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Groundskeeper

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

Posting Number: req10390

Department: Facilities Mgmt-Operation Svcs

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Facilities Management Grounds Services department is looking for diverse career minded candidates to join our team as Groundskeepers. Grounds Services is an award winning team that cares for the beautiful University of Arizona campus, employees, and campus community. 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. Our work is done on the beautiful U of A campus holding to our core values of inclusion, compassion, determination, adaptability, exploration and integrity. We provide employees an amazing and nurturing environment, pristine tools of the trade, opportunities for training and growth, uniforms, and excellent benefits and paid days off. If you can see yourself in a job on campus, we invite you to apply.

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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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Removes litter and garbage from landscape areas; removes debris from stairs, walks and bike paths.
  • Plants shrubs, trees, ground covers, and flowers.
  • Installs sod and landscape materials such as boulders, decomposed granite, rock and mulch.
  • Prepares, plants and maintains annual flower beds.
  • Trims, prunes, and shears trees, shrubs and ground covers; rakes and removes debris.
  • Performs minor irrigation activities such as unplugging sprinkler heads and watering trees, shrubs, ground covers, flowers, and lawns.
  • Operates power tools and vehicles used in the landscape industry, such as blowers, mowers, power shears, chain saws, edgers, weed eaters, and rototiller.
  • Drives standard pickups and utility vehicles.
  • Performs minor maintenance on power equipment and vehicles.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience.
  • Valid Driver's License upon employment, and ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy..

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working for University, School District or City/State Agencies or Parks.
  • State Certified pesticide license.
  • Commercial Drivers License.
  • One year of groundskeeping experience.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Facilities, Grounds and Infrastructure

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $13.50

Compensation Type: hourly rate

Grade

2

Career Stream and Level

OC1

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: 3

Contact Information for Candidates

FM HR

Michelle Obregon

Program Coordinator

520-621-0255

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please include an updated resume showing your current and previous employment history; skills and certifications and education history or complete the Professional Experience (showing current and previous employment history), Education, and Skills/Certifications/Licenses section of the online application. Applications will not be considered without either the resume or the completed application.

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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