Landscape Maintenance Technician

Employer
University of Idaho
Location
Idaho, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 20, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Level
Administrative
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time


University of Idaho

Landscape Maintenance Technician


Location: Moscow

Division/College: Facilities Management

Employee Category: Classified

Pay Range: $15.00 per hour or higher depending on education and experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
Under general supervision of the Campus Landscape Manager, the incumbent of this position performs daily detailed technical levels of green space and hardscape maintenance to ensure a high quality of landscape care within an assigned area of the campus landscape. The incumbent observes and promotes safe work practices and procedures and follows professional landscape maintenance standards, while safely and competently operating and performing basic maintenance on vehicles, tools, and equipment such as lawn mowers, trucks, power leaf rakes, tractors, forklifts, skid-steer loaders, tillers, shovels, wheelbarrows, string trimmers, aerators, saws, pruning devices, chainsaws, rakes and irrigations systems. Specific responsibilities include: maintaining safe, healthy and attractive shrubs, vines, and trees up to twenty feet; maintaining safe, healthy and attractive turf on lawns, recreation and athletic fields; maintaining clean, safe and attractive hardscapes; maintaining safe, healthy and attractive flowering, herbaceous and woody planting beds; supporting the Facilities Snow and Ice Removal program; applying pesticides to landscape areas, and maintaining a pesticide applicator's license; and contributing to the overall team effort.

This is an essential position that will be called upon in the event of an emergency and/or University Closure.

Benefits include:
  • A consistent/regular schedule
  • 11 Paid holidays, 12+ paid vacation days and 12 days of sick leave per year
  • Reduced-cost education opportunities
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance with employer cost-sharing
  • State of Idaho PERSI annuity retirement program



    Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School Degree or GED.
  • Experience relating to commercial/institutional landscape care.


  • Experience with: general standards involving current landscape maintenance techniques; woody and herbaceous plant care; currently accepted pruning standards; and related safety practices.
  • Experience concerning irrigation system maintenance, operation, and minor repairs.
  • Experience competently, safely, and effectively operating and maintaining landscape equipment and hand and power tools associated with landscape maintenance; performing mechanical repair and maintenance on landscape equipment; reading landscape chemical directions and labels; and mixing and applying landscape chemicals safely, competently and effectively.
  • Experience with the use a computer and various types of software for emails; work tickets, landscape research, etc.
  • Required experience with effective communication skills, good human relations skills, and a willingness to participate routinely in a team environment.



Preferred Qualifications:
  • Associates Degree or BS in Horticulture; Urban Forestry; Landscape Maintenance; or any related field.


  • 2-4 years additional experience in commercial or institutional landscape care operations.
  • Certification in operation of a variety of landscape equipment which could include: forklifts; tractors; aerial lifts; etc.

  • Ability to climb and work at various heights above ground using ladders, scaffolding or lift and bucket trucks.
  • Good knowledge of powered sprayers/pumps and other hydraulically operated equipment.
  • 2-3 years of experience competently, safely, and effectively operating and maintaining landscape equipment and hand and power tools associated with landscape maintenance; performing mechanical repair and maintenance on landscape equipment; reading landscape chemical directions and labels; and mixing and applying landscape chemicals safely, competently and effectively.




Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
  • Ability to lift, carry and/or otherwise move up to 50 pounds in a routine, repetitive manner as needed.


  • Ability to bend, stoop, crawl, twist, dig, climb, and walk on a routine basis throughout the work day.
  • Ability to work routinely on uneven and slick surfaces.
  • Occasional confined space situations.
  • Must be able to safely and competently climb ladders of various heights on a routine basis.

  • Must be able and willing to work weekends/nights for on-call and emergency service requests.
  • Must have dependable means of communication and transportation for on-call work.
  • 95% Outdoor work in inclement weather conditions year round.
  • 5% Shop, training, and other indoor tasks as needed.
  • During seasonal snow removal, extended work shifts and additional night shifts are required.
  • Must work safely in high traffic/congested pedestrian areas.
  • Must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while operating and working around various landscape equipment and performing landscape duties.




Posting Number: SP003061P

Posting Date: 10/13/2021

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
Applications will be reviewed on 10/27/2021, and at regular intervals thereafter until suitable applicants are hired.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

To apply, please visit: jobs.uidaho.edu

EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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