UMKC-Campus Facilities Management
Maintain and install campus landscapes and grounds. Work differs
from similar classifications in that a higher degree of knowledge
in grounds keeping and landscaping methods must be applied to
primary assignments. Review is accomplished through observation of
results with particular emphasis on accuracy, efficiency,
appearance and conformance with instructions. Functional contacts
include co-workers, other service department employees and other
University staff and students.
A job offer for this position
is contingent on passing a physical examination to determine if the
candidate possesses the physical capabilities necessary to perform
the essential functions.
- Plant, transplant and cultivate trees, shrubs and flowers;
determine water requirements of plants and turf, irrigate as
- Prune trees, shrubs and flowers according to standard
horticultural practices as necessary to maintain good plant
- Identify weeds, insects and diseases; mix and apply pesticides
safely, according to label instructions and as directed. Apply
fertilizers and calibrate application equipment.
- Build stone or tie walls and plant beds; repair landscape
- Perform general grounds maintenance duties: remove leaves, mow
grass, aerate turf, weed beds, sow grass seed and lay sod. Perform
hand grading, excavating and shovel work. Remove snow from streets
and sidewalks. Will be on call for snow removal.
- May operate tractors, trucks, lawn mowers, chain saws and
miscellaneous equipment. Perform maintenance on grounds keeping
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Full Time/Part Time
- A high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education
and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be
acquired is necessary.
- Two years of experience in grounds maintenance, landscape
construction, or related area is necessary.
- Knowledge of tools, methods and materials used in grounds
maintenance and landscape construction.
- Ability on a daily basis to:
- Grasp, lift, carry and set down heavy objects (50-75 lbs.)
- Shovel snow, climb ladders and operate heavy power
- A valid Missouri driver’s license is required.
- Missouri Certified Public Operators Pesticide License or the
ability to obtain within six months after employment is
Full time, benefits eligible.
$11.70 - $15.21 per hour
Monday through Friday, 6:30 am to 3:00 pm
Open until filled. Review of applications will begin upon
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter,
resume, and list of three references with contact information) into
one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume
Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB.
Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800)
Under direct supervision, receives daily instructions on work to be
May instruct and/or guide personnel assisting in work.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and
applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated
ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis
of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex,
pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status
protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not
be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of
religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military
organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of
Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more
information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If
you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or
functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative
Action at (816) 235-1323.
EEO IS THE LAW
To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use
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UMKC Statement on Diversity
UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving
research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and
learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including
race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual
orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style,
religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences,
educational level and family structure. For more information on our
diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion
UMKC is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in
the Kansas City area. Our students come from all 50 states and over
85 countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives.
With more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of
opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating
their perfect career. We are at the heart of a thriving urban area
where the city’s life and energy influence everything that happens
here. We are Kansas City’s university and we can’t wait for you to
join us! Find out more about UMKC in the About UMKC section
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