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Landscape Specialist I

University of Central Missouri
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 17, 2021

Job Details

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title
Landscape Specialist I

Working Title
Landscape Specialist I

600345-Facilities - Grounds

Pay Rate



Position Number


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Completed UCM online application for employment required.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
A review will begin immediately and continue until filled.
NOTE : A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.
The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer and specifically invites applications from women, minorities, veteran status, and people with disabilities.

Working hours:

Monday-Friday 7:00 am-3:30 pm
Occasional nights and weekends

Bargaining Unit

Work Location
Warrensburg Campus

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Purpose

Maintain campus lawns, to include: Mow, edge, trim, irrigate, and fertilize campus lawns. Prepare areas and sow seed and/or lay sod. Operate lawn maintenance equipment.
Remove debris and litter from assigned areas. Under direction, maintain and install trees, shrubs, and flowerbeds. Prune, irrigate, weed, and fertilize. Remove snow and ice. Operate snow removal equipment.

Education & Formal Training
High school diploma or equivalent

Other Education & Formal Training

Computer Skills


Six (6) months experience in grounds maintenance, landscape/lawn maintenance, landscaping, or horticulture.

Other Experience

Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements of Position:
Criminal History check, Driver's license, Missouri license required

Other Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:
Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Physical abilities: mobility/strength/dexterity/balance/coordination/endurance

Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Ability to operate landscape-related equipment and vehicle-mounted snow removal equipment.
Ability to recognize disease and insect problems on landscape material and bring them to the attention of the
supervisor .
Ability to work with seeds, fertilizers, dust, grasses, and plant materials.
General working knowledge of turf care, woody ornaments, and annual flowers preferred.
Experience operating specialized grounds maintenance equipment preferred.

Specify sensory abilities:

Physical & Environmental Factors:
Excessive standing and/or walking, Exposure to extreme temperatures, Exposure to loud noises, Lifting (weight) - 50 lbs

Other Physical & Environmental Factors

Bending, twisting, stooping
Exposure to horticultural/agricultural chemicals.
Outside work in inclement weather during all seasons.

Lifting weight

Special Working Conditions:
On call/standby work required, Uniform required, Irregular work hours

Other Special Working Conditions

Irregular work hours may be required during snow and ice removal or as assigned.
Must wear protective equipment and clothing for some tasks.

Ability to Keyboard

Special Qualifications:

Other Special Qualifications

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you understand that the university requires a background check for this position and that any job offer made to the selected candidate is contingent upon the results of this check?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * International students on an F1or J1 Visa are not eligible for this position due to Visa regulations. Are you a UCM student on an F1 or J1 Visa?
    • Yes
    • No
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University of Central Missouri

The University of Central Missouri is an innovative school that offers a high-quality education while remaining one of the most affordable universities in the country.

The University of Central Missouri believes its responsibility is to enrich each student’s perspective through a cumulative experience that starts with academic rigor and integrates applied learning and servant-leadership opportunities. Our model of continuous learning allows each student to find and fulfill his or her own sense of purpose. By engaging students with multiple sources of learning and creating a dynamic environment that encourages individuals to find their passions and reach beyond themselves, UCM prepares students by giving them knowledge and experiences that broaden and deepen their education so they may flourish in a world of accelerated change.

The University of Central Missouri has two campus locations, a site office at Whiteman Air Force Base and an online presence. Both UCM campuses are centrally located in Missouri, which means you're close to just about everything.

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