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Gardener (Seasonal)

University of Oklahoma
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Facilities Management
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Organization: Landscape
& Grounds

Job Location: Oklahoma-Norman-Norman Campus


Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 6:00am - 2:30pm, work time may shift due to weather

Work Type: Onsite

Salary Range: Targeted $14.04 per hour, based on experience

Benefits Provided: No

Required Attachments: None

Job Description


Performs landscape duties involving strenuous physical activity. Tasks are precisely defined and are specified either verbally or in writing.

NOTE: This position is a temporary seasonal role, looking for Gardeners from April through September. The earliest available start date for this position is April 1, 2024.


  • Participates in routine grounds maintenance functions.
  • Performs varied work such as loading and unloading trucks, cleaning work areas, digging ditches, spreading sand, dirt, and asphalt, etc.
  • Hand-waters and irrigates turf areas, hedges, and flower and shrub beds.
  • Uses power mowing equipment to cut grass.
  • Applies pesticides and fertilizers.
  • Ensures that the assigned equipment being used is working at all times. Refills fuel and cleans equipment daily.
  • Performs minor maintenance on equipment and hand tools. Reports equipment problems or failures.
  • Moves and cuts tree limbs with a chain saw or runs through a chipper. Maintains records on tree maintenance activities and equipment usage.
  • May plant, mulch, cultivate and weed flowers, shrubs and hedges.
  • May use hand-cutting tools to trim grass, edging, curbs, trees and weeds.
  • Performs related duties as needed to successfully fulfill the functions of the position.

Job Requirements


Required Education: None

Required Experience: None


  • Ability to communicate verbally or in writing
  • Basic math skills
  • Ability to accurately read and understand written materials and instructions
  • Ability to operate lawn equipment


  • Valid Oklahoma Driver's License in order to drive University vehicles or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire date

Advertised Physical/Environmental Requirements:

  • Physical: Exposure to physically demanding tasks such as heavy lifting of 100 pounds or more.

  • Environmental: Exposure to extreme temperature changes. Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions including in the heat and cold. Some overtime, including nights, weekends, and holidays may be required. Frequent exposure to chemicals or other hazardous materials. May be designated as an essential position during emergency closures. May be required to remain on campus overnight during weather or other emergencies.

Departmental Preferences:

  • Landscaping experience

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit

Why You Belong at the University of Oklahoma: The University of Oklahoma fosters an inclusive culture of respect and civility, belonging, and access, which are essential to our collective pursuit of excellence and our determination to change lives. The unique talents, perspectives, and experiences of our community enrich the learning, and working environment at OU, inspiring us to harness our innovation, creativity, and collaboration for the advancement of people everywhere.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.

Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?: Yes

Special Indications: None

Job Posting: Jul 9, 2024
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