Utah State University

Landscaper I, II, or III

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(4/28/2023 5:46 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
Facilities Utility Systems
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Landscaper position is responsible to provide direction and technical skills, as a member of the LOAM team, to maintain an aesthetic and safe exterior environment at Utah State University. The position coordinates the landscape maintenance activities and responsibilities in an assigned area. The position also assists the Manager in planning, customer service, and other duties as needed.  This position will be hired at Level I, II, or III based upon qualifications and duties assigned. 


  • Oversees a specific area on campus or specialty maintenance crew. One of the available vacancies will oversee the Mowing Crew.    
  • Assists in personnel issues including hiring, terminations, performance evaluations, training, work allocation, and problem resolution. 
  • Assists in management of budgets by following established guidelines; assists in the prioritization of expenditures and the preparation of capital and operations budgets. 
  • Assists in monitoring employee work schedules; making sure that appropriate staffing levels are maintained.  
  • Enforces proper care and safe use of the equipment and supplies; promotes 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. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • For Landscaper I: 
    • One year of work experience in the green industry. 
  • For Landscaper II: 
    • Two years of work experience in the green industry, OR an associate degree in Plant Science, LAEP, or related field. 
  • For Landscaper III: 
    • Four years of work experience in the green industry, OR an associate degree in Plant Science, LAEP, or related field plus two 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


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 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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