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Job ID: 131529

Journey Level Gardener
University of San Francisco

Date Posted Oct. 15, 2019
Title Journey Level Gardener
University University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Job Title:
Journey Level Gardener

Job Summary:
The journey level gardener, under the supervision of the Landscape Superintendent, performs skilled and varied landscape gardening for the on-going creation of a safe, engaging, environmentally responsible, and beautiful outdoor campus.

Full Job Description:

Position Responsibilities:

  • General grounds-keeping maintenance to lawns, shrubs, trees, bedding plants, hardscape exterior surfaces, and playing fields (natural and synthetic) including but not limited to mowing, pruning, dead-heading, litter abatement, and weeding
  • Responsible and safe application of fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides, including maintaining appropriate education levels and certifcations as necessary or required
  • Use, care, and maintenance of manual and power equipement including but not limited to tractors, mowers, clippers, edgers, and blowers
  • Renewal of planted and hardscape landscape as directed including but not limited to site preparation, planting, transplanting, soil amending, and mulching
  • Safe and responsible operation of vehicles in the execution of daily duties amid a densly crowded campus to transport materials, equipment, and fellow gardeners
  • Inspection, maintenance, and repair of campus irrigation systems and replacement as directed
  • Implementation of landscape designs from plans or as directed for new spaces created as a result of construction
  • Daily exercise of observation toward outdoor campus safety, reporting trip hazards, inadequate lighting conditions, and any other safety or hazard potential


  • High School graduation supplemented by at least two years of experience in gardening and landscape maintenance work; or equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Knowledge of common trees, plants, plant culture, turf maintenance and pest control maintenance and methods
  • Abilitiy to perform mechanical maintenance on equipment
  • Knowledge of irrigation systems and ability to perform repairs and maintenance
  • Must possess the physical characteristics to perform the duties of the job including sufficient strength to lift 60 pounds
  • Must be willing to work weekends and overtime based on university needs, such as, but not limited to: Opening Weekend, Graduations, meeting project deadlines
  • Must be willing to work in all varieties of weather conditions
  • Must be willing to work in an environment where noxious plants, herbicides, and pesticides may be present
  • Must be willing to obtain a California Certified Applicator's License if directed
  • Valid California driving license and satisactory driving record required

Full time

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The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the worlds most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco's first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a students passion for social justice and a desire to Change the World From Here. For more information, visit


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