Student Groundskeeper

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

Position Summary:

The UAA Grounds Department is looking for hardworking and dependable students to join our team! Students will assist the crew with snow removal, ice control, greenhouse maintenance and flower production, interior plant care, and other campus beautification and safety tasks.

Duties:

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

The UAA Grounds Department is looking for hardworking and dependable students to join our team! Students will assist the crew with snow removal, ice control, greenhouse maintenance and flower production, interior plant care, and other campus beautification and safety tasks. 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 of 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. Students must have the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; the ability to write routine reports and correspondence; and the ability to speak effectively with other employees of the organization, follow directions, and provide feedback to the supervisor.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS (with or without a reasonable accommodation): 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 occasion lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

  • Balancing
  • Climbing
  • Crouching/Stooping
  • Feeling/Handling  
  • Pulling/Pushing
  • Repetitive movement
  • Speaking
  • Standing
  • Walking/Running
  • Carrying
  • Crawling
  • Driving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Squatting
  • Twisting/Bending
  • Writing

 

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 work in outside weather conditions. The student is sometimes 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.

  • Animals
  • Close/Cramped Quarters
  • Chemicals
  • Dust/Fumes
  • Moving Machinery/Heavy Equipment
  • Noise
  • Vibration
  • Weather Extremes
  • Traffic
  • Normal Office Environment

Valid 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 a copy of their driving record with their application packet (no older than 30 days). NOTICE: Students must maintain enrollment and regular attendance for a minimum of at least 6 undergraduate credit hours or 6 graduate credit hours to be exempt from FICA (Social Security and Medicare) tax. A credit hour load below the minimum required for full-time student status will require the withholding of FICA tax (non-resident aliens on an appropriate visa who meet student employment criteria will continue to be exempt from FICA regardless of credit hour load). While in a student position, a student cannot hold any other type of simultaneous employment with the university. 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

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

TYPICAL EXPERIENCE:

REQUIRED EDUCATION OR TRAINING:

Valid 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 a copy of their driving record with their application packet (no older than 30 days). 

For consideration for this position please attached the follow

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Driving Record (No older than 30 days)
  • Professional References are optional but highly encouraged.

*This is a pooled position applicants will be reviewed on an as needed basis.

 

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

At-Will:

Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

Advertised: Alaskan Daylight Time
Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time

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