Grounds Maintenance Worker 2
Campus Planning & Facilities
Grounds Maintenance Worker 2
Appointment Type and Duration:
$17.01 - $25.37 per hour
Review of Applications Begins
Position closes February 1, 2022
Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply for this position, please submit an online
Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM) is a vibrant
department, which comprises five units, and approximately 270
employees: Facilities Services, Utilities & Energy, Campus
Planning, Office of Sustainability, and Design & Construction.
We plan, build, maintain, and operate the infrastructure that
supports the University of Oregon's mission of exceptional
teaching, discovery, and public service. As stewards of a physical
legacy, we enable the university community to achieve its potential
by providing a campus that is safe, clean, beautiful, inspiring,
and environmentally responsible.
Facilities Services (FS) is responsible for the management of
human, financial and material resources, the development and
implementation of programs, policies and procedures related to the
operation, maintenance, repair and minor renovation of university
buildings, grounds and infrastructure systems. These services
provide the University of Oregon community with a safe, efficient,
reliable, functional and aesthetically pleasing learning
environment in support of the University's mission and
The Exterior Landscape crew provides a quality environment for
students, staff, and community through the exterior maintenance,
landscaping, tree care, seasonal/inclement weather response, pest
removal and trash removal.
VPFA Employee Spotlight: https://vpfa.uoregon.edu/vpfa-employee-spotlight
Responsibilities of the Grounds Maintenance Worker 2 position
include primary maintenance responsibility for a designated section
of campus grounds. Duties will include: performing regular
inspections, maintaining plants, planting beds, and irrigation
systems, controlling weeds and litter as needed, clearing leaves
from campus in the fall in conjunction with the Landscape Team,
routine mowing, fertilizing and care of campus turf areas using
industry BMPs, edging, aeration, pest control, and repair of turf,
as needed. This position will assist the Landscape Designer in
constructing campus improvement projects, assist the Arborist in
ground safety and clearing debris from tree maintenance projects,
assist with exterior power washing or light exterior construction
projects and work with other grounds keepers to complete larger
tasks. In the event of any emergency, this position will respond to
conditions such as snow, ice, rain, and windstorms according to the
inclement weather plan. The person in the position will attend crew
meetings, work planning, and training sessions.
This position interacts daily with the campus community in the
course of performing work and responding to emergencies. This
position does not have any budget authority. Work is reviewed
regularly by the Landscape Maintenance Supervisor to ensure it is
performed efficiently, safely, and meets both expectations and
applicable requirements. A performance appraisal is conducted
The person in this position works as a member of a team while
frequently performing tasks independently. Decisions may be made
about the best method and materials necessary to perform a
particular task. They may also include setting priorities,
assessing customer needs and responding to those needs.
This position will require a valid driver's license and the ability
to obtain UO Driver's Certification.
Monday-Friday, 6:00am-2:30pm, with flexible scheduling a
This position is one of those required positions necessitating that
the employee make every reasonable effort to arrive at campus at
their regularly scheduled times unless otherwise notified by their
supervisor or manager. Essential personnel must provide reliable
and current contact information.
- Pesticide applicator's license may be required based on
- Two years experience as a grounds keeper which included plant
- An Associate's degree in Landscape Technology or Horticulture;
- Completion of a Landscape Certification program or license in a
- Perform duties in a way that advances and supports the mission
of the department and university.
- Work effectively in a diverse team environment and create
effective relationships for problem-solving and positive
- Take initiative, looking for what needs to be done and doing
- Pay close attention to detail.
- Maintain a safe and safety-conscious workplace.
- Maintain a respectful workplace and model a positive and
- Model the highest ethical standards.
- Provide superior customer service.
- Experience in turf/grass management.
- Experience in arboriculture.
- Experience in irrigation installation, repair or
FLSA Exempt: No
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503,
Oregon Public Employees Union.
University of Oregon students and employees are required to be
fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits
package to eligible employees, including health insurance,
retirement plans, and paid time off. For more information about
benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance
with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals
to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected
status, including veteran and disability status. The University is
committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and
employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in
connection with the application process, please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-346-5112.
UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex,
national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status,
disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity,
and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment
practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and
policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be
referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights
Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information,
related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the
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an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and
services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/528800/grounds-maintenance-worker-2