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Landscape Technician I

Apply now Department: 3670060080 Fac Grounds Maintenance
Job no: 503602
Work type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Facilities / Grounds / Skilled Trades

About This Role:

Join the Facilities Ground Maintenance team as a Landscape Technician I. You will be responsible for maintaining the university property and surrounding areas. The role of the Grounds Maintenance and Landscape Department is to provide a safe, functional and aesthetically pleasing exterior environment for the students, faculty and staff of Kansas State University.

This position maintains university property and surrounding areas which includes cutting grass, trimming, raking leaves, cleaning landscape areas, planting flowers and pruning trees or shrubs. You also are responsible for  maintaining driveways, parking lots and walkways by removing debris, litter, snow and ice. Also performing routine maintenance on all equipment used.

Why Join Us:

Our Grounds Maintenance and Landscape Department provides a safe, functional and aesthetically-pleasing exterior environment for the students, faculty and staff of Kansas State University. The main campus of K-State consists of 250 acres of intensely landscaped area. The Grounds Maintenance Department is responsible for the maintenance and installation of all turfgrass, shrubs, trees and annual flower beds on campus.

This position is benefits eligible: health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition assistance program, paid time off – vacation, sick and holidays.

To learn more visit: http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 years experience in grounds maintenance work
  • Knowledge of the general practices applied in the care and safe operation of a wide variety of light to medium maintenance equipment
  • Knowledge of standard safety practices
  • Ability to operate a wide variety of lighter and some heavy equipment
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge of grounds, tree and shrub care
  • Leadership skills

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
  • Moderate physical exertion is required to transport equipment associated with the position, often involving times weighing up to 50 pounds, unassisted, on a repetitive basis, daily.
  • Valid driver’s license upon employment.
  • Scooter operation license required with in the probationary period.

How to Apply:

Please submit the online application form

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until May 1, 2018

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

$10.65 - $15.45 per hour

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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