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Landscape Maintenance Coordinator

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 7, 2023

Landscape Maintenance Coordinator

Job no: 531956

Work type: Classified Staff

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Construction/Planning, Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades, Planning/Project Management

Department: Campus Planning & Facilities Management
Classification: Trades/Maintenance Coordinator
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $24.55 - 31.07 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins

Position Closes July 9, 2023

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure consideration, please upload the following with your online application:
  • A cover letter stating your interest, and how your skills and experience meet the requirements and qualifications for this position.
  • Your current resume, including dates of employment.

    Department Summary

    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 vision.

    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.

    Position Summary

    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 campus landscape.

    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.

    Work Schedule:
    Monday - Friday, 6am - 2:30pm

    Driving Requirement:
    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 position.

    Essential Personnel:
    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.

    Minimum Requirements

  • 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.

    Professional Competencies

  • 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 interactions.
  • Take initiative, looking for what needs to be done and doing it.
  • Pay close attention to detail.
  • Maintain a safe and safety-conscious workplace.
  • Maintain a respectful workplace and model a positive and proactive attitude.
  • Model the highest ethical standards.
  • Provide superior customer service.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • 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 horticultural practices.
  • 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 programs.
  • Working knowledge of efficient irrigation practices and programing.
  • Ability to interact with and direct people with diverse trade skills.
  • 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 arboriculture.
  • Experience in irrigation installation, repair or programming.

    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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