Landscape Maintenance Coordinator
Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades, Planning/Project
Campus Planning & Facilities
Appointment Type and Duration:
$24.55 - 31.07 per hour
Review of Applications Begins
Position Closes July 9, 2023
Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure consideration, please upload the following with your
- A cover letter stating your interest, and how your skills and
experience meet the requirements and qualifications for this
- Your current resume, including dates of employment.
Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM) is a vibrant
department, which comprises five units, and approximately 270
employees: Facilities Services, Utilities & Energy, Campus
Planning, Office of Sustainability, and Design & Construction.
We plan, build, maintain, and operate the infrastructure that
supports the University of Oregon's mission of exceptional
teaching, discovery, and public service. As stewards of a physical
legacy, we enable the university community to achieve its potential
by providing a campus that is safe, clean, beautiful, inspiring,
and environmentally responsible.
Facilities Services (FS) is responsible for the management of
human, financial and material resources, the development and
implementation of programs, policies and procedures related to the
operation, maintenance, repair and minor renovation of university
buildings, grounds and infrastructure systems. These services
provide the University of Oregon community with a safe, efficient,
reliable, functional and aesthetically pleasing learning
environment in support of the University's mission and
The Exterior Landscape crew provides a quality environment for
students, staff, and community through the exterior maintenance,
landscaping, tree care, seasonal/inclement weather response, pest
removal and trash removal.
The purpose of the Landscape Maintenance Coordinator is to function
as the first line assistant to the Landscape Maintenance Supervisor
and to coordinate landscape maintenance and construction
activities, as well as helping to achieve overall Facilities
Services goals. This position coordinates the work of all the
Classified Grounds Maintenance Worker and Grounds Maintenance
student workers for Facilities Services.
The Landscape Maintenance Coordinator is responsible for
estimating, scheduling and assigning specific work duties and
equipment. This includes arranging for supplies and coordinating
work with vendors, other skilled trades, and outside agencies or
departments. This position maintains the maintenance records,
monitors inventory, initiates purchases for maintenance supplies,
and oversees the automated irrigation systems. Additionally, this
position is expected to develop quality landscape and irrigation
improvement projects by independently meeting with designers,
evaluating blueprints and existing conditions, and coordinating
maintenance activities with construction contractors. In the event
of an emergency, this position will respond to the inclement
weather plan. The person in the position will attend crew meetings,
work planning, and training sessions.
Interactions and contacts occur daily with the campus community in
the course of performing work and responding to emergencies. This
position is responsible for making decisions for the Landscape Team
as to work priorities, work assignments, quality assurance,
scheduling, performance standards, necessary materials and
equipment, the means of accomplishing duties, and personal and
public safety. These decisions affect work productivity and
protection of the aesthetic quality and monetary investment in the
Work is reviewed regularly by the Landscape Maintenance Supervisor
to ensure it is performed efficiently, safely, and meets both
expectations and applicable requirements. A performance appraisal
is conducted annually.
Monday - Friday, 6am - 2:30pm
It is an essential requirement of this position to qualify for and
maintain UO driver's certification eligibility, which includes
maintaining an Oregon driver's license throughout employment in
This unit may provide essential services during times of
emergencies and inclement weather. This position may be required to
fulfill essential services and functions during these times.
- Three years of experience in the operation, maintenance, or
repair of facilities in one or more physical plant or building
services and one additional year of experience with responsibility
for coordination of maintenance work or projects.
NOTE: Some positions may require licensing or certification in a
specific trade area.
- Perform duties in a way that advances and supports the mission
of the department and university.
- Work effectively in a diverse team environment and create
effective relationships for problem solving and positive
- Take initiative, looking for what needs to be done and doing
- Pay close attention to detail.
- Maintain a safe and safety-conscious workplace.
- Maintain a respectful workplace and model a positive and
- Model the highest ethical standards.
- Provide superior customer service.
- Three or more years' experience in the installation, operation,
maintenance, and repair of landscape irrigation.
- Demonstrated knowledge of plant identification, botany, soil
chemistry, turf management, pest and disease control, and
- Demonstrated knowledge of automatic irrigation systems,
familiarity with operation of landscape maintenance equipment, and
basic knowledge of skilled trades.
- Irrigation Association Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor
(CLIA or CIT)
- Working knowledge of central irrigation computer management
- Working knowledge of efficient irrigation practices and
- Ability to interact with and direct people with diverse trade
- Knowledge and skills in project management, and skills in
working with a large and diverse group of customers.
- Experience in turf/grass management and/or
- Experience in irrigation installation, repair or
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 http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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
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
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/531956/landscape-maintenance-coordinator