Lubbock Christian University

Grounds Maintenance

Functional Title: Grounds Maintenance
Classification: Non-Exempt Hourly
Division: Facilities
Department: Maintenance
Reports To: Director of Facilities
Primary Function: Performs general repair and maintains grounds and buildings     

Major Duties:  

  • Care for trees and shrubs including trimming, watering, and pruning.
  • Care for lawns including mowing, edging, trimming, cleaning, raking, and fertilizing.
  • Care for flowerbeds includes planting, watering, pruning, pulling weeds, and adding chemicals.
  • Pick up and transport refuse, brush, and other unwanted material.
  • Clean parking lots including filling potholes and levelling of sidewalks/walkways.
  • Performs minor cleaning and repair of grounds keeping equipment.
  • Operates various equipment such as mower, tractor, string trimmer, edger, blower, chain saw, hacksaw, drill press, and digger, etc.
  • Assists in mixing cement for repair and construction of sidewalks.
  • Responds to emergencies during evening, nighttime, and weekend hours.
  • Any other duties as assigned by Facilities Director


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to help students, faculty, and staff in a professional manner.
  • Strong ability to multitask and problem solve.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment.
  • The ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality is essential.
  • Some knowledge of planting and care of trees, shrubbery, and grass
  • Strong ability to operate hand tools and equipment such as lawn mower, string trimmer, edger, shovel, etc.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Must have a current and valid Texas Driver’s License and have the ability to drive.

Education and Experience:

  • Graduation from high school or equivalent. Previous experience in grounds maintenance preferred.

Physical Requirements: 

While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee will be required to do the following:

  • Must be ambulatory around campus and in buildings.
  • Required to regularly sit and stand.
  • Frequently use wrist, hands and/or fingers to make small repetitive movements such as typing, distributing mail, and picking up small objects
  • Ability to talk frequently to convey detailed and/or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Be able to hear average or normal conversations and receive verbal information.
  • Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather.
  • Ability to crouch, kneel, bend, or stand for long periods.
  • Required to lift packages and/or move heavy objects, 50+lbs.


This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; an employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and/or other management as required. LCU reserves the right to revise or change job duties, required skills or qualifications as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.