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Candidate banks represent an ongoing need to fill certain types of positions. Applying for candidate banks makes you available for multiple opportunities during the time period specified on the candidate bank announcement. If your experience is a good match for a current opening, your resume may be referred to the hiring manager and you will be able to track your status on that particular requisition, however, your application status for the Candidate Bank will remain in "Applied/In Review" status.
If you are interested in being considered for other positions, you must apply directly for specific job announcements in addition to applying to the Candidate Bank.
Facilities Services is the large and diverse organization that operates and maintains the Seattle campus facilities, grounds, utility distribution, transportation, waste management and environmental sustainability programs, and provides engineering direction for campus construction. Our highly skilled and dedicated staff share a strong sense of stewardship and take pride in working together to support the University's teaching, research and public service programs.
Facilities Services has intermittent openings in a variety of locations for Temporary Gardeners. These individuals work under general supervision, performing skilled gardening work in the maintenance of grounds, landscapes, nurseries, and/or greenhouses.
Duties may include:
Preparing soil for planting;
Planting, transplanting, trimming, and watering plants, trees, flowers and shrubs;
Applying pesticides and herbicides to flowers and shrubs;
Seeding, mowing, irrigating, fertilizing and maintaining lawns;
Using a variety of manual tools and equipment, such as rakes, pruning shears, hand edger's, loppers, shovels, wheelbarrows and pesticide sprayers;
Operating power and motorized equipment such as weed trimmers, chain saws, backpack blowers, rototillers, light tractors, front-end loaders, small trucks, lawn mowers, sweepers, aerators, sod cutters and snow blowers;
Cleaning, servicing and making repairs to tools and equipment;
Assisting in installation and repair of lawn sprinkler system components;
Assisting in moving materials and supplies;
Performing related duties as required.
Physical ability to do required work AND one year of experience or training involving grounds maintenance, plant care, cultivation and landscape installation OR equivalent education/experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire.
Application Process: Part of the application process for this position includes the Employment Eligibility Assessment to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. If you haven't already taken this assessment, it will appear on your screen for you to complete after you select "" on this job announcement. Once you begin the assessment, it must be completed at that time. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until the assessment is complete.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.