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Landscape Technician Lead

Apply now Department: 3670060080 Fac Grounds Maintenance
Job no: 514197
Employment type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Facilities / Grounds / Skilled Trades
Pay Grade: 05A

About This Role:

The Lead Landscape Technician position will provide horticulture knowledge for the completion of Grounds tasks, assistance in general Grounds maintenance, and leading other tech II’s in their general duties.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.   To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires 4 to 6 years of relevant experience. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by a hiring manager.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to write concise, meaningful reports.
  • Perform mathematical computations necessary to make accurate estimates for supplies such as fertilizer, grass seed, flowers and chemicals.
  • Knowledge, and ability to use soil testing equipment.
  • Ability to read and make recommendations from soil test results.
  • Thorough knowledge of plant materials and accepted horticulture practices.
  • Knowledge of methods, practices, techniques, and tools used in the planting and care of trees, shrubs, grasses, and plants.
  • Knowledge of the hazards, proper use and effects insecticides and herbicides.
  • Six months experience in equipment operation.
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Training at a post-secondary institution in nursery management or landscape.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Online application
  2. resume

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until filled.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$13.97 - $17.46 per hour

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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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