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Grounds Maintenance Technician (Multiple Vacancies)

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 28, 2024

Grounds Maintenance Technician (Multiple Vacancies)

Department: Facilities Operations - Landscape Services - 410500

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from high school and some experience in horticultural work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Special Note
This is a generalized representation of positions in this class and is not intended to identify essential functions per ADA. Examples of work are primarily essential functions of the majority of positions, but may not be applicable to all positions.

License/Certification Required

Essential Job Functions
This position is responsible for all aspects associated with safely and intensively maintaining the assigned landscape zone using current industry standards, and making improvements in the zone when funding allows.
Activities include:
  • removal of debris daily,
  • weeding, edging, leaf removal,
  • mulching, (pruning perennials, shrubs and trees),
  • tree removal, plant installation,
  • reading landscape plans,
  • mowing,
  • street sweeping, pot hole repair,
  • assisting other zones and departments,
  • performing special work order request,
  • occasional paper work,
  • communicating issues with supervisor,
  • snow removal using all means possible (shovel, ice melt, gator, snow blower, tractor, skid steer, and truck).

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position
Considerable knowledge of current horticultural practices including turf, chemical applications, and snow removal operations. Must be able to follow safety guidelines (wear PPE when necessary). Possess some computer knowledge and have the ability to use the; internet, e-mail, Microsoft Word and Excel. The possession of good written and oral communication skills is a must for this position. Ability to operate university owned vehicles with a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Prefer an AAS or higher in Horticulture or an equivalent degree from an accredited University.
  • Possess current knowledge of proper landscape maintenance practices.
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft programs, Arc GIS, and Adobe and the ability to use a computer (internet, email, Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe, Power point, etc).
  • Be familiar with Tree Campus USA and with the management of the Urban Forest; including maintaining a tree inventory.
  • Be a certified ISA arborist-climber, or be willing to attain the certification within 6 months of hire.
  • Supervisory experience is also a plus.

Work Schedule/Hours: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm; Monday through Friday. This position is subject to call back anytime should emergencies occur. Designated as MANDATORY, this position is expected to be available for work during university emergencies, closings and adverse weather conditions.Weekend work and hours other than normal schedule may be required to accomplish assigned duties. Position is subject to call in, call back or stay over on off schedule hours and weekends should emergencies occur. This position is expected to work, as needed, in the event of staffing shortages, sporting events and/or other events on campus that require Landscape Department services. Supervisor assignment may be adjusted based on business/operational need.
Anticipated Hiring Range: $32,760 - $33,099
Closing Date: 3/12/2024

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Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.


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