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Salary/Rate: $18.11 p/hour
This position reports to the Landscape Department Coordinator, and 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 Two years experience as a grounds keeper which included plant care; OR An Associate's degree in Landscape Technology or Horticulture; OR Completion of a Landscape Certification program or license in a horticultural specialty.
Irrigation Association Certifications, including CLIA, CID, or CIC highly valued.
Landscape/Building Industry certificates, licenses, work experience, and/or classwork completed.
Trades/Technical School Degree or Associate Degree in a related field.
Public Pesticide Applicator License through the Oregon Dept. of Agriculture. Must have the license category
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.