Performs semi-skilled gardening and grounds maintenance in caring for turf, shrubs, ground cover, flowers, and hard surfaces by using tools and power equipment.
POSITION SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITITES:
Weed shrub, ground cover, and flowerbeds. Sweep, rake, and remove leaves and trash. Prune and shape trees and shrubs for improved health. Edge and trim ground cover around buildings, walks, walls, shrubs, trees, and lamp poles.
Cultivate soil. Prepare soil for seeding or sodding turf. Renovate and aerify turf. Fertilize turf, shrubs, ground cover, flowerbeds and trees.
Mow turf using both walk behind and riding mowers.
"Finish grades" soil for landscaping and drainage.
Hand water shrubs and turf.
Apply pesticides under the supervision of a licensed pest control operator.
Work alone or in a crew to plant flowers, shrubs and trees.
Safely operate university owned vehicles and equipment.
Pour and finish concrete walks and pads. Repair and seal asphalt surfaces.
Construct and clean drains and gutters.
May operate power equipment such as: rototiller, sod cutter, soil compactor, chain saw, aerifier, verticutter, hedge trimmer, blowers, jack-hammer, mower, tractor, and edger. Cares for and maintains tools.
Assist with other crafts by excavating soils for irrigation or underground utilities.
Inspect irrigation systems on a regular basis. Perform continuous preventative maintenance on existing irrigation systems, including programming irrigation controls as needed due to weather and/or usage of facilities.
Install new irrigation systems where required and approved.
Repair and replace broken irrigation lines, and irrigation valves, both hydraulic and electrical, as needed. Modify existing irrigation systems.
Access and utilize the school dude work order system to meet customer requests in a timely fashion.
Perform other duties as assigned or requested.
Minimum 2 years two years of general experience in landscape maintenance. Experience in commercial landscape maintenance is highly desirable.
Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of equipment, tools, hedges, ground cover, and flowers grown in Southern California is desirable. Ability to diagnose the landscape conditions and make adjustments to the irrigation systems accordingly in order to fix the problem (i.e. dry spot area is observed therefore adjust system to provide more water to that area).
Demonstrated computer competency.
Be able to work weekends and overtime when required.
Perform all job functions with high attention to detail to ensure a finished product that meets university expectations.
Typically a High school diploma or vocational classes preferred. Some knowledge of natural resources, mechanical, and electrical systems preferred.
Requires valid California driver's license. Must maintain a "satisfactory" driving record as evidenced by DMV.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS (IF APPLICABLE):
Constantly required to sit, feel, use finger movement, speak clearly, hear conversation, see near and far. Frequently required to stand and walk.Occasionally required to lift, carry and push up to 50 lbs., stoop, kneel, reach high and low, use depth perception.Occasionally climb as well as work at heights.
Shift Schedule: Tuesday- Saturday, 8:30am- 5:00pm
Applicants should submit the following materials:
$16.04 - $21.25 Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state and local law. We invite all persons in the full diversity of their being, life experience, and beliefs to apply. (Visit www.lmu.edu for more information.)
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.