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The Landscape Gardener I performs journey level skilled work in support of the Grounds/Landscape area for the purpose of enhancing overall campus beautification and maintaining a safe, functional, clean, efficient and attractive living and learning environment. The incumbent performs grounds maintenance, snow and ice removal, campus cleanup, landscape installation, landscape maintenance, and operates grounds equipment in order to promote campus safety, aesthetics, and functionality. Reporting directly to the Grounds/Landscape Supervisor along with other technician I positions, the Landscape Gardner I has additional duties that include but are not limited to:
Performs all grounds maintenance, landscape maintenance and various grounds related tasks.
Performs all tasks related to installation of landscape materials.
Ensures that assigned area is clean.
Removes trash and recyclable materials from the campus grounds and landscape areas, and removes postings, graffiti, and chalk from campus public spaces.
Safely operates all grounds equipment including mowers, edgers, and all-terrain vehicles.
Monitors equipment maintenance needs to ensure proper performance.
Operates irrigation systems, identifies irrigation problems, and makes designated repairs.
Performs snow and ice removal of campus staircases and walkways.
Assists in the application of pesticides on campus plantings as needed.
Maintains pesticide application requirements through in-house and off-site pesticide training.
High School Diploma or equivalent
1-3 years of grounds and landscape maintenance experience
Valid driver's license
Ability to operate pickup trucks, tractors, skid steer loaders, all-terrain vehicles and other specialized grounds equipment
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