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Chemical Applicator

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Facilities Management

Posting Number: req7887

Department: Facilities Mgmt-Operation Svcs

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Facilities Management Grounds Services department is looking for a Chemical Applicator to join our team. Grounds Services is an award winning team that cares for the beautiful University of Arizona campus. We are interested in applicants who are passionate about the grounds keeping trade and want to join us in keeping U of A beautiful. From planting and maintaining flowers to trimming trees, our staff ensures the clean and orderly appearance of the grounds, structures, and facilities at the University.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Employee COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

All University employees, including student workers and graduate assistants/associates, must verify that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they have been granted a religious or disability/medical accommodation.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Sets up and operates hand and power spray equipment to apply various chemicals and other designated materials including insecticides, herbicides, hormones, fertilizers, seeds and soil amendments.
  • Installs, adjusts and performs minor repairs on application equipment.
  • Maintains work area, chemical storage area and equipment in a condition that promotes good safety practices and in compliance with OSHA, State of Arizona Office of Pest Management and UofA Risk Management.
  • Assists in maintaining and updating Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for chemical usage.
  • Assists in training grounds staff in pest and weed control safety and in fertilizer use applications.
  • Maintains equipment and tools used in chemical application and sends out for service as required.
  • Instructs helpers as required in applying sprays, and other materials.
  • Performs IPM inspections scouting for pests.
  • Schedules pest and weed controls.
  • May assist in the upkeep of the grounds.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Valid State of Arizona Certified Applicators license with Turf and Ornamental certification.
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt

    Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

    Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

    Job FTE: 1

    Work Calendar: Fiscal

    Job Category: Facilities, Grounds and Infrastructure

    Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

    Rate of Pay: 14.91 -19.00 DOE

    Compensation Type: hourly rate



    Career Stream and Level


    Job Family

    Facilities Mgmt & Services

    Job Function

    Facil, Grounds, & Infra

    Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

    Number of Vacancies: 1

    Contact Information for Candidates

    Michelle Obregon
    520/621-0255 or

    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Documents Needed to Apply: Resume

    Diversity Statement

    At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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