Stephen F. Austin State University Student Assistant- Grounds in Nacogdoches, Texas

Student Assistant- Grounds

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Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Student Assistant- Grounds

General Description

This is a student position responsible for assisting in the general lawn maintenance of the university. Performs repetitive manual work in the performance of various physically demanding tasks. Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Job Duties

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 1. Mows and trims grass. 2. Trims, fertilizes, waters, removes, and plants trees and shrubs. 3. Operates powered equipment such as mowers, electric clippers, and/or pruning shears. 4. Performs work in varying environmental conditions including summer heat, winter cold, wind, rain, and humidity.

NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 1. May assist in manual labor as required to support other departmental functions. 2. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

The minimum education required for admittance as a student at Stephen F. Austin State University.

No direct experience is required. Training and instruction will be provided. Work hours vary; nights, mornings, weekends, overtime, on call, emergencies, athletics and other events

Projects, presents, and keeps professional attitude, attire, appearance, and behavior; and ensures proper and appropriate attire/appearance/behaviors with staff.

Preferred Qualifications

Projects, presents, and keeps professional attitude, attire, appearance, and behavior; and ensures proper and appropriate attire/appearance/behaviors with staff.

Physical Demands

Special Conditions for Eligibility

A student must be enrolled in six or more semester hours to be eligible for student employment during the fall or spring semesters. To be eligible for student employment during the summer, a student must be enrolled in three or more semester hours or be registered for courses in the upcoming fall semester.

Student assistants may not hold any other type of position such as a graduate assistantship or temporary casual employment at the same time that they are employed as a student assistant.

Position End Date (if temporary)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number SA2018-390

Number of Vacancies Various

Posting Open Date 12/06/2018

Review Start Date

Posting Close Date

Work Schedule

Min Pay Rate 8.00

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

EEO Statement

Stephen F. Austin State University, an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and Educator, is committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, creed, color, age, national origin, religion or physical or mental disability as required by law. If, because of an impairment or disability, you need accommodation during any part of the employment process, please contact Human Resources at 936-468-2304.

Posting Quick Link http://careers.sfasu.edu/postings/3935

Department Information

Department Grounds

Contact Name Stina Herrera

Contact Phone 936-468-5107

Contact Email sherrera@sfasu.edu

Contact Information Applicants will be contacted by the hiring department if selected for an interview. If you have technical questions about this job posting, please contact HR at (936) 468-2304.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).


  • Do you have a valid Texas driver's license?

  • Yes

  • No


  • Are you able to work at least 15 hours per week between 7 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday?

  • Yes

  • No


  • Are you or will you be enrolled for at least 6 hours during the Spring 2019 semester?

(Open Ended Question)

  • Are you available to work through the summer?

  • Yes

  • No

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