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Landscape Technician

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Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA United States

Position Title:Landscape Technician

 

Position Type:Regular

 

Salary Range:

U10 - $38.76/hour

 

Pay Frequency:Hourly

Landscape Technician

 

Job Code 6130

 

Pay Range U10

 

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: This position is tasked with the design, oversight, maintenance, and modifications to the campus landscape, hardscape, equipment, and irrigation systems throughout the 110-acre campus.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

Primary Tasks

 

Equipment Maintenance and Repair

 

• Perform minor maintenance repairs to landscape equipment including mowers, blowers, trimmers, etc.

 

• Maintain an inventory and preventive maintenance schedules for landscape equipment to ensure the safe operation of the equipment.

 

• Estimate materials and labor costs for external repairs to landscape equipment

 

• Prepare cost estimates for proposed improvements and upgrades to landscape equipment.

 

Horticulture:

 

• Knowledge of a wide range of plants that commonly grow and thrive in the California climate, including watering, feeding, pesticide applications, pruning and the ability to recognize symptoms of stress or disease.

 

• Perform the appropriate work to maintain and modify the landscaping as needed.

 

• Assist with coordinating the work of the gardeners and supplying them with materials.

 

Landscaping:

 

• Support the planning, design, and installation of landscaping and irrigation improvements.

 

• Provides backup support for routine maintenance services

 

• Inspects the quality of the landscape across the campus to help ensure standards are being met

 

• Monitors and adjusts the watering schedules in an effort to support the University’s water conservation efforts.

 

• Operates and repairs Irritrol and Calsense irrigation controllers.

 

Material Management:

 

• Specifies, selects, and oversees the use of all materials necessary to support the landscape operations, including plant support (plants and soil amendments), irrigation equipment and pesticide application.

 

• Maintains an inventory of materials to ensure resources are available to the gardeners

 

• Responsible for the cleanliness and maintenance of the landscape material bins where excess materials are stored

 

Secondary Tasks

 

• Turf Maintenance: Working knowledge of turf fields and ability to support maintenance and repairs.

 

• Irrigation Maintenance: Minor repairs to irrigation lines, valves and heads

 

• Project Support: Support project development to ensure the campus standards are being met. Must be able to read and work from blueprints and specifications.

 

• Employee Training: Schedule and host training sessions with new and veteran employees to ensure the safe use of landscape equipment. Work with manufacturer representatives to coordinate training as needed.

 

Qualifications

 

• High school diploma or GED equivalent plus 8 years of experience in landscape maintenance and demonstrated skill in tasks described above is required.

 

• Completion of a two-year course in landscape maintenance is preferred.

 

• Minor computer skills required using spreadsheets and word processing.

 

• Must be able to follow oral and written instructions in English.

 

• Possess knowledge of applicable safety procedures and regulations.

 

• Must be able to pass the State Exam for the Qualified Applicator Certificate (QAC) and maintain it for the duration of employment.

 

• Must be able to lift and move moderately heavy objects, up to 65 lb., safely.

 

• Frequent kneeling and bending of legs and back are required.

 

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

 

• Must possess a valid California driver's license.

 

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: 2 - 4 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

Contact / Additional Information

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3084864