UAA Snow and Ice Maintenance - Student Assistant C

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Classification:Student Assistant C
Grade:Student C
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:VCAS Facilities & Campus Svcs
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Other

Position Summary:

Students interested in applying for this position will perform snow removal techniques in a commercial setting. The Landscape/Turf Department is responsible for the winter operations including the snow and ice control and other duties as assigned on UAA campus. Students will need to demonstrate the following knowledge and experiences: safe use of equipment including the use of hand tools; shovels, picks, brooms, scrappers and other tools common to the trade. Good communication skills and ability to work effectively with diverse work group, the ability to walk, lifts, reach, stoop and work with fingers during the assigned shift. Must have a valid Alaska Driver's license.

Duties:

15Trash pickup - The student will consider 15 percent or more of their scheduled time over the course of the fall/winter school session to perform duties related to trash pickup and empting trash containers on campus groundsEssential
5Limited Greenhouse Operation – A student maybe asked to perform up to 5 or more percent of their scheduled time over the course of the fall/winter school session to perform the following: day-to-day operation of greenhouse duties including but not limited to cleaning, lifting, moving, and pricking out, pruning, planting, transplanting, and hardening off during spring.Essential
80Snow Removal/Ice-Control – The student will consider 80 percent of their scheduled time over the course of the fall/winter school session, performing the following manual labor: snow removal and ice control by proper application of snow removal and ice control techniques including but not limited to the use of hand tools; shovels, brooms, picks, scrapers, broadcasting sand and ice melting produces on sidewalks, entrances to building, on loading docks and on stairwells to reduce the slip and fall hazards making the pathways around campus safe for all students, faculty, staff and visiting public.Essential

Facilities and Campus Services (F&CS) is responsible for the Facilities Planning and Construction (FP&C), Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and Facilities Maintenance and Operations (FMO) for UAA including its community campuses. The primary focus of F&CS is to ensure the responsibility of these divisions to provide a safe effective environment for the students and staff of the university to study, live and work.

Students interested in applying for this position will perform snow removal techniques in a commercial setting. The Landscape/Turf Department is responsible for the winter operations including the snow and ice control and other duties as assigned on UAA campus. Students will need to demonstrate the following knowledge and experiences: safe use of equipment including the use of hand tools; shovels, picks, brooms, scrappers and other tools common to the trade. Good communication skills and ability to work effectively with diverse work group, the ability to walk, lifts, reach, stoop and work with fingers during the assigned shift. Must have a valid Alaska Driver's license.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position:

Education and/or Experiences: Any combination of education and experience which clearly demonstrates the skills and abilities necessary to accomplish the essential functions of the job.

Qualifications

The student should be a self-starter and punctual to work. The student must be able to work independently and in a diverse group setting including following instructions given by management and/or a Lead; relating in a positive manner to management and other employees; and assisting in providing a productive and safe work environment. This is a part-time position providing up to 20 hours per work week, scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours from 7:00am to 3:30pm. During Winter/Spring breaks, student work hours may increase to 40 hours per week while classes are not in session. All working schedules are subject to change as required by the university.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively with other employees of the organization and follow directions and provide feedback to supervisor.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a student to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the student is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The student frequently is required to stand and reach with hands and arms operating hand tools. The student is required to walk, sit, climb or balance, and smell. The student must regularly lift and/or move 10 to 25 pounds and on occasions lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a student will encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the student will regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions. The student is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration as well as wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is sometimes loud. The student will be exposed to varying weather conditions is to be expected including; warm to hot and humid temperatures too cold and freezing (below 15 degrees or more) temperatures under wet and dry conditions.

Valid Alaska driver's license and current DMV driving record meeting EHS safe driver criteria will be required for consideration (to be verified by UAA). Students must submit with their application packet, a current driver’s record.

Job Duties:

Snow Removal/Ice-Control – The student will consider 80 percent of their scheduled time over the course of the fall/winter school session, performing the following manual labor: snow removal and ice control by proper application of snow removal and ice control techniques including but not limited to the use of hand tools; shovels, brooms, picks, scrapers, broadcasting sand and ice melting produces on sidewalks, entrances to building, on loading docks and on stairwells to reduce the slip and fall hazards making the pathways around campus safe for all students, faculty, staff and visiting public.  

Trash pickup - The student will consider 15 percent or more of their scheduled time over the course of the fall/winter school session to perform duties related to trash pickup and empting trash containers on campus grounds

Limited Greenhouse Operation – A student maybe asked to perform up to 5 or more percent of their scheduled time over the course of the fall/winter school session to perform the following: day-to-day operation of greenhouse duties including but not limited to cleaning, lifting, moving, and pricking out, pruning, planting, transplanting, and hardening off during spring.

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