Del Valle Independent School DistrictGrounds Crew Pool (2018-2019)

Del Valle Independent School District

Grounds Crew Pool (2018-2019) (627)

Job Posting

Job Details

TitleGrounds Crew Pool (2018-2019)
Posting ID627

Primary Purpose:

Maintaina safe and attractive grounds and landscaping for the district.


Minimum Qualifications:


High school diploma or GED (Recognized by the Texas Education Agency or Regional Accrediting Agency)

Valid Texas driver’s license

Must have a driving record that is acceptable according to minimum standards adopted by DPS

Safe driving record verified by Texas Department of Public Safety (meets and maintains liability coverage eligibility)

Candidate must have satisfactory outcome of fingerprinting background check.  Non-refundable fee (approximately $50.00) paid by the employee.


Ability to read and understand detailed written or oral instructions

Ability to communicate effectively

Ability to operate power-driven equipment

Ability to diagnose and resolve problems

Ability to work independently



Related work experience


Major Responsibilities and Duties:

(The following statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions that may be assigned or skills that may be required).



The Educators' Code of Ethics is set forth in Texas Administrative Code to provide rules for standard practices and ethical conduct toward students, professional colleagues, school officials, parents, and members of the community. 

  • Rule §247.1 Purpose and Scope; Definitions
  • Rule §247.2 Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas Educators 

Organization Climate

The grounds crew fosters positive school morale through activities such as the following: 

  • Worka with supervisors to assess and plan improvement of the school, school district, or community environment.
  • Reinforcea excellence.
  • Promotea a positive, caring climate of learning.
  • Usea effective communication skills. 

Organization Improvement

The grounds crew promotes efforts to improve the organization through activities such as the following: 

  • Assista with the preparation of athletic fields for games, including chalking fields, as needed.
  • Transporta workers and equipment to work sites throughout the district.
  • Operatea vehicles, equipment, and tools in safe and professional manner.
  • Inspecta and adjusts tools and equipment for safety and efficiency and perform preventive maintenance, as assigned. 

Organization of Grounds and Landscaping

The grounds crew promotes functions responsibly through activities such as the following: 

  • Mows and details all district grounds, including athletic fields.
  • Follows scheduled maintenance plan to care for trees, shrubs, and flowers by watering, pruning, fertilizing, mulching, carrying for beds, and controlling weeds.
  • Plants shrubs and vegetation, water grounds, and apply fertilizer.
  • Collects and disposes of leaves, dirt, rubbish, and refuse from district facilities. 

Professional Growth and Development

The grounds crew provides leadership in professional growth and development through activities such as the following: 

  • Attends training and orientation to improve job skills.
  • Attends meetings and professional development as required. 

Qualities of an Effective Grounds Crew

The grounds crew exhibits qualities such as the following: 

  • Daily attendance and punctuality at work are essential functions of the job.
  • Follows established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties, including lifting, climbing, etc.
  • Operates tools and equipment according to established safety procedures.
  • Completes assigned work in a timely manner.
  • Commitment to working well with others and maintain an effective working relationship with co-workers, supervisors, school personnel, and the public.
  • Corrects unsafe conditions in work area and report any conditions that are not correctable to supervisor immediately.
  • Follows guidelines and instructions established by the Maintenance Coordinator(s).
  • Complies with district policies, as well as state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Complies with the standards of conduct as set out in Board Policy DH (Legal) and (Local) and with any other policies, regulations, and guidelines that impose duties, requirements, or standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the administration. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None 


Gas powered weed trimmer, blower, edger, sprayer, striping machine, garden and hand tools, small hand tools, heavy equipment including but not limited to, backhoe, tractor and mower, riding and power mower, light truck and van. 


Working Conditions:

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors: 

  • Works irregular and extended work hours to include holidays and weekends.
  • Frequent standing, keeling, squatting, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, and twisting
  • Works in tiring and uncomfortable positions.
  • Frequent walking, grasping, squeezing, wrist flexion, extension, and overhead reaching.
  • Frequent district wide travel.
  • Travel for district training, as assigned.
  • Heavy lifting and carrying on a daily basis.
  • Works outside, slippery or uneven walking surfaces; frequent exposure to extreme hot and cold temperatures, dust, noise, vibration; exposure to chemical (herbicides and fertilizer) and electrical hazards; work around machinery with moving parts; may work alone; regularly work irregular hours; occasional prolonged hours.
  • Maintains emotional control under stress. 

The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$11.00 - 13.58/239 Days / Hourly
LocationDepartment of Maintenance

Applications Accepted

Start Date07/09/2018