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Medina Independent School District
Job Title: Grounds Helper

Primary Purpose:  Work in grounds maintenance operations to ensure district grounds are safe, neat and attractive.  Work on projects assigned and follow established procedures.


  • Knowledge of gardening and landscape maintenance
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and landscape plans
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment, including backhoe and trencher
  • Ability to operate riding or power mower, power tools and hand tools
  • Ability to diagnose mechanical problems and perform repairs with general supervision
  • Ability to lift heavy equipment and parts

Major Responsibilities and Duties

          Grounds Maintenance and Landscaping

  • Interpret blueprints, plans and sketches to carry out landscape designs
  • Follow care and watering schedules, including spraying, fertilizing, pruning, etc.
  • Operate and maintain equipment used for grounds operations, including backhoe, trencher, tractor, riding and power mowers, etc.
  • Mow and detail all district grounds, including athletic fields.
  • Care for trees, shrubs and flowers by watering, pruning, fertilizing, mulching, caring for beds and controlling weeds
  • Plant shrubs and vegetation
  • Collect and dispose of leaves, dirt, rubbish and refuse from district facilities
  • Assist with the inspection, repair and installation of sprinkler systems

Experience: Five years experience in gardening and landscape maintenance.

Working Conditions: Moderate walking, standing, climbing, heavy lifting and carrying, stooping, bending, kneeling and reaching. Work outside and inside and around moving objects, vehicles and machinery with moving parts. Exposure to extreme temperatures, dampness and humidity, toxic chemicals, herbicides and fertilizer, exhaust fumes, gasoline, diesel fuel and loud noises.

Equipment Used: Heavy equipment including backhoe, trencher, and grader blade; tractor and mower; riding and power mower; gas-powered weed trimmer; blower; edger; sprayer; striping machine; garden and hand tools; aerator. Light truck or van.


Applications can be faxed to the Admin office (830-589-7150) or dropped off – One Bobcat Ln., Medina, TX 78055