Grounds/Maintenance Worker 2

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 19, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Grounds/Maintenance Worker 2

Job no: 527826
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades

Department: Intercollegiate Athletics
Classification: Grounds Maintenance Worker 2
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $16.49 - $24.61 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes July 30, 2021.

Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure consideration, please upload the following with your online application:

  • Current resume, which includes dates of employment and clearly highlights experience that meets the minimum required and preferred qualifications

    Department Summary
    The University of Oregon Intercollegiate Athletic Department's primary purpose is to provide a unique opportunity for student-athletes to be developed, tested, and encouraged to reach their maximum potential in every aspect of their lives. It is the steadfast goal of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to provide the most outstanding student-athlete experience by helping them to achieve excellence, both in the classroom and in their chosen sport. The department has approximately 250 administrative & classified employees, hosts over 600,000 spectators annually, and represents the University of Oregon in athletic competition with other universities & colleges.

    Position Summary
    The Grounds/Maintenance Worker is responsible for developing and recommending a strategy related to the care and maintenance of landscaping and athletic field issues. This position will also provide some event support.

    Typical tasks include the following: mows and edges lawns and fields with use of push and riding lawnmowers, tractors, and power edgers; plants, transplants, fertilizes, and waters lawns, shrubs, bedding plants, ground cover, and trees with tools such as hoes, trowels, and shovels; cuts, trims, and prunes trees, shrubs, bedding plants, and ground cover with use of hand or power tools; eradicates weeds using both manual and mechanical methods such as: pulling, tilling, or using line trimmers; prevents weeds by mulching; calibrates, mixes and applies pesticides and herbicides according to manufacturer's instructions; installs irrigation and sprinkler systems by digging trenches by hand or with a tractor, lays and connects pipes, valves, sprinklers and controls, fills in trenches, and flattens or grades roads with bulldozer or road grader.

    Additional expectations of position:
  • Valid Oregon Driver's license and safe driving record
  • Ability to work on ladders
  • Ability to perform all motions required for most landscape maintenance and construction activities
  • Able to work large-scale events in excess of 60,000 people
  • Ability to obtain UO forklift certificate within three months of employment

    Minimum Requirements
  • Pesticide applicator's license may be required based on position duties; AND
  • Two years experience as a grounds keeper which included plant care; OR
  • An Associate's degree in Landscape Technology or Horticulture; OR
  • Completion of a Landscape Certification program or license in a horticultural specialty

    Professional Competencies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of plants, landscape irrigation, soil chemistry and structure, and familiarity with operation of landscape maintenance, construction, and related safety equipment as it pertains to Athletic D1 competition
  • Working knowledge of basic computer management programs
  • Ability to work with diverse population

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Game day experience working with multiple sports fields and related sports events
  • Demonstrated welding experience
  • Large NCAA event support for PAC 12 schools or equivalent school size

    FLSA Exempt: No

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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