Job no: 236383-US
Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life
Sciences, Facilities, Skilled Trades, Maintenance, Natural
Resources, Environmental Sciences, Plant Sciences
This position is responsible for maintaining the trees and shrubs
on the Madison campus and off campus properties. This includes care
of existing trees and shrubs, knowledge and application of chemical
and cultural controls, and installation of new landscaping. This
requires skillful operation of all related vehicles and power
equipment, ability to safely perform physical work under adverse
conditions, to work independently and direct the work of
temporaries, and to carry out experimental work for research using
new techniques and materials.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Physical Plant is committed to
the highest standards of customer relations principles for its
customers, fellow staff members, students, and visitors. Staff will
serve as role models by practicing exemplary behaviors when working
with customers and fellow staff members.
List of Duties
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for
UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect
the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,
status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We
commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,
research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by
creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every
background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve
Wisconsin and the world.
For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please
visit: Diversity and
Degree and Area of Specialization:
No Degree Required
Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
No minimum years of experience required
Must be available for snow removal and overtime work as
Class B CDL with air brakes and tanker required within six months
Physical work requiring lifting, bending, stooping and kneeling for
extended periods of time.
Knowledge and Skills
- Knowledge of proper methods and differing techniques for
transplanting container, bareroot and B&B trees and shrubs;
care of newly planted trees, shrubs and hedges.
- Knowledge of herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, and fertilizers
and their compatibility and calibration.
- Knowledge of horticultural tools and their proper uses; pruning
saws, knives, pruners, loppers, pole saws, hedge trimmers,
- Knowledge of safety hazards, safety precautions and practices.
Use all equipment, chemicals, etc. with entire population of campus
- Knowledge of Wisconsin driving laws and motor vehicle operating
- Knowledge of common operator maintenance procedures for motor
vehicles and other motorized equipment.
- Skill in communicating, including interpersonal skills.
- Ability to exercise a strong sense of priority and time
- Ability to identify common trees and shrubs both in and out of
- Ability to detect common insect and disease problems.
- Ability to calibrate equipment used in chemical
- Ability to skillfully operate tree spade in all conditions.
- Ability to identify weeds.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and direct
- Ability to read drawings or simple blueprints.
- Ability to operate all types of vehicles and equipment necessary
for landscaping and grounds maintenance.
- Ability to maintain a professional and service oriented
relationship with customers and co-workers.
- Ability to be creative, flexible, self-motivated, and quality
- Ability to work hours in excess of the normal work shift to
include weekends and nights.
- Ability to apply various pesticides/herbicides.
- Ability to perform heavy tasks including lifting up to 50 lbs,
standing, stooping, bending, twisting, squatting, kneeling, and
other motions for extended periods of time.
- Ability to work in and with a team.
- Ability to present a neat, clean appearance at all times.
A717080-FACILITIES PLNG AND MGMT/PP SVCS/GROUNDS
Monday- Friday: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Appointment Type, Duration:
Depending on Qualifications
Instructions to Applicants:
To be considered, applications must be submitted online. Applicants
must upload a resume and cover letter.
We will also require contact information for three professional
references, one of which must be your current supervisor. We will
not contact your current supervisor without advance notice.
In your cover letter, please describe your experience with:
1. Working outdoors
2. Motorized equipment
3. Any landscaping and snow removal experience.
A criminal background check will be conducted on all
In the event you are required to work in or around animal
facilities, you will be enrolled in the appropriate medical
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:
800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE
The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and
Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through
diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,
you can find information about how to make a request at the
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total
Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation
structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on
current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities
will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also
require you and your references to answer questions regarding
sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities
of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that
the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.
Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The Annual Security and Fire
contains current campus safety and disciplinary
policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and
on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics
for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper
copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police
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