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Maintenance Worker I

Company: University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin
Posted on: April 1, 2024

Job Description:

Job Posting Title:Maintenance Worker I----Hiring Department:Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center----Position Open To:All Applicants----Weekly Scheduled Hours:40----FLSA Status:Non-Exempt----Earliest Start Date:Apr 15, 2024----Position Duration:Expected to Continue----Location:JOHNSON WILDFLOWER CENTER----Job Details:General Notes The University of Texas at Austin Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is committed to inspiring the conservation of native plants through its public botanic garden and its education, research and outreach programs. Founded by Lady Bird Johnson and Helen Hayes in 1982, the Wildflower Center is the state botanic garden, a community gem, and a national leader in the field of native plant education, sustainable landscapes, land restoration and research. It is home to the largest living collection of Texas native plants in the state, welcomes 240,000 visitors annually, has 16,000 members and reaches more than 2 million people through its website. The Center is focused on improving landscapes, promoting biodiversity, and connecting people with our environment.The Wildflower Center believes that the "environment is where we all meet," as Lady Bird Johnson once wisely said. We are a community of people that care for each other, our land and our broader community.Benefits-eligible Wildflower Center staff members enjoy the robust health, time off and leave, and retirement benefits of The University of Texas at Austin employees. Wildflower Center staff get free parking, a free annual membership, discounts on Center classes and purchases made at the Gift Shop and Gallery and the Wildflower Cafe, and access to featured events. An inspiring and beautiful work environment with outstanding coworkers awaits you.PurposeThe ideal candidate will provide general and specialized custodial and repair work in and around the Wildflower Center's buildings and other facilities. This full-time position will require a 4 day work week schedule: Thursday through Sunday, 10 hours per day.Responsibilities

  • Perform maintenance and repair work in the performance of a variety of tasks in one or more craft areas independently or with others. Task areas include HVAC maintenance (adjust thermostats, change filters, etc.), plumbing maintenance (repair clogged commodes, sinks, urinals, etc.), electrical maintenance (replace light bulbs/fixtures), painting and carpentry repairs.
  • Perform set-up and take-down of tables, chairs, and other equipment for the Wildflower Center or privately sponsored events held on-site. Support special events outside of normal working hours.
  • Secure buildings and rooms on schedule and/or after cleaning. Secure campus site and boundary fence gates. Follow correct unlocking, locking, and alarm procedures. Interact with visitors, volunteers, and staff in a professional, courteous manner. Drive golf cart to perform duties in remote locations of the property.
  • Sweep, mop, vacuum, dust, and remove trash throughout the facility, including cleanliness of areas outside buildings (picnic areas, patios, water stations, etc.) Keep closets organized, stocked, and clean. Comply with all safety policies, practices, and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisors and Safety Committee.
  • Other duties as assigned.Required Qualifications
    • High school diploma or GED
    • At least one year of experience as a laborer
    • Prior experience cleaning and maintaining facilities
    • Valid Texas driver's license and a clean driving record
    • Dependable transportation to and from the Wildflower Center
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to use handheld power tools and cleaning equipment
    • Ability to withstand outdoor conditionsRelevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.Preferred Qualifications
      • Two years of experience performing custodial and maintenance tasks in a garden, museum or event setting
      • Experience with HVAC, plumbing, electrical and carpentry repairs
      • First Aid, CPR, AED certificationDriving RequiredThis job requires a class "C" operator's driver's license. The applicant selected must provide a current three year driving record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, a Texas driver's license must be obtained within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident. Employees who are required to have a CDL are subject to drug and alcohol testing (pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, random, return-to-duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing).Salary Range$37,500 + depending on qualificationsWorking Conditions
        • Must be willing and able to work outside in all types of weather.
        • May be exposed to hazardous wildlife, horticultural chemicals, dust, fumes, smoke, and loud noises.
        • Physical stamina and ability to lift, push and pull fifty pounds is required.
        • Works independently and unsupervised on a regular basis.Work Shift
          • Four, 10 hour work days: Thursday through Sunday, 7:30 am-6:00 pm
          • Occasional evenings, weekends and holidays will be required for mission related events.Required Materials
            • Resume/CV
            • 3 work references with their contact information including email address; at least one reference should be from a supervisor.
            • Letter of interestImportantfor applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers:You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure thatALLRequired Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.Important for Current university employees and contingent workers:As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled into your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questionspresented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.----Employment Eligibility:Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.----Retirement Plan Eligibility:The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.----Background Checks:A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.----Equal Opportunity Employer:The University of Texas at Austin, as an ,complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.----Pay Transparency:The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.----Employment Eligibility Verification:If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.----E-Verify:The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university's company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:
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              • [PDF]----Compliance:Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in .The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.

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