Temporary UA-Seasonal Campus Gardener
Greeley, CO 
Posted 3 days ago
Job Description
Position Details
Position Title Temporary UA-Seasonal Campus Gardener
Department Finance & Administration
FTE 1.0
FLSA Non-Exempt
Job Type Temporary
Job EEO Category Service Maintenance Workers
UNC Background
Physical Demands

see job summary for physical duties, outdoor work.

Job Summary

*Operates equipment such as backhoe, skid steer, fork truck, compressor, snow removal equipment and tractors necessary to perform work related to maintenance of University grounds and landscaping.
*Performs work associate with the application of pesticide/herbicide/fertilizer under the direction of certified chemical applicator.
*Assist in the programming/operation of irrigation controllers. Monitors watering needs. Performs maintenance on irrigation system, including troubleshooting, excavation, lateral and head repair and winterization of systems.
*Performs turf maintenance activities utilizing walk behind and riding mowers, string trimmers, edger's, aeration equipment and others associated with regular maintenance.
*Occasional installation of new landscape materials including planting of grass, shrubs, and trees.
*Attend to identification and resolution of typical outdoor related repairs and upkeep such as installation of drainage systems, minor grading, storm drain cleaning, power washing, gutter cleaning, and other duties as assigned.
*Performs proper pruning of shrubs, grasses, trees, and other plants utilizing pruners, pole saws, and chainsaws. Work will include regular hand weeding, mulching and shrub bed maintenance.
*Performs activities associated with snow removal including operation of hand shovels, mechanized brooms and blades requiring 3a.m. start times to keep campus safe and operable.
*Assists mechanic as needed when performing equipment maintenance.
*Prepares grounds for special events, including tent installation, trash bin setup, staging, and bleacher setup.
*Coordinate and oversee the work of student seasonal and mowing crews on a seasonal basis.

Minimum Qualifications

*Work collaboratively in a team-based environment that focuses on skill sharing, cooperation and participation in the maintenance of a diverse, sustainable and healthy landscape for students, faculty and staff of the University of Northern Colorado.

Preferred Qualifications

*Experience in landscape maintenance, turf management, arboricultural practices, irrigation maintenance are preferred.

Organizational Location University of Northern Colorado
Posting Details
Posting Number E01118
Position Number NEW
Desired Start Date 05/01/2021
Open Date 04/08/2021
Close Date 04/22/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Application Link: https://www.unco.edu/facilities/services/landscaping-grounds/

Salary and Benefits


Sick leave accrual and retirement plan offering.

Additional Requirements and Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
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