The Grounds Services Technician contributes to the overall appearance and condition of the university's grounds, buildings, academic, and office spaces. It also assists in maintaining the university facilities in good working order and creating an overall pleasant working, teaching, and learning environment. This position will support the associated grounds and landscaping requirements due to the development of expanded highly maintained landscaped areas of campus. Maintenance includes herbicide, fungicide, insecticide, and fertilization treatments which requires basic knowledge of materials, elemental horticulture, and the skill to fulfill these duties; litter control, weed control, trimming of undergrowth and pruning of trees, rip rap and erosion repair, upkeep of drainage structures and snow and ice removal along walkways and steps.
Minimum Experience / Education:
Graduation from high school, or completion of its equivalency, and two (2) years of related grounds experience.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
1.High school diploma or GED equivalency. 2.Two years' experience in progressive grounds/landscape maintenance fieldwork. 3.One year experience in horticulture, design, turf grass, or landscape construction experience and training. 4.Experience in coordinating, and overseeing the installation and maintenance of landscaped areas; transplant, mulch, fertilize and water plants, trees, shrubs and lawns. 5.Knowledge in mixing, applying and transporting chemicals and similar products. 6.Experience in coordinating and scheduling grounds maintenance work, and ability to act as lead worker on assigned tasks and grounds maintenance projects. 7.Experience in operating machines and equipment such as trucks, tractors, and other gardening and grounds maintenance type equipment. 8.Knowledge of irrigation methods and systems. 9.Ability to effectively communicate the English language (reading, writing, interpretation and comprehension) required. 10.Effective skills in verbal, written and interpersonal communications. 11.Computer literate and knowledge and skill with Google Chrome, Microsoft Word and Excel, and willingness to learn new programs. 12.Ability to effectively work/interact with persons from different backgrounds and cultures. 13.Ability to foster and create an atmosphere of teamwork. 14.Selected candidate must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.