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Senior Landscape Technician

Company: State of Idaho
Location: Boise
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Campus Operations Senior Landscape Technician This position is eligible for reduced tuition on most college courses for the employee, their spouse, and their dependent child. Position Overview: Under direction, be responsible for specialized landscaping and grounds maintenance work at a state institution/university campus, and/or supervise and instruct a small crew in this work; operate and maintain related equipment; perform related work. Applies skills and job knowledge in area of specialization; may adapt procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet needs of area of specialization; may work on non-routine tasks; resolves issues/makes working decisions within area of specialization or responsibility with minimal supervision.60% of Time the Landscape Technician, Senior must: * This class identifies the Senior worker who has day-to-day responsibility for landscaping and grounds maintenance. * In addition to performing the Landscaping Technician duties, incumbents may train, assign work, and review the performance of subordinates. * Although the typical assignment is that of a supervisor, non-supervisory positions may be allocated to this level where the performance of a limited number of technical tasks is of primary importance. Examples of non-supervisory assignments are: * On a specific project or in a specific area, designs and implements beds and borders including recommendations for new planting, replanting and reorganizing existing plants of lawn areas, shrubbery, shade and ornamental trees, and flower beds; inspects plants, trees and shrubs for insect pests or disease and takes necessary measures for eradication; maintains records and files and submits reports as required; may develop snow removal plans. Additional Duties: Routine Landscape Maintenance: Performs routine maintenance, through manual labor and equipment operation, of campus landscape. * Litter and debris removal * Maintain safe and aesthetic hardscapes * Planting, pruning, pest management, fertilization, debris removal and other cultural practices to maintain safe and aesthetic trees * Planting, pruning, fertilization, pest management, debris removal and other cultural practices to maintain safe and aesthetic landscape beds * Seeding, sod installation, aeration, topdressing, fertilization, pest management, mowing and other related cultural practices to maintain safe and aesthetic turf * Irrigation repair and regular zone checks to insure proper irrigation of all plant material * Snow and ice removal to provide safe public access to all areas of campus Lead Work: Assists foremen in direction, coordination and implementation of landscape maintenance duties. * Interprets work instructions and determines time and sequence of operations to ensure timely completion of assigned task * Ensures a safe working environment for clients, the public and staff * Ensures compliance to standards of quality in task completion * Ensures timely communication and task completion for special requests * May supervise temporary and/or student staff on tasks and small projects Documentation: * Maintains pesticide records for accountability * Maintains fertilization records for accountability * Reviews and understands MSDS records before applying chemicals Instruction / Training: Provides instruction and training to temporary and/or student staff in landscaping techniques and standards. * Trains and instructs temporary and/or student staff in the operation of specialized equipment * Trains and instructs temporary and/or student staff in basic and advanced landscaping techniques * Trains and instructs temporary and/or student staff in proper record keeping Either six months of experience in the Idaho State service performing the duties of a Landscape Technician (formerly Grounds Maintenance Worker). Completion of a recognized course of study in landscape gardening or landscape design may be substituted for the required experience. OR One year of experience in flower gardening and general grounds maintenance work. Completion of a recognized course of study in landscape gardening or landscape design may be substituted for the required experience. OR Successful completion of a formal vocational training program in flower gardening and general grounds maintenance work such as Certified Technician in Landscape installation, irrigation, and maintenance/equipment overhaul or those operated under or similar to programs operated by State, Federal, or local agencies through school districts. OR Education: Completion of a two-year curriculum in ornamental horticulture or landscape work at the junior college or college level; OR any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by the Division of Human Resources.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities * Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. * Ability to communicate ideas and apply general rules to specific problems Certifications: * Current driver's license * Professional applicators license - to be acquired within the 6 month probationary period To perform the job successfully, the individual should demonstrate the following competencies: * Takes necessary safety precautions sufficient to be able to establish a safe work environment for self and others * Sets high standards * Attention to Detail * Achieves concrete and tangible results * Knows internal and external customer business needs and acts accordingly * Applies exceptional customer service * Good communications * Identifies problems and issues and finds effective solutions * Works as a productive member of a cohesive group toward common goals Physical Demands: The physical nature of the work may vary from day-to-day based on operational needs; however while performing the duties of this job, the employee will be regularly required to: * Have full range of mobility in upper and lower body * Be able to reach overhead * Be able to work in various positions, including, but not limited to, stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time * Be able to lift, pull and push materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks * Be able to lift 50 pounds of weight frequently throughout assigned workday Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be subject to inclement and variable weather conditions including wet, extreme heat and cold. Successful candidates must be willing to be on-call for early morning snow removal and occasional weekend and evening events. Benefits: The pay for this position begins at $15.00 per hour depending on individual experience. Boise State University has impressive Benefits and Total Rewards offerings that go past just Health Insurance. From employer paid life insurance to severely reduced tuition for employees and their family members, there are limitless reasons to join the Boise State Family. If you would like more information on everything Boise State has to offer please visit our website: * Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho: * Employee contributions: 7.16% University contributions: 11.94% * Tuition Fee Waiver: for self, spouse, and dependents * * Flexible Spending Accounts * Life Insurance * Time Off * Holidays * Sick Leave * Vacation Leave * Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Questions? Please contact Boise State Human Resources by phone at (208) 426-1553 or email at The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Most work time will be in high traffic areas requiring intensive cleaning and maintenance and may include marginally unsafe and/or unpleasant conditions. These positions involve climbing ladders, bending, stooping, lifting and carrying items weighing up to approximately 50 pounds, and standing and walking continuously throughout the shift. AA/EEO Statement - Boise State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Boise State University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. As a federal contractor, the University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. View Boise State's complete pay transparency policy statement. If you require an accommodation to complete this application, please contact Human Resources at 208-426-1616. Background Investigations - Any offer of employment at Boise State University will be contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation and may require a credit and/or motor vehicle background investigation depending on the position. Click here to view the University's full background investigations policy. Jeanne Clery Statement: Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report - The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their campuses to all job applicants. Click here to read the Boise State University Safety Report. Application assistance is available by appointment at the Human Resource Services office on Mondays & Thursdays from 2-3 PM MST. 2225 W. University Dr. Capitol Village #3 Boise, ID 83725-1265 Thank you for your interest in working at Boise State University!

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