Landscaping/Grounds Maintenance

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Classification:Maintenance Service Worker III
Grade:Facilities Maintenance M3
Work type:Crafts and Trades, Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:VCAS Facilities & Campus Svcs
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Facilities/Skilled Trades, Other

Position Summary:

Provides for campus beautification and safety by; production and care annual and perennial flowers, snow removal and a full range of other landscaping maintenance tasks. Installs and maintains landscapes , identifies and eradicates pests as necessary. Operates tools and equipment including trucks, tractors, loaders and other tools. Assists in the training and supervision of temporary workers. Year-round exposure to varying weather conditions is to be expected. Heavy lifting occasionally required. Hours and/or days of scheduled work may change depending on needs of department.


Job Duties:

Landscape maintenance and installation - Maintains and installs tree, shrubs, annual and perennial flowers, by proper application of horticulture and agriculture techniques. Representative of duties are: planning, seeding, cultivating, transplanting, planting, removal, staking, edging, mulching, fertilization, liming, irrigation, weed control, clean up, trash pickup and other services common to the industry. During spring clean-up, sweeping and power washing may warrant frequent irregular hours required for the operation. Snow removal/ice-control - Performs snow removal and ice control by proper application of snow removal and ice control techniques including but not limited to; operation of heavy and medium duty equipment including; dump trucks, loaders, bobcats, and sanders, by operation of light duty equipment including, loaders, pickups, sanders and tractors, by manual labor including shoveling, sweeping, ice chipping and application of ice melting compounds. During winter, frequent irregular hours required for snow removal and ice control. Miscellaneous - Performs housekeeping work including but not limited to; emptying trash cans, moving outdoor furniture, setting flags, cleaning equipment and shop area. Place orders for parts and supplies as needed, and make purchases in accordance with established practice. Must be dependable, cooperative and able to work independently as well as interact positively with a diverse crew, providing assistance even when under pressure.


Knowledge of basic horticultural principles - Must have basic knowledge of horticultural principles. Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience in a commercial setting in all types of landscape maintenance including but not limited to; Irrigation, ornamental tree and shrub care, greenhouse operations and procedures, interior landscaping, basic pest identification and eradication, and snow removal. Experience in equipment usage should include; trucks, tractors, loaders, lawn mowers string trimmers and tools common to the trade. Good communication skills and ability to work effectively with diverse work group are required.  Instructs and trains laborers and students in the performance of planting, transplanting, pruning, fertilization, watering, cleaning and other duties necessary to accomplish these and similar tasks. Ability to walk, lift, reach, stoop and work with fingers for an eight hour shift.


Must possess a valid driver's license. Must possess or obtain a class "B" commercial drivers license with air breaks and tanker endorsements within six months of hire. Must obtain Alaska DEC commercial pesticide license "category 4" within six months of hire.


Any combination of education and experience which clearly demonstrates the skills and abilities necessary to accomplish the essential functions of the job.

A pre-employment drug screening test will be required before final employment offer is made.

Apply online to be considered. No paper application material is accepted. This is a University of Alaska Local 6070 union represented position and is open to internal and external applicants. Current University of Alaska Local 6070 employees who meet the minimum qualifications for the posting should apply before the review date. Current University of Alaska Local 6070 employees will be provided priority employment considerations when they meet the minimum qualifications for the posted position.

Valid driver's license and current DMV driving record meeting EHS safe driver criteria will be required for consideration (to be verified by UAA).  Applicants must submit with their application packet a current record (no older than 30 days). 

Physical Requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Lifting up to 25lbs
  • Balancing
  • Climbing
  • Crouching/Stooping
  • Feeling/Handling
  • Pulling/Pushing
  • Repetitive Movement
  • Speaking
  • Walking/Running
  • Carrying
  • Crawling
  • Driving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Squatting
  • Twisting/Bending
  • Writing

Environmental and Hazardous Conditions:

  • Animals/Wildlife
  • Close/Cramped Quarters
  • Moving Machinery/Heavy Equipment
  • Noise
  • Vibration
  • Weather Extremes
  • Chemicals
  • Darkness/Poor Lighting
  • Dust/Fumes
  • Mechanical Hazards
  • Pathogens
  • Traffic

Hourly Pay: $17.64

Advertised: Alaskan Standard Time
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