Landscape Maintenance Technician

Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 19, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

University of Idaho

Landscape Maintenance Technician

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Facilities Management

Employee Category: Classified

Pay Range: $13.38 - $13.54 per hour, depending on education and experience.

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
Under general supervision of the Campus Landscape Supervisor, the incumbent of this position performs daily detailed technical levels of green space and hardscape maintenance to ensure a high quality of landscape care within an assigned area of the campus landscape. The incumbent observes and promotes safe work practices and procedures and follows professional landscape maintenance standards, while safely and competently operating and performing basic maintenance on vehicles, tools, and equipment such as lawn mowers, trucks, power leaf rakes, tractors, forklifts, skid-steer loaders, tillers, shovels, wheelbarrows, string trimmers, aerators, saws, pruning devices, chainsaws, rakes and irrigations systems. Specific responsibilities include: maintaining safe, healthy and attractive shrubs, vines, and trees up to twenty feet; maintaining safe, healthy and attractive turf on lawns, recreation and athletic fields; maintaining clean, safe and attractive hardscapes; maintaining safe, healthy and attractive flowering, herbaceous and woody planting beds; supporting the facilities Snow and Ice Removal program; applying pesticides to landscape areas, and maintaining a pesticide applicator's license; contributing to the team effort.

This is an essential position that will be called upon in the event of an emergency and/or University Closure.

Minimum Qualifications:
- High School Degree or GED.

- Due to the duties if this position, candidates are required to be at least 18yrs of age.

- Combination of education and experience totaling 3 years experience relating to commercial/institutional landscape care.

- Broad experience with: general standards involving current landscape maintenance techniques; woody and herbaceous plant care; currently accepted pruning standards; and related safety practices.

- Experience with irrigation system maintenance, operation, and minor repairs.

- Must possess a Commercial Pesticide Applicators Certification for the category of Ornamental/Landscape Herbicide Application or have the ability to obtain certification within the first six months of employment.

- 2 years of experience competently, safely, and effectively operating and maintaining landscape equipment and hand and power tools associated with landscape maintenance; performing mechanical repair and maintenance on landscape equipment; reading landscape chemical directions and labels; and mixing and applying landscape chemicals safely, competently and effectively.

- Experience using a computer and various types of software for emails; internet research, etc.

- Must possess: a valid motor vehicle operator’s license and be able to meet policy requirements for driving University vehicles.

- Experience working in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Associates Degree or BS in Horticulture; Urban Forestry; Landscape Maintenance; or any related field. 2-4 years additional experience in commercial or institutional landscape care operations.

- Certification in operation of a variety of landscape equipment which could include: forklifts; tractors; aerial lifts; etc.

- Ability to climb and work at various heights above ground using ladders, scaffolding or lift and bucket trucks.

- Good knowledge or powered sprayers/pumps.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
- Ability to lift, carry and/or otherwise move up to 60 pounds in a routine, repetitive manner as needed.

- Ability to bend, stoop, crawl, twist, dig, climb, and walk on a routine basis throughout the work day.

- Ability to work routinely on uneven and slick surfaces.

- Occasional confined space situations.

- Must be able to safely and competently climb ladders of various heights on a routine basis.

- Must be willing to be contacted outside of normal business hours for an event, on-call or emergency work.

- 95% Outdoor work in inclement weather conditions year round. 5% Shop, training, and other indoor tasks as needed.

- Must be able to work in adverse weather and environmental conditions, such as rain, snow, dust, vapors, etc.

- During seasonal snow removal, extended work shifts and additional night shifts are required.
Must work safely in high traffic/congested pedestrian areas.

- Must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while operating and working around various landscape equipment and performing landscape duties.

- Must possess: a valid motor vehicle operator’s license and be able to meet policy requirements for driving University vehicles.

Posting Number: SP002644P

Posting Date: 11/16/2020

Closing Date: 11/30/2020

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions:

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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