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Landscape Technician II

Apply now Department: 3670009200 Department of Housing & Dining
Job no: 514909
Employment type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Facilities / Grounds / Skilled Trades
Pay Grade: 04A

About This Role:

Our Facilities Management grounds team create and maintain a safe, aesthetically pleasing outdoor environment enjoyed by the K-State community.

The Landscape Technician II will observe and perform best management practices for landscape material and turf grass care by diagnosis and control of diseases, weeds, insect problems; evaluates and selects products for treatment of weeds and insects; identify monitor, assess and analyze pest types and acts to treat pests;  assist in the installation of landscape materials; assist with hardscape project installation; performs general grounds maintenance tasks; transports furniture, equipment, and materials; removes snow and ice and treats outdoor surfaces during, after and in preparation of inclement weather.   

Why Join Us:

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

Housing and Dining Services is a large, self-operated auxiliary department serving more than 4,000 students that call the K-State campus home.  This "home away from home" meets more than the basic needs of students living with us — we provide affordable, safe and engaging accommodations for our residents, while finding unique ways to support them in their academic pursuits.

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.

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires six months of relevant experience. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by a hiring manager.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prefer high school graduation/GED
  • Familiarity with grounds/pest related chemicals and their application
  • Familiarity with turf grasses and other landscape materials
  • Experience working in an institutional grounds maintenance unit
  • Familiarity with a variety of equipment and tools used in grounds maintenance
  • Ability to read, interpret and work from sketches, blueprints and specifications
  • Ability to complete concise and accurate reports and records
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with others

 Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
  • Valid driver’s license upon employment.
  • Commercial Pesticide Applicators certificate in 3A and 3B within 6 months of appointment.

How to Apply:

Please complete and submit the online application

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$12.96 - $19.43 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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