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Gardener

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Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA United States

Position Title:Gardener

 

Position Type:Regular

 

Salary Range:

U06 $27.65/hour

 

Pay Frequency:Hourly

Gardener

 

Job Code 6060

 

Pay Range 06

 

Non-exempt

 

The Operations division is a team that is tasked with providing an exceptional campus environment to the faculty, staff, students, and visitors of SCU. We are successful as a team when we:

 

• Put the needs of our customers first

• Constantly improve and innovate the way we conduct business

• Construct a positive work environment that allows our team to work together and thrive

 

We focus on our customers by emphasizing availability and providing professional, dependable service. We innovate and improve our business through performance analysis, leveraging technology, and employee training. Finally, we construct a positive work environment by emphasizing the importance of teamwork and communication. We expect all members of our team, new and veteran alike, to advance the ultimate goal of providing an exceptional campus environment by succeeding in these three critical areas.

 

Purpose of Position: Maintains University Grounds and Landscaping

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

• Must possess a general knowledge of flowers, shrubs, and trees commonly grown in

• California and possess the knowledge and ability to maintain plant material and turf in a neat and orderly condition.

• Recognizes plant diseases, pests, and general conditions of plant life and performs methods to correct such conditions including the application of fertilizers and pesticides.

• Safely operates, cleans, and cares for hand and power tools, such as edger, blower, mower, chain saw, aerator, chipper, man lift, rot-o-tiller, vacuum, fork lift, hedge trimmer, and string edger.

• Possess a good understanding of the personal safety equipment required for each piece of equipment.

• Operates manual irrigation systems and performs minor irrigation repairs (including nozzle and head replacements).

• Landscaped areas, sidewalks, and parking lots are to be kept clean of debris and litter.

• Landscaped areas are to be kept free of weeds by means of herbicides and/or hand cultivation.

• Replaces damaged turf and plants.

• Transplants flowers, shrubs and trees.

• Installs soil amendments and header boards for new plantings.

• Makes recommendations for plant selections, maintenance methods and designs.

• Performs manual labor as required for various irrigation and landscape projects.

• Performs furniture moves and furniture deliveries, set-ups, and pick-ups for both indoor and outdoor events.

 

Qualifications:

 

• Four (4) years of experience in landscape, maintenance, and demonstrated skill in tasks described above are required.

• Must possess a valid California driver’s license

• be able to pass a physical examination for pesticide respirator use.

• Preference will be given to applicants who have completed recognized courses in landscape maintenance.

• Works under general supervision, and also, independently, as well as with entire crew

• Ability to follow job-related oral and written instructions in English and keep written records and perform simple computer data input.

• Ability to perform basic mathematics.

• Knowledge of relevant safety regulations is required.

• Ability to lift and move moderately heavy objects, up to 65 lbs. safely.

• Frequent kneeling and bending of knees and back is required.

• Able to work at elevated heights by means of a ladder, extension ladder or man-lift.

 

Reasonable accommodations will be made to facilitate the performance of this work by persons with physical or mental impairments. This position is included in the SCU Maintenance bargaining unit. Union membership is a condition of employment.

EEO Statement

?Equal Opportunity/Notice of Nondiscrimination

 

Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and California State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For a complete copy of Santa Clara University’s equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, see https://www.scu.edu/title-ix/policies-reports/

 

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

 

Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender, and prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. The Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is Jenna Elliott, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 408-551-3043, jrelliot@scu.edu, , http://www.scu.edu/title-ix. Inquiries can also be made to the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

 

Clery Notice of Availability

 

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services https://university-operations.scu.edu/campus-safety/crime-reporting/. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

 

Americans with Disabilities Act

 

Santa Clara University affirms its' commitment to employ qualified individuals with disabilities within the workplace and to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. All applicants desiring an accommodation should contact the https://www.scu.edu/phonebook/Department-of-Human-Resources, and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at iahluwalia@scu.edu.

 

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services https://university-operations.scu.edu/campus-safety/crime-reporting/. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.


Requirements

  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: High School or Equivalent
  • Work Experience: 4 - 6 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

Contact / Additional Information

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3084865