Grounds Crew - Student position

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  • Job Number:522068
  • Classification:Student Assistant 2
  • Grade:Student Assistant 2
  • Work type:On Campus, Student Employee
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
  • School/Business unit:UAS Facility Services
  • Location:Juneau
  • Categories: Facilities/Skilled Trades, Other

Position Summary:

UAS has one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with grounds and landscaping that enhances our educational buildings, housing, pathways, and this wonderful setting in southeast Alaska. UAS dedicates planning, education and whole lot of hard work to keep our grounds and landscaping looking good. UAS Grounds is seeking student workers to help with campus maintenance. This will be a part-time position, maximum of 20 hrs per week.


100Provide for campus beautification and safety by; planting and caring for ornamental trees, shrubs, annual and perennial flowers, Lawn and hardscape maintenance, snow removal and sanding, and a full range of other landscaping maintenance tasks. Co-operates with and takes direction from Grounds Lead Person and Landscape Superintendent. Performs general labor and other semi-skilled duties when assisting tradesmen as directed. Performing all duties as assigned to maintain campus security and function. Representative duties include mowing, edging, watering, mulching, fertilization, irrigation, weed control, brush clearing, planting, landscape bed cultivation and cleanup, trash removal and other services common to the industry. Hardscape and signage maintenance: basic parking lot and roadway maintenance to include pothole repair, street sweeping, power washing, trash removal, and signage installation. SNOW SEASON WORK Snow removal/ice control: performed by snow removal and ice control techniques including, but not limited to, operation of light duty equipment such as snow blowers and manual labor including shoveling, sweeping, ice chipping and application of ice-melting compounds. Frequent irregular hours are required for snow removal and ice control. Miscellaneous: performance of housekeeping work including, but not limited to, emptying trash cans; moving furniture; setting flags; set-up and take-down for events; maintaining small equipment, cleaning equipment and shop areasEssential

The grounds division starts early so morning schedules are ideal, although reasonable accommodations are possible.

Located in the ancestral homeland of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian peoples, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is fully committed to advancing the education and research aspirations of Indigenous peoples and is committed to ongoing work toward decolonization. These efforts are reflected in our UAS programs and formal community partnerships across our three campuses and throughout all of Southeast Alaska.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Essential Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
1. Respectful, positive, and effectively work with a diverse team, the University community and the public is required.
2. Following all University policies relating to Title 9, (Sexual conduct and respect)
3. Must have the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
4. Maintenance of hourly work records
5. Observance of all safety codes
6. Ability and willingness to work outside in bad snow, wind and rain is required.
7. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
8. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
No experience
Required Education or Training:

Applicant must be a University of Alaska student, enrolled and regularly attending six (6) or more credit hours and must possess a 2.0 or better cumulative grade point average).

Salary Information:

This is a Student Assistant 2 position with a minimum pay of $11.34 per hour. A valid driver's license is required.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.

The review process for applications will begin on January 17, 2023.  To ensure consideration in the initial review, please apply by 11:55PM Alaska Time on January 16, 2023.


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.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

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

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

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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