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Landscape Specialist II

University of Central Missouri
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 13, 2021
Position Information

Position Information

Position Title
Landscape Specialist II

Working Title
Landscape Specialist II

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 7:00am -3;30 pm
Occasional nights and weekends.

Bargaining Unit

Work Location
Warrensburg Campus

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Purpose

1. Maintain campus lawns.
2. Plant and maintain trees, shrubs, hedges, annual flower beds, and planters by pruning and trimming.
3. Remove litter, sand, dirt, and debris from assigned area.
4. Operate and/or utilize truck mounted plow, sidewalk plow, shovel, and/or ice scraper, chemical melt, or sand to remove
5. Inspect, repair, install, and perform routine maintenance of playground equipment/areas.
6. Operate computerized irrigation controller and repair irrigation system as needed.

Education & Formal Training
High school diploma or equivalent

Other Education & Formal Training

Computer Skills


1. Eighteen months’ grounds maintenance experience, to include six months experience in the proper use of horticultural chemicals and related application equipment.
2. Irrigation experience preferred.

Other Experience

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

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, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Physical abilities: mobility/strength/dexterity/balance/coordination/endurance, Sensory abilities: special vision and/or hearing requirements (specify)

Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Working knowledge of common horticultural/agricultural chemicals and their proper use.
Working knowledge of grounds maintenance and turf care.
Ability to read, comprehend, and apply manuals, labels, and written instructions.
Basic math and measuring skills to safely calculate and mix horticultural/agricultural chemicals and fertilizers.
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Ability to calibrate spray equipment and fertilizer application equipment.

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/ice removal periods, call-ins, or as scheduled.

Ability to Keyboard

Special Qualifications:

Other Special Qualifications

Missouri Certified Pesticide Applicators license (category 3) required within 6 months of hire.
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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