To properly maintain the landscape of the University to present a neat, clean and well maintained appearance. This will include the performance of grounds maintenance, operate grounds maintenance equipment such as truck with or without manual transmission, riding and push mowers, tractors, and small powered equipment. This will also include horticulture practices such as mowing, planting, litter removal and other aspects associated with the upkeep of the landscape of the campus.This position is designated as essential personnel for emergency closings.
Basic knowledge of proper way to maintain and/or plant trees shrubs and flowers. Know proper way to trim, spray, mow, remove trash and debris, weed, fertilize, sweep, rake, cultivate, dig, water, shovel or plow snow, remove ice, spread salt and/or sand and other related functions. Know how to prune different species of shrubs and trees. Knowledge and experience in the operation of grounds equipment. Knowledge of pesticides. Basic mechanical knowledge to recognize malfunctions of equipment. Ability to recognize irrigation malfunction. Demonstrated ability to work in extreme heat or cold; to lift/move/carry 50 pounds many times per week. Demonstrate the ability to read and write. Demonstrate ability to work independently or to work with others.
Horticultural experience. Pesticide Applicators License. Crew chief 1 and 2. Master Gardener. Certified Nurseryman.
Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm. Summer hours are changed to accommondate campus needs. Facilities Management employees are considered essential personnel and subject to working during University closings.