Gardener
Facilities - Santa Clara, CA

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Maintains University Grounds and Landscaping I. Duties and Responsibilities
  • Must possess a general knowledge of flowers, shrubs, and trees commonly grown in
    California and possess the knowledge and ability to maintain plant material and soil in a neat and orderly condition.
  • Recognizes plant diseases, pests, and general conditions of plant life and performs methods to connect such conditions including application of fertilizers and pesticides.
  • Safely operates, cleans, and cares for hand and power tools, such as edger, blower, mower, chain saw, aerator, chipper, man lift, rot-o-tiller, vacuum, fork lift, hedge trimmer, and string edger.
  • Possess good understanding of personal safety equipment required for each piece of equipment.
  • Operates manual irrigation systems and performs minor irrigation repairs (including nozzle and head replacements).
  • Landscaped areas, sidewalks, and parking lots are to be kept clean of debris and litter.
  • Landscaped areas are to be kept free of weeds by means of herbicides and/or hand cultivation.
  • Replaces damaged turf and plants.
  • Transplants flowers, shrubs and trees.
  • Installs soil amendments and header boards for new plantings.
  • Makes recommendations for plant selections, maintenance methods and designs.
  • Performs manual labor as required for various irrigation and landscape projects.
  • Performs furniture moves and furniture deliveries, set-ups, and pick-ups for both indoor and outdoor events.
  • II. Qualifications
  • Four (4) years experience in landscape, maintenance, and demonstrated skill in tasks described above are required.
  • Must possess a valid California driver's license and be able to pass a physical examination for pesticide respirator use.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have completed recognized courses in landscape maintenance.
  • Works under general supervision, and also, independently, as well as with entire crew.
  • Ability to follow job-related oral and written instructions in English and keep written records and perform simple computer data input.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematics.
  • Knowledge of relevant safety regulations required.
  • Ability to lift and move moderately heavy objects, up to 65 lbs. safely.
  • Frequent kneeling and bending of knees and back required.
  • Able to work at elevated heights by means of a ladder, extension ladder or man-lift.
  • Reasonable accommodations will be made to facilitate the performance of this work by persons with physical or mental impairments. This position is included in the SCU Maintenance bargaining unit. Union membership is a condition of employment.

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