University of Wisconsin- Whitewater - Whitewater, WI

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UW-Whitewater has a Gardener vacancy in Recreation Sports and Facilities . The work schedule for this full-time, year-round position is Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Starting pay will be $12.190 per hour plus excellant benefits. The position description is available below.

To apply for this position you must already have or create a Job Cart Account in Wisc.Jobs. Visit the posting on the Wisc.Jobs website at: and enter Job Announcement Code: 1403737 to apply for this position. You will need to take an 90 question online multiple choice exam. You must apply for this position online. The deadline to apply for this position is August 25, 2014 . Questions regarding the position can be directed to: Rebecca Rupnow, HR&D, 800 W. Main St., Hyer 330, Whitewater, WI 53190; email ; or 262-472-1394.

Summary: This position reports to the Grounds Crew Lead for assigned duties within the Recreation/Athletic Field/Stadium Complex. This position is responsible for the design layout and planting of flowerbeds, and installing and maintaining of turf, plants, shrubs, and trees. This position also performs daily grounds functions and field preparation as assigned by the Grounds Crew Lead in the entire Recreation/Athletic Complex in compliance with University grounds standards. This position also performs indoor set-ups and take-downs of athletic and special events in the Williams Center/Kachel Fieldhouse complex as assigned by the Grounds Crew Lead. Other duties include housekeeping and limited maintenance of the Student Athletic Complex, Stadium Service Building and Stadium Press Box Building. This position performs Grounds Crew Lead (i.e. vacations, etc.) and will also perform any and all related work as assigned by Supervisor(s).


40% A. Preparation, Planting, and Care of Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, and Landscaping.

A1. Cultivate, weed, mulch and water flower beds as necessary.

A2. Design, layout, and plant flower beds using personal knowledge of annual and perennial flower species and ornamental grass species.

A3. Recommend the purchase of plant stock and shrubbery based on location, type of material, size of plants and shrubs.

A4. Check plant material throughout growing season and treat for insect and/or disease as needed.

A5. Prune and shape shrubs and trees and remove dead or damaged shrubs.

A6. Apply mulches and cultivate shrub bed to control weed growth.

A7. Apply fertilizers and chemicals as needed to maintain health and vigor of varying species of shrubs and trees.

A8. Edge beds as necessary.

A9. Create and install new beds as opportunities arise.

A10. Install block walls, stone walls, edging brick, stone, timbers and drain tiles for landscaped areas.

30% B. Perform all grounds functions and field preparation as assigned by the Grounds Crew Lead.

B1. Edge, aerate, seed and sod playing fields and adjacent lawns.

B2. Perform mowing, seeding, planting, fertilizing, cultivating, aerating, top dressing, pruning, trimming, and watering of turf.

B3. Conduct weed control as needed on all field areas.

B4. Mow and trim grass with self-propelled equipment.

B5. Line and prepare athletic and recreation fields for practices and events as scheduled.

B6. Perform indoor set-up and take-down of tables, chairs, bleachers, risers, and other equipment for athletic and special events in the Williams Center/Kachel Fieldhouse complex.

B7. Perform game day duties for all sports as assigned by Grounds Crew Lead.

B8. Direct, train, and supervise all student workers that have been assigned by Grounds Crew Lead in custodial and grounds functions.

B9. Remove snow and ice from steps and sidewalks around assigned buildings using shovels or snow blower.

30% C. Perform all maintenance and housekeeping assignments to the Student Athletic Complex, Stadium Service Building, Stadium Press Box, Track/Soccer Press Box, and Coulthart Pavilion.

C1. Clean and sanitize all showers, toilets, and urinals and re-stock paper items daily.

C2. Mop floors and shower area during seasonal usage on a daily basis.

C3. Empty all trash and recycling containers.

C4. Vacuum all carpet areas (Hallways, offices, training rooms, locker rooms, classrooms, etc.).

C5. Scrub and sanitize all sinks, fixtures, floors, walls, doors, stairwells, railings, and food service areas.

C6. Replace light bulbs and clean light fixtures

C7. Re-stock all housekeeping supplies to all areas as needed.

C8. Strip floors, apply new floor finish, and extract carpets as needed.

C9. Clean air vents and dust all areas as needed.

C10. Weekly inspect for proper operation of all water fountains, showers, urinals, etc.

C11. Perform routine special maintenance and moving of athletic/recreation equipment.

C12. Perform limited maintenance to facilities as needed (i.e. – painting, scrubbing walls, window washing, etc.).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

•Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

•Ability to maintain a cooperative working relationship with customers, students, co-workers and supervisors.

•Ability to perform groundskeeping activities and operate a variety of groundskeeping equipment.

•Ability to direct, train and supervise student employees.

•Knowledge of cleaning solutions and agents.

•Knowledge of cleaning equipment and materials.

•Ability to possess a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License and be eligible and able to drive state owned vehicles, including small grounds utility vehicles.

•Knowledge of fertilizer and herbicide application.

•Knowledge of flower bed preparation, planting, and maintenance.

•Knowledge of proper methods and techniques for planting, transplanting, pruning, and trimming.

•Knowledge of methods and procedures in maintaining playing fields and lawns.

•Ability to operate heavy motorized equipment

•Ability to operate a chain saw, various hand tools, and other equipment.

•Ability to operate self-propelled lawn mowers.

•Ability to operate string trimmers, leaf sweepers, and pole pruners.

•Knowledge of job safety and occupational hazards.

•Ability to life OSHA standards of 75 pounds and at times 50 pounds above the shoulders.

•Ability to bend, stoop, kneel and climb up and down without any impairment.

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