Landscape Gardener
University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT

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Pay Rate Range
9.28 to 16.68

Close Date

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Yes

Job Summary
Dependable and reliable. Have the ability to work both individually and with group. Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. Maintain landscape at the University of Utah. This includes, mowing, weed control, pruning, trash clean-up, spring and fall leaf clean-up, winter maintenance and snow removal.

Responsibilities
Controls weeds with chemicals and poisions applied by power or hand sprayers. Operates grounds equipment of various types including power sod cutter, chain saw, hand and power sprayers, light trucks, three wheeled scooters, power push mower, tri-plex mower, farm tractor, soil screener, limb chipper and related tools and equipment. Maintains lawns by completing essential tasks such as: fertilizing, mowing, edging, seeding, sodding, aerating, and other related activities that contribute to good lawn care. Prepares for seeding and transplanting by cultivating the soil, watering, weeding and adding fertilizer and chemicals depending on the nature of the soil and the requirements of the plants. The incumbent is responsible for the health, care and appearance of a variety of trees and shrubs. He/she is also required to know the common names of trees, shrubs, monocots, and dicots. Functions as a trainer in certain circumstances, by training new employees and in carrying out other assignments as directed by the Crew Leader. Also, may work with and act as a leadworker over summer help. Ensures that all grounds maintenance within assigned area is accomplished in accordance with University and department policies and procedures. Ensures that seasonal tasks are completed expediently and efficiently in order to preserve the beauty of the campus and provide safety for the University community.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications
Successful completion of an approved apprenticeship program as a Master Gardener, or equivalency; nine months of progressively more responsible grounds experience; a knowledge of the common names of trees, shrubs, monocots, and dicots; and a valid Utah State Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator License required. Demonstrated oral and written communications skills; analytical and trouble shooting skills; and customer services skills also required.

Preferences
Responsible and self-motivated individual who is willing to take on physically demanding tasks. Applicant should have good customer service skills, especially if dealing with others, and have a valid driver’s license. Landscaping experience required.

Type
Benefited Staff

Additional Information
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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