Gardener II

Washburn University
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 5, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Position Title

Gardener II

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Position Summary

The Gardener II position for the Athletics Department is responsible for providing landscaping services, sports turf and athletic field maintenance for the University.

Employees are expected to use equipment per manufacturer and University standards, operate tractors and hand tools safely, and comply with University and OSHA policies and regulations.

Essential Job Functions of Position

New employees are required to complete safety training within six months of employment.

Work assignments for this position may include any or all of the following plus other duties as assigned.

Spray painting lines for athletic events.
Light cleaning of athletic venues.
Unlocking and locking up athletic facilities.
Grade and backfill trenches and holes.
Drag, sweep and brush athletic playing surfaces.
Operate grounds equipment.
Snow removal duties as assigned.
Provide service support for athletic events.

Non-Essential Job Functions of Position

Education and Experience

• High school diploma, GED, or equivalent
• Stable/Continuous work history
• Three years of experience in landscaping, sports turf maintenance, or related field.
• Experience in horticultural chemical application.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

• Knowledge of the principles and practices of landscape architecture.
• Knowledge of the installation and maintenance of lawn sprinkler systems.
• Knowledge of the appropriate use of lawn and landscape equipment.
• Knowledge of the principles in synthetic turf maintenance.
• Knowledge of the practices followed in the care, routine maintenance and safe operation of trucks, tractors, mowers and other light to heavy-duty equipment.
• Ability to prepare plans, specifications, and estimates for less complex landscaping projects.
• Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
• Ability to move and/or maneuver materials weighing up to 80 pounds.
• Ability to work from a ladder and lift.
• Understanding of water treatment for water features and ponds.

Licenses, Certifications & Registrations

Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record under University standards.
Acquire within 60 days of hire forklift operator license provided by the University and maintain.
Preferred: State certification in pesticide application, or ability to obtain certification within one year

Additional Requirements (e.g. Physical Demands)

• Required to work in extreme weather conditions and exposed to chemicals used in landscaping
• Ability to lift, move and maneuver materials weighing as much as 80 pounds
• Some evenings and weekends are required to cover athletic events
• Ability to work from a ladder or lift and work involving lawnmowers and other hazardous tools and equipment.

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Work Schedule

Monday - 8am to 4:30 PM, Tuesday - 8am to 4:30 PM, Wednesday - 8am to 4:30 PM, Thursday - 8am to 4:30 PM, Friday - 8am to 4:30 PM, Other - Some nights and weekends



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EEO Statement

Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.

Washburn University is an EOE . Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How many years of experience in landscaping, sports turf maintenance, or a related field do you have?
    • None
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1-2 years
    • 3 years
    • 3-5 years
    • more than 5 years
    • more than 10 years
  3. * Do you have experience in horticultural chemical application?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you capable of lifting and maneuvering materials weighing as much as 80 pounds?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have the ability to work from a ladder and/or a lift?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have a valid driver's license? (A valid license is required for this position and a motor vehicle report will be conducted to verify the validity of your license.)
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Are you willing to work some evenings and weekends?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply
Required DocumentsOptional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Certificate(s)
  4. Professional License

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