This position is responsible for the maintenance of the campus landscape including, but not limited to vegetation management, tree and shrub care, turf care, installation of new landscape and/or renovation projects, irrigation systems, service drive and parking lot maintenance, snow and ice removal and the operation and general maintenance of equipment used during ground maintenance operations.
- Perform general gardening maintenance such as raking leaves, mowing lawns, laying sod,setting irrigation pipes and sprinklers, planting trees and other landscape material using a variety of manual tools and equipment such as rakes, pruning shears, edgers, loppers, shovels, wheelbarrows, pesticide sprayers, lawn mowers, lawn sweeper. - Operate turf renovation equipment to topdress, aerify, overseed and edge athletic fields. - Manually or with self-propelled equipment, remove debris/litter, leaves, brush, snow and ice from areas such as walks, stairs, roads, ramps and parking facilities. Apply ice melter, sand and gravel as required for safety. - Use aerial lifts as elevated platform to prune and remove trees. Use power saws to trim, shape and remove dead and diseased trees and shrubs. - Operate motorized equipment such as automobiles, trucks, dump trucks, forklifts, small tractors and front-end loaders, street cleaning equipment, lawn sweepers, trailers, trenchers, turf renovation equipment, aerial lift devices, wood shipper and snow blowers. - Operate tractors for hauling snow, sand, dirt and gravel. Operate one and two-ton dump and flatbed trucks to haul snow, sand, dirt, gravel, trees, equipment and lumber. - Operate tractors for plowing snow, tilling areas, fertilizing and landscape, maintenance. - Operate large power mowers for mowing raw areas. - Operate tractors and carts with pesticide spray equipment for application of pesticides and herbicides. - Operate forklift to move benches, sandbags, parking rails, lumber, pipe and other materials. - Use jackhammer in the removal of asphalt and concrete. - Assist trades or crafts in maintenance and construction such as repairing and installing sanitary storm drains and sewers, building and repairing parking lots and sidewalks, installing light bases and protection bollards. - Work on the construction of landscape projects including the planting of trees and shrubs, hydro seeding large turf areas, installing mulch and pine bark. Also to include installing concrete landscape blocks and pavers and the conversion of raw areas into lawns including rough and fine grading. - Clean catch basins, storm sewers, roofs and gutters. - Operate power tools and equipment such as electric and gas engine-driven compressors, pneumatic tamper, jackhammer and portable pumps. - Make walkways or temporary bridges to cover flooded areas. - Repair and replace fences and signs. - Assist in activities such as removing construction debris from hob site or digging ditch for pipe. Assist in installation and repair of lawn sprinkler system components. - Build forms for walkways and planting areas. - Install sand bags in flooding situations. - Inventory and make recommendations on needed materials including small equipment, pesticides and fertilizers. - Respond to University emergency call-backs - Attend safety meetings and safety training sessions. - Other duties as assigned.
One year experience in professional landscape maintenance.
Possession of a valid WSDA Pesticide Applicators License obtained with in 6 months of employment.
Valid Washington State driver's license.
Working knowledge of plants, shrubs, and trees.
Experience using hand tools and equipment such as rakes, pruning shears, edges, loppers, shovels and wheelbarrow.
Must have physical ability to do the work, including the ability to lift 40 pounds several times per shift.
Ability to follow written and verbal instructions and communicate both orally and in writing in a clear manner.
Two years experience in professional landscape maintenance.
Experience operating chainsaws, trucks, dump trucks, small tractors and front-end loaders, street cleaning equipment, lawn sweepers, riding lawn mowers, trailers, trenchers, turf renovation equipment, wood chipper and snow blowers.
Experience using aerial lifts
Experience pruning, shaping and removing trees.
Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
Judgement: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support.
Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create environment that supports and embraces diversity.
Perform our Best: Interact daily with faculty, students, staff and others in the campus community in a professional manner. Treat others and be treated with respect; perform with integrity, honesty and professionalism; participate constructively in open communication; help to resolve issues and difficult situations in ways that reduce conflict and maintain good working relationships; improve work performance and take an active part in generating a mutually supportive environment. Recognize that diversity is an asset and value cultural, physical and professional differences.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary: $2474/month with periodic increases up to $3185/month
Working Conditions: This position may work indoors and outdoors, at times in hot/cold/noisy/dirty/wet/confined areas such as mechanical rooms, manholes and excavations, and may need to physically access work areas with the equipment and tools necessary for completion of the job. This often requires standing/crawling/bending/walking/climbing while carrying/pulling/pushing/lifting associated with equipment or tools. Occasional overtime is required and shift work may be required. May need to drive a service vehicle in congested areas.
Scheduled hours and days off may vary depending on the needs of the department. May be required to work weekends, evenings and holidays. This position is subject to unplanned overtime including emergency call back situations. Occasional travel may be required. The incumbent will work outdoors, including working in inclement weather during daylight and dark hours. Employee will be exposed to hazards typical of waste and recyclable collection, including but not limited to various debris, sharp objects, broken materials. This position is considered an essential position and availability will be required to respond to University emergencies.
Benefits : CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance, along with vacation and sick leave plans depending on employment classification. For additional information please visit: http://www.cwu.edu/hr/benefits-0
How To Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:
A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting;
Resume including work history, education, training; and
Contact information for three professional references.
Screening Begins: September 24, 2018
**Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.
Conditions of Employment
Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.
This position is part of a Washington Federation of State Employees Bargaining Unit I.
Located in historic Ellensburg, Washington, Central Washington University is a public four-year university. Home to over 10,000 students, Central has a commitment to hands-on learning and discovery, which takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Central prepares students to become well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce and offers over 150 undergraduate majors as well as graduate studies programs and research. To prepare and enable students to succeed in a global economy, Central partners with over 30 colleges and universities around the world.CWU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.