systems concerning new buildings. Checks irrigation systems for problems. Maintains and repairs irrigation systems. Performs irrigation system audits. Operates manual irrigation systems. Monitors and programs automated irrigation system controllers. Designs and installs irrigation systems. Works with Plumbing and Electrical departments for departments needs. Reviews proposed new construction and makes recommendations. Monitors and works with contractors involved with system installations. Works with other Grounds personnel to accomplish seasonal needs. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications

Position requires driving and operating a University vehicle; therefore, a valid Texas driver license and driving record acceptable to the University’s insurance carrier is required. Must have the ability to read and follow blue prints. Tools of the trade required in the installation and maintenance of irrigation systems, to include trenchers, backhoes, tractors and related equipment. Be proficient in all phases of work performed. Works outside in various weather conditions, and disagreeable elements such as, dust, dirt, chemicals, dampness, cold, heat and congested work areas. Must be able to deal effectively with various people on campus.

Work schedules may vary according to the needs of the department or special projects. The standard work week consists of forty hours. The employee may be required to work in excess of the standard forty hour work week, this would be considered over-time work. During emergencies, operational failures, and peak use periods, employee may be called in when off shift to work an extended shift. Special procedures sometimes require extended hours. Uniforms and identification badges are provided by the University according to departmental policy.

Full Time

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EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Company Details

Huntsville, Texas, United States
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