Landscape Technician I (Temporary)

at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, United States

Job Description

Landscape Technician I (Temporary)

Department: 3670060080 Fac Grounds Maintenance
Job no: 516964
Employment type: Staff Part Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Facilities / Grounds / Skilled Trades
Pay Grade: 03A

About This Role:
Join Kansas State University's Landscape Services as a Temporary (Seasonal) Landscape Technician I, working hours that work for you. As a member of the team, you will participate in planting, watering, fertilizing, pruning, string trimming, 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. Based on availability from 6:30a-3:00p, Monday-Friday.

Why Join Us:
Our Grounds Maintenance and Landscape Department provides a safe, functional, and aesthetically pleasing exterior environment for the students, faculty, and staff of Kansas State University. The main campus of K-State consists of 250 acres of intensely landscaped area. The Grounds Maintenance Department is responsible for the maintenance and installation of all turfgrass, shrubs, trees, and annual flower beds on campus.

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.

Worksite Options:
This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

What You'll Need to Succeed:
Minimum Qualifications:

  • No minimum qualifications. This position is covered by the Kansas Association of Public Employees (KAPE) agreement.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the general practices applied in the care and safe operation of a wide variety of light to medium maintenance equipment.
  • Knowledge of standard safety practices.
  • Ability to operate a wide variety of lighter and some heavy equipment.
  • Ability to communicate, verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of grounds, tree, and shrub care.
  • Six months of experience in equipment operation. Some positions may require attainment of a commercial driver's license.
  • Basic leadership skills

Other Requirements:

  • Have and maintain a valid driver's license.

How to Apply:
Please submit the following documents:

  1. Online application

Screening of Applications Begins:
Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:
$12.71 - 14.73 per hour

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

Advertised: Apr 05, 2024
Application Closes: Open until filled

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Posted On: Apr 05, 2024

Updated On: Apr 23, 2024

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