GARDENER 2

GARDENER 2

Req #: 190515 Department: UW BOTHELL – FACILITIES SERVICES Job Location: UW Bothell Posting Date: 06/04/2021 Closing Info: Closes On 06/17/2021 Salary: $3,024 - $4,014 per month Union Position: Yes Shift: First Shift Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here. As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

Located in the heart of the Puget Sound region, the University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. The campus is committed to increasing access to an excellent UW education and preparing students to be leaders throughout Washington and beyond.

UW Bothell provides students a participatory, cross-disciplinary experience grounded in hands-on learning, community-based research, close relationships with faculty as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success.

The campus offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degrees. Current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, more than 40% are first-generation college attendees, and more than half are students of color.

The University values hiring faculty and staff who have demonstrated experience and ability to work successfully with diverse student populations and who can contribute to a campus culture that promotes equity among colleagues.

Diversity and inclusion are core values at UW Bothell. Our work begins with the acceptance and celebration of the differences that are represented through the many diverse and minoritized communities on our campus and in the surrounding community. We recognize that we are bound together in a collective experience and that our actions impact all in our community. When we focus on the lives of the most marginalized groups among us, we also create conditions of equity, justice and academic excellence for everyone.

The three priorities of the University’s current Strategic Plan - Increasing Access, Achieving Excellence are to: strengthen diversity and equity, enhance community and campus engagement, and advance cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship.

In addition to having award winning faculty and staff, UW Bothell has been recognized for innovations in academic programming and support services designed to help students graduate on time and debt-free. It has also earned both recognition and awards for its work in the area of environmental sustainability.

Facilities Services Department at UW Bothell, recognized regionally for its sustainable practices, has an outstanding opportunity for a GARDENER 2. This individual will, under general supervision, perform skilled work in the maintenance of campus upland landscapes, hardscapes, natural areas, synthetic turf athletic fields, nurseries, and greenhouses.

The primary function of this position will be to perform skilled tasks requiring knowledge of sustainable and organic gardening practices and ecological restoration, including the cultivation and maintenance of trees, lawns, exotic and native plants, natural areas, rain gardens, and hardscapes. Skilled tasks include invasive plant control, pruning, planting, soil improvement, plant identification and general care, selective weeding, integrated pest management, propagation, and the use of a variety of hand tools and power equipment.

Shift: Monday - Friday, 6am-2:30pm (Spring/Summer), 7am-3:30pm (Fall/Winter)

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Maintain high profile display beds and planting areas
  • Perform invasive plant and pest control in gardens and natural areas
  • Prepare sites and soils for planting
  • Mow, edge, fertilize, top dress, overseed, aerate, and irrigate lawns
  • Perform all tasks related to Campus Composting, including vermicomposting and thermal composting
  • Plant seeds, annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees
  • Prune plant material
  • Plant propagation in the field and greenhouse
  • Maintain greenhouse and nursery plant material
  • Apply organic fertilizers, compost tea, and soil inoculants
  • Maintain synthetic turf athletic fields
  • Install, repair, and operate irrigation system
  • Use a variety of hand tools such as pruning shears, rakes, shovels, hoes, pitchforks, and hand saws
  • Operate power and motorized equipment such as line trimmers, chain saws, backpack blowers, mowers, pressure washers, utility vehicles, tractors, trucks, lifts, and snow equipment
  • Clean, service, and maintain tools and equipment
  • Service outdoor landfill, recycle, and compost containers
  • Pick-up litter, scrape gum, empty smoking urns, clean-up spills
  • Maintain hardscapes including sidewalks, stairs, pavers, ramps, and roadways
  • Hazardous Waste Clean-Up: Sharps disposal, Chemical Spills, etc.
  • Remove snow and ice from areas such as sidewalks, stairs, roads, ramps and parking garages and lots
  • Apply deicer, salt, sand as required
  • During inclement weather operate power brushes, spreaders, plow trucks, truck-mounted sanding and deicing units
  • Install and maintain campus signs, fences, rockeries, etc.
  • Read and interpret blueprints and plans for projects
  • May direct the work of others
  • Perform Traffic Control Flagging
  • Assist with and/or perform tours of campus landscape and/or operations for Students, Faculty, Staff and the general public as required
  • Assist with Campus Events as required
  • Assist other Facilities Teams and/or other Campus Departments as required
  • Perform related duties as required

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Physical ability to do required work AND one year of experience or training involving grounds maintenance, plant care, cultivation and landscape installation OR equivalent education/experience.
  • Ability to routinely lift/move up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to communicate effectively to provide excellent customer service

    Desired Experience:
  • Two years of experience in the field of horticulture, ecological restoration, grounds maintenance, or
  • landscape design and/or installation OR equivalent education
  • Organic land care
  • Plant identification
  • Ecological restoration
  • Display bed design and maintenance

    Condition of Employment:
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License
  • Ability to secure valid CPR, AED, and First Aid certificate within six months of hire
  • Ability to secure valid Washington State Traffic Control Flagger certification within six months of hire
  • This position is designated as one that performs an essential function. This means that the position’s incumbent must continue to report to work as directed in the event that the University suspends operations because of severe weather, natural disaster, or other emergency conditions
  • In the performance of their duties, the Gardener 2 will be working outside in all types of weather conditions. Foul weather gear is routinely worn. Personal Protective Equipment is worn as required. Exposure to, and contact with a diversity of plant materials, soil, pollen, wild animals, and insects is routine

    Application Process:
    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law .



Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability , and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu .

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