Willingness to learn and perform landscape maintenance and installation, including maintenance and installation of trees, shrubs, annual and perennial flower beds, mowing lawns and using other power equipment. Must possess good communication skills; the ability to understand and follow directions and provide feedback to supervisor; the ability to perform strenuous labor over long periods of time. Must be available to work a regular 8-hour shift between the department hours, 7:00am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday. Must be dependable, cooperative and able to work independently as well as with co-workers of varying backgrounds. Valid driver’s license and current DMV driving record meeting EHS safe driver criteria will be required for consideration (to be verified by UAA) and must be submitted at time of hire.
Temporary - Summer Grounds Labor
Assist grounds department staff with landscape maintenance, mowing & trimming, raking, sod repair, pruning, planting, fertilizing, irrigation of trees and shrubs, weed control, planting and care of annual and perennial flowers and other duties necessary to keep a clean, safe and attractive campus. Operate university vehicles, small-motorized equipment and hand tools as directed. Other responsibilities include sweeping, trash pickup, watering plant material and other landscaping maintenance duties as assigned. Required to work outside in all types of weather. Must provide your own protective clothing; i.e., rain gear, appropriate footwear. Accountable for security of assigned tools.
QUALIFICATIONS: Willingness to learn and perform landscape maintenance and installation, including maintenance and installation of trees, shrubs, annual and perennial flower beds, mowing lawns and using other power equipment. Must possess good communication skills; the ability to understand and follow directions and provide feedback to supervisor; the ability to perform strenuous labor over long periods of time. Must be available to work a regular 8-hour shift between the department hours, 7:00am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday. Must be dependable, cooperative and able to work independently as well as with co-workers of varying backgrounds. 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 driving record (no older than 30 days).
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to use many types of hand and power tools such as rakes, shovels, lawn mowers, rototillers, string trimmers, and manual irrigation sprinklers. Ability to operate vehicles and equipment such as pick-up trucks and tractors. May assist landscaping staff with interior plant maintenance including but not limited to; cleaning and transplanting of interior foliage plants. Assist grounds department staff with general duties including but not limited to; litter removal, equipment cleaning, and minor maintenance of tools and equipment.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one on one and small group situations to students, staff, and other employees of the organization.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common-sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: A valid AK Driver’s License and a DMV driving record meeting EHS safe driver criteria is required for the position and must be produced at the time of hire.
1. Possess a current, valid driver's license (probationary, court restricted, international drivers’ license, or a drivers’ permit are NOT acceptable);
2. Have at least three (3) years driving experience as a licensed driver;
3. Be in compliance with the State of Alaska’s DMV licensing and insurance requirements;
4. Attend and successfully complete a campus approved drivers’ safety course;
5. Have not been convicted within the last three years for:
- Two or more moving violations.
- Two or more at fault accidents.
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- A pattern of moving violations or reckless driving behavior which is demonstrated by the accumulation of more than five points against their drivers’ license.
Physical Demands, with or without a reasonable accommodation:
- Repetitive movement
Environmental and Hazardous Conditions:
- Close/Cramped Quarters
- Darkness/Poor Lighting
- Moving Machinery/Heavy Equipment
- Mechanical Hazards
This position is represented by the Alaska Higher Education Crafts & Trades Employees (L6070).
Pursuant to Article 1.5 of the Local 6070 Collective Bargaining Agreement, upon initial hire Local 6070 Bargaining Unit Members are probationary for the first six (6) months of work. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason.
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
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.
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.
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.
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