La Crosse, WI

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This position is responsible for the maintenance of grounds and landscaping. Employees in this class perform a variety of tasks, including the planting and maintenance of trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials and bulbs, greenhouse maintenance and plant propagation, application of herbicides and pesticides, and tree and shrub pruning. This position is responsible for coordinating and planning greenhouse operations in the spring. Employees in this class also support the overall groundskeeping operation of the University including grounds maintenance tasks such as; snow removal, athletic field maintenance, and litter and trash removal. Overtime work will be required for snow removal and for Special Events including but not limited to the WIAA State Track Meet. The normal work schedule for this position will be Monday through Friday 7am to 3:30pm. This position reports to Landscape Services Supervisor. For a full position description please visit our website at and select the position under "recruitments open to the public"

Special Notes :
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

For UW-La Crosse Campus safety information and crime statistics/Annual Security Report see, and for drug and alcohol information see or call Human Resources at (608) 785-8013 for a paper copy.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :
Knowledge of safe, efficient operation of heavy equipment; preventative maintenance of heavy equipment; essential job functions and ability to safely perform the duties with minimal supervision; ability to identify different varieties of annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs; to safely operate equipment in areas with high levels of pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle activity; to learn relevant software and/or computer languages in order to operate preventive maintenance, work order, time reporting and inventory control programs; to communicate effectively orally or in writing, using the English language, in various situations, i.e. face to face, via phone or two-way radio, correspondence, taking messages, email, etc.; physically be able to work in various positions, i.e. with arms above your head for periods of time; bending, twisting, crawling, squatting, climbing, stooping or kneeling; on scaffolding, ladders or stairs; standing, sitting or walking, while continuously performing job functions; and physically be able to work in various environments without adverse physical reaction, e.g.; within extreme temperature ranges; in hot, noisy, dirty or dust-filled areas; at heights above 30 feet, etc.

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