The Landscape Services department in Facilities is currently accepting applications for a Landscape Tech I. Under limited supervision, provides advanced proficiency and skills regarding a wide array of technical landscape functions to ensure that University grounds remain in pristine condition.
Performs a variety of technical landscape-related duties on University grounds to include fertilizer application, herbicide, and pre-emergent application, tree care, proper plant placement, and annual bed installation, erosion and grading control, skilled pruning of trees, plants, and shrubbery, and seasonal color maintenance. Safely operates heavy equipment including tractors, backhoes, sweepers, and forklifts. Operates task utility vehicles, dump trucks, and utility tractors with front mount attachments and PTO implement to accomplish work. Identifies plant disease, pests, drought stress, and other plant needs. Recommends and applies appropriate treatments. Recognizes and corrects any aesthetic-related issues. Troubleshoots and performs minor repairs on irrigation systems and provides maintenance for water features. Maintains records of work orders, activities, time, and scheduling. Provides quality control by inspecting plant care, worksites, and workmanship. Provides debris removal with motorized street sweeping and cleaning equipment, all-terrain litter vehicles, and other cleaning and litter control equipment to maintain University grounds, streets, and parking lots. Mows grass through the use of specialized, rotary, reel, push, and riding mowers. Maintains University grounds through weed pulling, plant watering, pine straw/mulch installation, sod installation, and the use of various hand and power tools. Maintains, cleans, and performs basic repairs for hand and power tools and equipment. May be responsible for meeting and maintaining training and certification requirements as outlined by the applicable department’s training and credentialing requirements. Provides mentorship and training to Groundskeeper I and II’s. Performs other related duties as assigned.