Santa Clara University
Part Year: No
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Standard Hours (hours per week):
Maintains University Grounds and Landscaping.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Must possess a general knowledge of flowers, shrubs, and trees commonly grown in California and possess the knowledge and ability to maintain plant material and turf in a neat and orderly condition. Recognizes plant diseases, pests, and general conditions of plant life and performs methods to correct such conditions including application of fertilizers and pesticides.2. Safely operates, cleans, and cares for hand and power tools, such as edger, blower, mower, chain saw, aerator, chipper, man lift, rot-o-tiller, vacuum, fork lift, hedge trimmer, and string edger.3. Possess good understanding of personal safety equipment required for each piece of equipment. Operates manual irrigation systems and performs minor irrigation repairs (including nozzle and head replacements).4. Landscaped areas, sidewalks, and parking lots are to be kept clean of debris and litter. Landscaped areas are to be kept free of weeds by means of herbicides and/or hand cultivation.5. Replaces damaged turf and plants.6. Transplants flowers, shrubs and trees.7. Installs soil amendments and header boards for new plantings.8. Makes recommendations for plant selections, maintenance methods and designs.9. Performs manual labor as required for various irrigation and landscape projects.10. Performs furniture moves and furniture deliveries, set-ups, and pick-ups for both indoor and outdoor events.
Provides Work Direction:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred.
This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Reasonable accommodations will be made to facilitate the performance of this work by persons with physical or mental impairments. This position is included in the SCU Maintenance bargaining unit. Union membership is a condition of employment.
The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Loud equipment noise.
Knowledge of relevant safety regulations required.
Frequent kneeling and bending of knees and back required.
a. Ability to follow job-related oral and written instructions in English and keep written records and perform simple computer data input.
b. Ability to perform basic mathematics.
c. Ability to lift and move moderately heavy objects, up to 65 lbs. safely.
d. Able to work at elevated heights by means of a ladder, extension ladder or man-lift.
Education and/or Experience:
a. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed recognized courses in landscape maintenance.
b. Must possess a valid California drivers license and be able to pass a physical examination for pesticide respirator use.
c. Four (4) years experience in landscape, maintenance, and demonstrated skill in tasks described above are required.
d. Works under general supervision, and also, independently, as well as with entire crew.
Salary Information: $23.32
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to https://jobs.scu.edu
About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in Californias Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus masters, Ph.D., and law degrees.
Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all masters universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is Californias oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.
Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.
Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website at http://www.scu.edu/cs/. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.
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