Full Time; Career Starting Salary Range: $19.13 - $19.89/hour. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
Incumbent will follow oral and written instructions in the performance of landscape maintenance functions for assigned campus areas. This includes horticultural work, hardscape cleaning, trash and recycling collection, safety checks, vegetation control, erosion control, pest management, and drainage maintenance. The position performs a variety of grounds tasks supporting the stewardship of campus lands including the maintenance, restoration and repairs in developed landscapes, transition zones and undeveloped areas. The position may perform light landscape construction functions at various locations on campus as requested by supervision. This position may oversee maintenance activities performed by student assistants as needed.
Must possess a valid license to drive in the state of California.
Ability to bend stoop and perform duties requiring physical agility and strength.
Ability to successfully work with and around a variety of fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides.
Ability to perform vertebrate pest control such as trapping, baiting, or other types of rodent control.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions specified in English.
Experience and/or skills in using hand or power tools and equipment such as power mowers, power edger, string trimmers, power blowers, rakes, hoes, etc., including the ability to perform minor repairs and modifications to tools and equipment.
Knowledge of the names, characteristics, and use of trees, shrubs and flowers.
Knowledge and proper use of gardening tools and equipment.
Knowledge and experience with proper planting and propagation techniques, pruning techniques, characteristics of fertilizers, variety of soil structures, soil amendments and conditioners and the effects of environment on plant health.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 11-08-2017
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (http://jobs.ucsc.edu ) on or before the initial review date. Computers are available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources office located at 1201 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz. For further information or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired is encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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