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Landscape Architect and Grounds Manager

Dixie State University
Utah, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 27, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Type
Full Time
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Ensure campus planning and services to achieve a well-planned, beautiful and functional landscape for the University’s grounds. Provide University landscape design and planning (i.e. master, landscape, site furnishing, and building sites). Maintain campus drawings, master plans and maps. Supervise the maintenance and service of the landscape/grounds of the University. Information about the Facilities Management department can be found online at


  • Work on project management of various landscape and planning projects related to the University landscape. Perform the work necessary, including design, procurement, construction management, and close-out. Prepare and draw landscape and irrigation drawings.
  • Oversee the landscape/grounds department by managing personnel decisions (hiring/firing), training and mentorship, salary decisions, completing performance evaluations, and making work assignments.
  • Maintain the health and beauty of the campus. Work with crew members to assign realistic objectives. Develop worker skills by planning and conducting classes that teach proper grounds-care techniques.
  • Supervise the maintenance of the irrigation system, equipment, and daily workload for the grounds crew. Manage those tasked with performing functional work of repairs.
  • Control the grounds budget by recommending the budget amounts for maintenance and expenditures.
  • Create and maintain University landscape construction standards for new projects on campus. Create and maintain operation and maintenance manuals and schedules on newly installed projects. Work with grounds crew member to implement O&M manuals and maintenance schedules.
  • Analyze architectural and engineering documents provided by outside consultants to ensure that documents accurately record field conditions and are dimensionally accurate. Check plans for irrigation system compatibility.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture or related field required.
  • At least three years’ related experience required; experience working in or with higher education preferred.
  • Expertise in working with landscape equipment.
  • Good computer and general office skills relating to Microsoft Office Suite, Google Platform, etc.
  • Spatial aptitude is required, with the ability to easily visualize and sketch a floor plan during a walk-through of a building.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both written and verbal; ability to work with Facilities Management staff regarding critical information, safety issues, work requests, problems, upcoming needs, and tasks within one’s scope that impact other personnel within the unit.
  • Knowledge of state and federal regulations.
  • Basic understanding of building construction and architecture is preferred.

Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time professional staff (overtime-exempt) position. Annual salary of $57,000+ depending on qualifications & experience. Desired start date of November 2021. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, as well as paid holidays in addition to sick and vacation leave accruals. See under 'Benefits Summary' for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins September 30 , 2021 . The position is open until filled. Submit application materials (including resume contents and contact information for three professional references) and upload cover letter electronically. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Dixie State University (DSU) is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution committed to exceptional student learning and success. DSU has adopted an instructional approach of 'active learning. active life' and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, DSU is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University.

Dixie State University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. DSU seeks to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. DSU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of DSU are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Dixie State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or DSU’s non-discrimination policies:
  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury - , HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Abby Del Giacco - , 435-652-7731.
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, , 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, , 303-844-5695.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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