Grounds Maintenance Worker 2

University of Oregon

Eugene,  Oregon

Department Summary
Campus Planning & Facilities Maintenance (CPFM) supports a quality university experience through the operation, maintenance and cleaning of campus buildings, building-systems, utilities, equipment, and grounds. Our customers are the students, faculty, and staff of the university, campus visitors, and the employees of CPFM.

Position Summary
Responsibilities of the Grounds Maintenance Worker 2 position include primary maintenance responsibility for a designated section of campus grounds. Duties will include: perform regular inspections, maintain plants, plant beds, and irrigation systems, control weeds and litter as needed, clear leaves from campus in the fall in conjunction with the Landscape Team, routine mowing, fertilizing and care of campus turf areas using industry BMPs, edging, aeration, pest control, and repair of turf, as needed. This position will assist the Landscape Designer in constructing campus improvement projects, assist the Arborist in ground safety and clearing debris from tree maintenance projects, assist with exterior power washing or light exterior construction projects and work with other grounds keepers to complete larger tasks. In the event of any emergency, this position will respond to conditions such as snow, ice, rain, and windstorms according to the inclement weather plan. The person in the position will attend crew meetings, work planning, and training sessions.

This position interacts daily with the campus community in the course of performing work and responding to emergencies. This position does not have any budget authority. Work is reviewed regularly by the Landscape Maintenance Supervisor to ensure it is performed efficiently, safely, and meets both expectations and applicable requirements. A performance appraisal is conducted annually.

The person in this position works as a member of a team while frequently performing tasks independently. Decisions may be made about the best method and materials necessary to perform a particular task. They may also include setting priorities, assessing customer needs and responding to those needs.

Work Schedule
Monday-Friday, 6:00am-2:30pm, with flexible scheduling a possibility

Essential Personnel
This position is one of those required positions necessitating that the employee make every reasonable effort to arrive at campus at their regularly scheduled times unless otherwise notified by their supervisor or manager. Essential personnel must provide reliable and current contact information.

Minimum Requirements
• Pesticide applicator license or ability to acquire within 90 days AND
• Two years experience as a grounds keeper which included plant care; OR
• An Associate degree in Landscape Technology or Horticulture; OR
• Completion of a Landscape Certification program or license in a horticultural specialty

Professional Competencies
• Perform duties in a way that advances and supports the mission of the department and university
• Work effectively in a diverse team environment and create effective relationships for problem solving and positive interactions
• Take initiative, looking for what needs to be done and doing it
• Pay close attention to detail
• Maintain a safe and safety-conscious workplace
• Maintain a respectful workplace and model a positive and proactive attitude
• Model the highest ethical standards
• Provide superior customer service

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in turf/grass management
• Experience in arboriculture
• Experience in irrigation installation, repair or programming

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