About This Role:
Join the Facilities Ground Maintenance team as a Landscape Technician II. This position is responsible for planting, watering, fertilizing, pruning, weed whipping, mowing, pulling and hoeing weeds, raking leaves, picking up trash and debris, cleaning sidewalks, mulching, and snow removal by operating various tools and equipment of the trade. Perform plumbing and electrical duties to operate, maintain, repair, and install irrigation systems on campus grounds. Hours are Monday-Friday, 7 AM-3:30 PM.
The role of the Grounds Maintenance and Landscape Department is to provide a safe, functional and aesthetically pleasing exterior environment for the students, faculty, and staff of Kansas State University.
Why Join Us:
The Division of Facilities is an action-oriented service organization within the K-State family. We plan, budget, build, operate, maintain, clean, supply and transport. We are custodians, landscapers, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, mechanics, project managers, engineers, architects, accountants, and administrative professionals — all stewards and leaders of an inspiring campus shared by many.
This position is benefits eligible: health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition assistance program, paid time off- vacation, sick and holidays.
To learn more go visit http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/
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:
Requires six months of relevant experience. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by a hiring manager. This position is covered by the Kansas Association of Public Employees (KAPE) agreement.
Skill in the use and operation of tools, machines, and equipment commonly used in plumbing and electrical work at the skilled level.
18 months of experience in performing irrigation work and institution grounds experience.
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 on insecticides and herbicides.
Six months of experience in equipment operation.
High school graduate or equivalent.
Training at a post-secondary institution in nursery management, landscape horticulture agronomy, horticulture, forestry, or plant pathology and knowledge of all phases of horticultural practices preferred.
Arborist training and experience in utilizing landscape plans and blueprint reading would be beneficial.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
Valid driver’s license upon employment and maintain it.
3A and 3B commercial pesticide applicator’s license required within the 6-month probationary period.
Considerable physical exertion is required to transport equipment associated with the position, often involving things weighing up to 75 pounds, unassisted, on a repetitive basis, daily.
Backflow Certification must be completed within the first year of employment.
Subject to on-call, standby and inclement weather response. This position is considered essential.
Responsible to know, understand, and follow safety guidelines in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations, to include K-State and Facilities policies and procedures. Responsible to comply with the safe work practices identified in the departmental Job Hazard Analysis, Personal Protective Equipment Assessment and Departmental Safety Orientation Acknowledgment form.
How to Apply:
Please submit the following documents:
Please complete an online application.
Screening of Applications Begins:
Immediately and continues until position is filled
Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:
$11.95-$17.92 per hour
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.