Seasonal Grounds & Landscaping

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  • Job Number:519865
  • Classification:Maintenance Service Worker I
  • Grade:Facilities Maintenance M1
  • Work type:Crafts and Trades, On Campus, Temporary
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
  • School/Business unit:Physical Plant
  • Location:Juneau
  • Categories: Facilities/Skilled Trades, Other

Position Summary:

Do you enjoy working outdoors? Do you want to grow your skill set or explore and interest in horticulture, landscape equipment operation, tree care, and invasive species management? Join UAS Facilities Services Grounds Crew and help maintain a clean, safe and attractive campus for our community. This is a full time (Monday-Friday) 6:30am-3:30pm, seasonal position. Hourly pay between $14.64 and $18.19, DOE.


100Maintain lawns, shrubs, flowerbeds, start winter prep work; operate grounds equipment and machinery.Essential

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:

MSW1 General Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Willingness to learn and perform landscape maintenance & installation, including maintenance and installation of trees, shrubs, annual and perennial flower beds, mowing lawns and using other power equipment.

MSW2 General Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Experience with maintenance and installation of trees, shrubs, and annual and perennial flower beds; experience operating landscape equipment (mowers, toolcats, tractors, skid steers, small tanker trucks) and using hand tools. Experience with sign maintenance and minor asphalt repair.

Combined Knowledge/Skills/Abilities for all positions:

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 promote a culture of safety. Must be available to work a regular 8-hour shift between the department hours, 6:30am-3:30pm, Monday through Friday. Must be dependable, cooperative and able to work independently as well as with co-workers of varying backgrounds.

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to work in a group setting including following instructions given by a Lead or Supervisor; relating in a positive manner to management and other employees; and assisting in providing a productive and safe work environment. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


No previous experience is necessary. However, previous groundskeeper experience is preferred. Must have a valid driver's license.

  • Animals/Wildlife
  • Close/Cramped Quarters
  • Chemicals
  • Dust/Fumes
  • Electrical & Mechanical Hazards
  • Moving Machinery/Heavy Equipment

up to 50 lbs


This position is represented by the Alaska Higher Education Crafts & Trades Employees (L6070).


Current University of Alaska Local 6070 employees will be provided priority employment considerations for the first 5 days, when they meet the minimum qualifications for the posted position.  Current University of Alaska Local 6070 employees who meet the minimum qualifications for the posting should apply before the review date.  However, there is no requirement to be a Bargaining Unit Member in order to apply.  

  • If an adequate pool of applicants is not received at that time, applications will be reviewed by date received until the position is filled.

  • This recruitment is Open Until Filled and successful submission of an application does not guarantee employment.


Salary Information: MSW1 /Step 1 $14.64/ hour | MSW2 /Step 1 $16.48/hour  (See Article 9.2 in the L6070 Collective Bargaining Agreement, Wage Grade Schedule - ).

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Applications will be reviewed upon receipt until this recruitment is filled. Please submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for thre (3) professional references.

L6070- At-Will:

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:

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 Andie Scharen, HR Coordinator, UAS Facilities Services, at or (907) 796-6144.

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Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time

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