Compass Group, North America GARDENER I (FULL-TIME) in KINGSVILLE, Texas

  • We have an opening for a full-time *GARDENER I *position.

  • Location: Texas A&M-Kingsville, 1255 N. Retama Dr., Kingsville, TX 78363. /Note: online applications accepted only./

  • Schedule: Mon-Fri 7:00am - 4:00pm

  • Requirement: 1 year experience preferred, see Qualifications.

If you have a positive attitude and a love for learning, you may be interested in joining our team.

SSC Services for Education is known for our expertise, commitment, and value; and we at SSC truly believe that our people are our greatest asset. By utilizing our associates’ knowledge and experience alongside SSC’s extensive training, providing supportive management, and offering unparalleled wage and benefit packages as well as career advancement opportunities, we have developed a workforce that differentiates us from our competitors.

SSC Services for Education is a Nationwide Best in Class Facility Service Provider. As a member of Compass Group, North America, we want you to be as great as you can be. We empower our associates to direct their own future, keeping them confident that we support them every step of the way. As a result, our associates embody greatness through their actions, natural passion for quality, and a can-do attitude. The opportunity for greatness is real at SSC and throughout the Compass world.

Full-time associates at SSC are offered many fantastic benefits such as:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Wellness Program

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Life Insurance for Associates and Eligible Dependents

  • Short Term Disability (STD) and Long Term Disability (LTD)

  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

  • Discount Marketplace

  • And other voluntary benefits

Summary: Plants and repairs new and established lawns; performs maintenance of ornamental landscapes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, plants and cultivates lawns using gardening implements and power-operated equipment.

  • Repairs established lawns using seed mixtures and fertilizers recommended for particular soil types.

  • Performs maintenance of ornamental landscapes, including lawns, small trees, groundcovers, shrubs and annual/perennial color displays.

  • Locates and plants shrubs, trees and flowers as directed.

  • Lays mulch, wood chips, moss and other soil moisturizers depending on the plants and climate.

  • Trims shrubs and cultivates gardens; cleans grounds using rakes, brooms and hoses.

  • Sprays trees and shrubs; applies supplemental liquid and dry nutrients to lawn and trees.

  • Performs weed abatement and other grounds-related functions as needed.

  • Digs trenches and installs drain tiles.

  • Repairs concrete and asphalt walks and driveways.

  • Operates motor vehicles to transport materials and equipment.

  • Assists with completion and submittal of weekly tool, equipment and vehicle maintenance reports.

  • Follows standard operating procedures for assigned tasks and projects; follows all safety protocol.

  • Deploys for emergency response due to inclement weather, i.e. snow and ice, tornado or other crisis.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to repeatedly lift 25 pounds and kneel/bend/stoop for extended periods of time.

Working Conditions: Extensive walking and equipment operation. Exposure to: extreme weather conditions, pesticides, fertilizers, pollen producing environment, paint and petroleum products. Work time expectation: 90% of time will be physical labor, 10% training and misc.

About Compass Group: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry

Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity.

Req ID: 165417