Utah State University

Landscaper (Irrigation)

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/12/2022 1:41 PM)
Requisition ID
2022-4575
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-Logan
Category (Portal Searching)
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Non-Exempt
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 hours per week
College
Facilities
Department
Facilities Maintenance
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

Overview

This Landscaper position will work in a team to maintain, repair, and sustain the campus-wide irrigation system and functional qualities of USU facilities. The Landscaper position will be hired at either Level I, II, or III depending on qualifications stated in the Qualifications Section.  The candidate will coordinate and assist the Irrigation Supervisor in the landscape maintenance activities and responsibilities in the irrigation system. Works in conjunction with coworkers in assuming responsibility for the landscape maintenance of the University to provide an aesthetic and safe environment for the faculty, staff, students, and guests.   

Responsibilities

  • Maintains irrigation systems of all University grounds including installation, maintenance and repair of the various pipes, valves and related equipment.
  • Assists in establishing controls on the watering schedules for all University grounds.
  • May assists in personnel issues including hiring, terminations, training, work allocation, and problem resolution.  
  • Assists in monitoring employee work schedules; making sure that appropriate staffing levels are maintained in their crew.  
  • Promote continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices. 
  • Assists in employee development by providing information and training on new work methods or procedures, safety regulations, work policies, codes, and standards.   
  • Assists manager in various duties including, but not limited to: maintenance and monitoring of various records and reports, inventory control, and purchasing supplies.  
  • Helps to ensure that customer needs and expectations are met by participating in the timely completion of work.
  • Responds to inquiries from the campus community and members of the general public.   
  • Performs snow removal, litter pick-up, leaf removal, weeding, etc. 
  • Plants shrubs, trees and flowers; prunes trees and shrubs. 
  • Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications-Landscaper I 

  • 1 year of work experience in the green industry. 

Minimum Qualifications-Landscaper II 

  • 2 years of work experience in the green industry or an associate degree in Plant Science, LAEP, or related field. 

Minimum Qualifications-Landscaper III 

  • 4 years of work experience in the green industry or an associate degree in Plant Science, LAEP, or related field, plus 2 years of work experience in the green industry, or a Bachelor’s degree in Plant Science, LAEP, or a related field. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

  • Exceptional customer service skills. 
  • Skill in effectively communicating with co-workers and customers. 
  • Ability to monitor and maintain quality control standards.  
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.  
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment. 
  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures. 
  • Basic knowledge of budget planning and resource allocation management. 
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices and techniques 
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.  
  • Skill in performing routine manual labor.  
  • Skill in reading and interpreting blueprints and diagrams. 
  • Skill in operating landscape maintenance equipment. 

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

ADA

This position requires considerable physical activity. Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position including heavy lifting and/or pushing and pulling of heavy objects. Employees must be prepared to assume uncomfortable positions, such as crawling, kneeling, and squatting.  Employees work outside and will not be protected from weather conditions, including extreme cold and extreme heat for extended periods. 

 

Employees are exposed to hazardous conditions including, noise, vibrations from machinery, moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, exposure to chemicals, elevated work spaces, such as scaffolding, and atmospheric conditions that can affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, and poor ventilation. 

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

 

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

 

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

 

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

 

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

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