Utah State University

Landscaper Lead

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/28/2022 1:45 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 Hours per week
Auxiliary Enterprises
Housing Services
Advertised Salary
$40,000 - $45,000 annually DOE


Performs installation, repair, and maintain of the landscaping and grounds, train and supervise personnel, manage the daily activities of the landscaping department, and ensure customer satisfaction around USU Housing facilities.


  • Oversees day to day activities of landscape/grounds keeping employees with an emphasis on "hands on" education in best horticultural & arboricultural practices
  • Assists in personnel issues, including hiring, termination, performance evaluations, training, work allocation, and problem resolution.
  • Assists in management of budgets.
  • Assists in monitoring employee work schedules.
  • Maintains appropriate staffing levels.
  • Enforces proper care and safe use of the equipment and supplies.
  • Purchases landscaping supplies to include equipment, plant material, tools, fertilizers, pesticide and related landscape materials.
  • Trains and supervises the landscape/grounds keeping staff to maintain an orderly, safe, and efficient grounds operation.
  • Promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  • Assists supervisor in various duties, including maintenance and monitoring of various records and reports, inventory control, and purchasing supplies.
  • Ensures customers' needs and expectations are met by participating in the timely completion of work and responding to inquiries from the Housing community and the public.
  • Maintains irrigation systems of all Housing grounds including installation and maintenance and repair of pipes, valves and related equipment.
  • Manages the watering schedules for all Housing grounds.
  • Performs snow removal, litter pick-up, leaf removal, weeding, etc.


  • Six years of experience in the green industry; or an associate degree/technical training in a related field plus four years of experience; or a bachelor's degree in a related field plus two years of experience is required.
  • Ability to direct employees to achieve desired results.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices, and techniques.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints.
  • Knowledge of digging permits.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Knowledge of applicable safety procedures.
  • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgements on sensitive and confidential issues.
  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and services ordering and inventory control.
  • Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Skilled in records maintenance.
  • Knowledge of differing flowers and plants.
  • Ability to design landscape renovations.
  • Ability to diagnose plant conditions and cultural needs and recommend treatment options.
  • Knowledge of pesticides.
  • Knowledge of irrigation equipment and methods.
  • Knowledge of soil types, slope, and drainage.
  • Knowledge of turf and grounds maintenance.

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

$40,000 - $45,000 annually DOE


The environment and physical requirements may change depending on the specific function of the work each department performs. Incumbents may be in both indoor and outdoor environments. Indoors, in an office space, event space, or public space are protected from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes. Incumbents may nearly continuously sit and often use repetitive hand motion (such as typing).


Outdoors, incumbents may not be protected from weather conditions and may be exposed to extreme heat and extreme cold. Additionally, indoor or outdoor work environments may include being confined or in narrow spaces for periods of time. The incumbent may also be exposed to loud noises or vibrations from equipment, and conditions that may affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, and poor ventilation. Bending, crawling, and crouching may be required. Incumbents may be required to lift, push, and/or pull objects up to 50 pounds and be required to walk and/or stand for long periods of time.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


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.


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.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

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


*Updated 08/2022


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