Gardener I

Washburn University
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 10, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Position Title

Gardener I

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Position Summary

Responsible for providing landscaping services for the University.

Employees are expected to use equipment per manufacturer and University standards, operate tractors and hand tools safely, and comply with University and OSHA policies and regulations.

Essential Job Functions of Position

New employees are required to complete safety training within six months of employment.

Work assignments for this position may include any or all of the following plus other duties as assigned.

• Irrigate, fertilize, prune, spray, weed flower bed, rake, and ornamental mulch vegetation
• Plant and cultivate trees and nursery stock according to landscaping plans
• Spray flower beds, lawns, and trees for weed and insect control
• Grade and backfill trenches and holes
• Maintain water features and ponds, treating water as necessary
• Operate grounds equipment
• Snow removal duties as assigned
• Provide service support for campus events

Non-Essential Job Functions of Position

Education and Experience

• High school diploma or GED equivalent
• Stable/Continuous work history

• Experience in landscaping, horticultural, or a related field.
• Experience in horticultural chemical application

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

• Knowledge of the appropriate use of lawn and landscape equipment
• Knowledge of the practices followed in the care, routine maintenance, and safe operation of trucks, tractors, mowers, and other light to heavy-duty equipment
• Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
• Ability to understand water treatment for water features and ponds

• Knowledge of the principles and practices of landscape architecture
• Knowledge of the installation and maintenance of lawn sprinkler systems
• Ability to prepare plans, specifications, and estimates for less complex landscaping projects

Licenses, Certifications & Registrations

Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record under University standards.

Preferred: State certification in pesticide application, or ability to obtain certification within one year

Additional Requirements (e.g. Physical Demands)

• Required to work in extreme weather conditions and be exposed to chemicals used in landscaping
• Ability to lift, move and maneuver materials weighing as much as 80 pounds
• Ability to work from a ladder or lift

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Special Instructions to Applicant

Advertised Pay


Work Schedule

Monday - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Tuesday - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Wednesday - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Thursday - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Friday - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


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Months per Year






EEO Statement

Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.

Washburn University is an EOE . Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

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Driving History Checked?


Drug Screen Required?


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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a valid driver's license? (A valid license is required for this position and a motor vehicle report will be conducted to verify the validity of your license.)
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Are you available to work weekends?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you able to work outdoors in a variety of climate conditions?
    • yes
    • no
  5. * Do you have the ability to work from a ladder and/or a lift?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Are you capable of lifting and maneuvering materials weighing as much as 80 pounds?
    • Yes
    • No
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