Landscape Assistant

UNK   Kearney, NE   Full-time     Maintenance
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Posted on March 19, 2021

Brief Summary of Job Description
The Irrigation Specialist will oversee the planning and maintenance of campus irrigation systems. Also, assist in the planning and maintenance of landscaping projects and grounds maintenance on the UNK campus.

Job Duties
Daily activities require the maintenance and operation of various tools and equipment associated with commercial grounds and landscaping operations. Duties also include the proper care and maintenance of trees, shrubs, turf areas, flower beds, irrigation equipment, and hardscape. Responsibilities also include the performance of work in accordance with established safety procedures, the estimation of time and material costs on landscaping projects, the requisitioning of supplies and equipment, as well as snow and ice removal. Must be able to work independently.

Required Qualifications
High School Graduate or GED. Valid Nebraska driver’s license (within 6 months of hire). Working knowledge of equipment and job functions of a commercial landscaping and grounds operation. Good oral, writing and organizational skills. The successful candidate must complete, prior to the start of employment, post-offer employment testing to ensure they can complete the physical demands of the job and a background investigation.

Preferred Qualifications
Five years experience in the installation and maintenance of irrigation systems. Five years experience in a commercial landscaping operation. Previous experience with the maintenance and repair of equipment and vehicles associated with a commercial grounds operation. Nebraska pesticide applicator certification.

Physical Demands
Physical demands of the position are heavy lifting up to 50 pounds, walking, climbing, and bending flexibility. Must be able to work safely in varying temperature extremes since most work will occur outdoors.

Schedule M-F, 6:30am-3:00pm, 40 hours
Desired Start Date 04/23/2021