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For the week of September 14, 2020

Maintenance & Operations

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Director of Landscaping and Grounds
Texas Christian University

Job Summary: 

The Director of Landscaping and Grounds is responsible for managing the landscaping, grounds and hardscape maintenance, for the university, including athletic fields, by designing, planning, scheduling and overseeing assigned repair, renovation, and new projects through completion of the project; planning and recommending annual budgets, supervising staff. 


Duties and Essential Job Functions: 

Manages the day-to-day operations of landscaping projects and grounds maintenance by scheduling, planning, organizing and delegating assignments to complete projects; supporting construction and renovation projects.  Oversees turf management practices and techniques for football, baseball, soccer, sand volleyball and intramural fields, including game-day operations for home games. 


Manages landscaping projects by coordinating design development; monitoring project progress; approving design, specifications, plan and schedule changes, site and aesthetic reviews. Maintains hardscape, parking and traffic markings. Manages solid waste management and vehicle/equipment maintenance. Ensures all campus landscaping meets defined standards by interacting with university officers; interpreting and applying university policies; negotiating changes.


Meets financial objectives by preparing budgets, scheduling and approving expenditures; monitoring and reporting on cost control; conducting budget analysis on maintenance cost, labor and equipment replacement; initiating corrective actions.  Establishes, develops and maintains budgets by planning for equipment maintenance, replacement or improvements; monitoring and administering bid and award procedures; reviewing and approving applications for payment; providing reports to management.


Manages staff by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees, planning, monitoring, and appraising job results. 


Required Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture, landscape architecture or directly related field.

• Five plus years progressively responsible experience in grounds maintenance, including supervision of professional and skilled staff. 

Preferred Education and Experience:                                                                           

• 3 years direct experience with landscape maintenance, and athletic fields in a competitive performance team environment

• Direct experience with large scale irrigation systems.

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

• Certified TDA Pesticide Applicator’s Licensee or must be able to obtain one. 

• Valid Texas Driver’s License or must be able to obtain one. 

• Must be insurable under the university motor vehicle requirements. 

Preferred Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training: 

• Membership in professional organization that encourages networking and sharing of best practices.


As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.  



Application and resumes must be submitted to:


Executive Director for Capital Programs
Charleston County School District


To serve as Executive Director for Capital Programs for the District, successfully executing the district's current 6-year $445 million building program funded by the 1 cent sales tax capital program to support Vision 2016 ( as applicable to the Master Building Program) as well as, future Capital Program(s) that will extend beyond 2016. Plan, organize, control and direct the Capital Programs Department and intra-departmental personnel from finance, contracts, IT, and security who comprise the District's Project Management Office (PMO) in addition to the construction management, architect-engineer and construction firms that work on the building program. Must align and integrate educational specifications and design guidelines across the lines of responsibility for facilities maintenance and asset management. 



- Plans, organizes, controls and directs a variety of capital programs, projects and activities related to program management; financial management; bonding funding; budgeting; cash flow projections; acquisition strategies; architect/engineer, construction and strategic sourcing contracts; real estate acquisition; environmental risk management; Information Technology (IT) and Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FFE) integration; and school commissioning management services;

- Develops the district's Capital Improvement plan for new and renovated schools, integrating information on Capital Maintenance and demographic data to support the plan.

- Develops and prepares the annual capital budget for the building program and PMO; analyzes and reviews budgetary and financial data; monitors and authorize expenditures in accordance with established guidelines.

- Provides technical expertise regarding assigned functions, formulates and develops policies and procedures;

- Assists in developing and implementing long and short-term plans and activities for assigned areas and the District that maximize efforts to achieve the goals and objectives of the school district; coordinates with administration for facility planning and proper demographic data to support plans;

- Attends or chairs a variety of meetings; represents the District in collaborative/partnerships/task forces with the professional planning staffs of the Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Charleston County and the BCD Council of Governments;federal, state, and local regulatory agencies; the State Department of Education's Office of School Facilities; institutions of higher education, business/industry as assigned by the Chief Operations Officer;

- Communicates and collaborates with other administrators, District personnel and contractors to coordinate activities and programs, resolve issues and conflicts and exchange information;

- Directs preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records and files;

- Employs and directs consultants for various studies and projects;

- Provides advice and counsel to the Superintendent, Chief Operations Officer, Chief Finance Officer, Board of Trustees and others on matters pertaining to assigned areas of responsibility;

- Attends meetings of the Board of Trustees; presents and interprets financial impact of proposals as necessary;

- Supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned management staff; interviews and selects employees and recommends transfers, reassignments, terminations and disciplinary actions; plans, coordinates and arranges for appropriate training of subordinates; and

- Values risk taking and innovation.



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