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Salary/Rate: $2,607/mo (@ 1.0FTE)
Under the direction of the Landscape Department Coordinator, this position fills an essential role in the Landscape Maintenance Operations of the SOU Campus and Student Apartments and Family Housing (SAFH) properties. Facilities Management and Planning administers custodial services; building maintenance and alterations; utilities operations (heating and cooling); landscape services; capital construction review as it pertains to future maintenance; motor pool operations; property control and inventory; delivery services; stores operations and other support activities necessary for the benefit of administration and academic areas of the campus community. The SOU campus includes 175 acres of grounds, 140 of which are under active use and maintenance. Facilities Management maintains 21 major buildings comprising over one million square feet of building space. The department employees approximately 45 full time personnel and is responsible for approximately 9% of the total campus budget.
Minimum Classification Qualifications:
Pesticide applicator’s license may be required based on position duties; AND One year of experience as a grounds keeper; OR Two years experience in any occupation providing knowledge of horticulture and grounds keeping practices and procedures.
1 year Landscape/Construction Industry or Facilities Maintenance experience
General knowledge of landscape irrigation systems and system components; ability to install drip irrigation and sprinkler nozzles without detailed supervision.
Detailed knowledge of industry-standard landscape maintenance operations, practices, and equipment.
Must be able to utilize labor, supplies, and equipment in the efficient completion of on-demand and scheduled work tasks.
Proficient in the use of desktop computers and mobile devices, including email, web browsers, and word processors.
All Listed Duties:
Plants, prunes, and fertilizes shrubs and trees.
Applies landscape mulch to shrub beds.
Mows and edges lawns using appropriate equipment.
Overseeds, fertilizes, aerates, top-dresses, and de-thatches lawn using the appropriate technique/equipment as directed.
Identifies landscape or lawn problems (irrigation issues, pests, disease) and takes action to remedy/informs supervisor.
Applies herbicides and insecticides as directed and under the supervision of Licensed Applicators on staff.
Operates, installs, and repairs irrigation systems as directed.
Removes leaves, brush from streets, steps, sidewalks, drains, lawns, landscape areas, and parking lots using the appropriate equipment as directed.
Removes trash from all landscape areas and empties trash cans as directed.
Transports litter, plant debris, and brush to bulk materials yard.
Removes ice and snow from walkways, parking lots, and building entrances using plows, snow shovels, and other equipment as directed; applies granular and liquid de-icer as directed.,
Maintains equipment according to Department procedures
Troubleshoots and performs minor repairs on landscape maintenance equipment
Refers major repairs to the Landscape Coordinator or Landscape Supervisor,
Cleans Landscape Dept. Shop, vehicles, and equipment weekly.
Attends meetings and training seminars
Maintain work files and records as requested
Interacts with faculty, staff, students, parents, agencies and private vendors in a courteous and respectful manner
Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classification defined as “exempt” are not subject overtime -Position classifications defined as “non exempt” are subject to overtime
The person holding this position is considered a
Internal Number: 7793
About Southern Oregon University
SOU provides career-focused, comprehensive educational experiences to over 6,200 students. Along with an emphasis on student success and intellectual growth, SOU is committed to diversity, inclusion and sustainability. Theoretical and experiential learning programs provide quality, innovative experiences for students. At SOU, students build strong community connections through internships, mentorships, field studies, capstone projects, volunteer opportunities and civic engagement.