Gardener
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN

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Minimum Qualifications:
AA degree in horticulture, landscape gardening or closely related field and one year of experience in commercial gardening, grounds maintenance and or greenhouse work or HS diploma and 3 years experience

A valid driver's license is required. A pesticide applicator's license will be required 30 days after date of hire.

Duties/Responsibilities
This position is covered by the Teamster Union. Union/Fair share deductions may be made.

Description of Position:
Performs landscape maintenance and construction activities. Plants and maintains turf, flowers, seeds, bulbs, shrubs, and trees. Trims, buds, prunes and stakes trees, shrubs and plants. Cultivates, rakes, spaces and waters flowers and plants. Prepares soil for special needs using prescribed methods and materials. Applies appropriate pesticides as needed. Designs landscape plans including estimating materials, labor and equipment needed. Mows lawns, rakes grass and leaves, trims and straightens up garden beds, removes and disposes of dead plants, and winterizes trees. Repairs and adjusts landscape irrigation equipment. Performs snow removal. Operates landscape machinery including mowers, snow plows and brushes, weed whips, backpack blowers, edgers, chainsaws, and skid steer loaders.

Leads, directs and trains a landscape crew composed primarily of student employees on performing general gardening duties, care of soils, safe equipment operating procedures, work planning, site direction, and team building.

Work Environment:
Work is performed outdoors. This position will be exposed to extreme weather conditions and extended hours during the winter months for snow removal.

Program/Unit Description
Mission Statement:
Facilities Management, a department of University Services, is responsible for the physical assets of the University to ensure a quality environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors in support of the University's mission of teaching, research and outreach.

Facilities Management includes Custodial, Maintenance Operations, Energy Management, Landcare, Building Systems Automation Center (BSAC) and Quality and Work Control.

Vision Statement:
Facilities Management is an organization where continuous and measurable improvement in service is the standard. We will be recognized by the community as the service provider of choice. We will do this; by delivering excellent service, by being a partner in addressing our customers' needs, by fulfilling our stewardship role, and by being an innovative leader in facilities management. Because FM employees are the most important part of realizing our vision, we are committed to ensuring that Facilities Management is a valued and energizing place to work where everyone has the opportunity to contribute, learn and grow.

About Landcare:
Landcare presents a beautiful, safe and accessible exterior environment to campus users throughout the year. As part of the Facilities Management team, we provide efficient, cost effective stewardship of natural and built campus assets.

Application Instructions
Please apply for this position by clicking on "Apply for this Posting." You will be required to complete the online application.

IF YOU ANSWER YES TO ALL THE QUESTIONS FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST SHOW THE EXPERIENCE AND DETAILED INFORMATION ON YOUR APPLICATION OR RESUME WORK HISTORY IN ORDER TO HAVE YOUR APPLICATION REFERRED TO THE HIRING DEPARTMENT.

Does this position require a background check?
Yes

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