Tech I, Landscape

Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Landscape Service

Division Name

Assoc Vice President Facilities

Position Title

Tech I, Landscape

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Under limited supervision, provides advanced proficiency and skills regarding a wide array of technical landscape functions to ensure that University grounds remain in pristine condition.

Two positions are available

Essential Functions

Performs a variety of technical landscape-related duties on University grounds to include fertilizer application, herbicide, and pre-emergent application, tree care, proper plant placement, and annual bed installation, erosion and grading control, skilled pruning of trees, plants, and shrubbery, and seasonal color maintenance. Safely operates heavy equipment including tractors, backhoes, sweepers, and forklifts. Operates task utility vehicles, dump trucks, and utility tractors with front mount attachments and PTO implement to accomplish work. Identifies plant disease, pests, drought stress, and other plant needs. Recommends and applies appropriate treatments. Recognizes and corrects any aesthetic-related issues. Troubleshoots and performs minor repairs on irrigation systems and provides maintenance for water features. Maintains records of work orders, activities, time, and scheduling. Provides quality control by inspecting plant care, worksites, and workmanship. Provides debris removal with motorized street sweeping and cleaning equipment, all-terrain litter vehicles, and other cleaning and litter control equipment to maintain University grounds, streets, and parking lots. Mows grass through the use of specialized, rotary, reel, push, and riding mowers. Maintains University grounds through weed pulling, plant watering, pine straw/mulch installation, sod installation, and the use of various hand and power tools. Maintains, cleans, and performs basic repairs for hand and power tools and equipment. May be responsible for meeting and maintaining training and certification requirements as outlined by the applicable department’s training and credentialing requirements. Provides mentorship and training to Groundskeeper I and II’s. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education Level

High School Diploma or equivalent

Field of Study

Years of Experience

6 years

Area of Experience

Experience of progressively technical
groundskeeping operations.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Education Level

Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed.

Field of Study

Years of Experience

When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Advanced knowledge of plant materials and care including the ability to identify various types of plants and plant materials. Knowledge of various types and proper application of herbicides, fertilizers, and related chemicals. Knowledge of planting techniques and placement as well as different soil types.Thorough knowledge of irrigation systems.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Valid driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications

OTPC / OTPS Certified
SLP Certified

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$28,000 - $46,700

Job Category

Building/Grounds Maintenance

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Posting Date


Closing Date


EEO Statement

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required DocumentsOptional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
    • AU Employment website
    • Employment websites (Indeed, HigherEd Jobs, etc.)
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • Newspaper
    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • HR email
    • Social Media
    • State Employment Service
    • Walk-in
    • Other
  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University.
    • Not a current Auburn employee
    • Current Auburn employee in position less than one year
    • Current Auburn employee in position more than one year
  3. * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 2-3
    • 4-6
    • 7+
  5. * Please describe your related experience in detail and provide the job titles of the positions in which you obtained it. If you do not have related experience, please enter 'N/A'

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Do you have a valid Drivers License?
    • Yes
    • No

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