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Gardener

University of Minnesota
United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis
February 29, 2024
Job ID
346821
Location
Twin Cities
Job Family
LR-Service/Maintenance/Labor
Full/Part Time
Full-Time
Regular/Temporary
Regular
Job Code
6041
Employee Class
Teamsters Local 320
About the Job

Teamster Promotional Period runs from March 17, 2022 - March 24, 2022

Description of Position
This position reports to the Landcare Maintenance Supervisor, and is responsible for performing landscape maintenance and landscape construction for FM Landcare on the Twin Cities Campus.

Responsibilities
Perform all aspects of turf care including pesticide application, fertilizing, aerating and mowing. Repair, maintain and adjust irrigation equipment. Plant and maintain annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, and turf. Prepare and maintain beds including planting, watering, mulching, and plant replacement. Perform snow removal using plows, power brushes, blowers, shovels, and sanding equipment. Frequent operation of landscape equipment and machinery including mowers, aerators, skid steer loaders (with attachments), weed whips, hedge trimmers, back pack blowers, chainsaws, and trucks.
Lead, direct, and train a landscape crew composed primarily of student employees in performing general gardening duties, safe equipment operating procedures, work planning, site direction, and team-building.
Other duties assigned by supervisor.

This job may be designated as essential.

The employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

Work Environment:
Work is performed outdoors. This position will be exposed to extreme weather conditions year round, and extended hours during the winter months for snow removal.
Job is year-round, 100% time Teamster Unit 3 position. The position is covered by the Teamsters Union - Union/Fair share deductions may be made. This position includes the option to participate in the U of MN benefits package. Probationary period equals 720 straight time hours.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
AA degree in horticulture, landscape gardening or closely related field and one year of experience in commercial gardening and/or grounds maintenance OR high school diploma and 3 years of relevant experience. A valid driver's license is required. A pesticide applicator's license will be required 30 days after date of hire.

Essential Qualification: Regular attendance is an essential qualification for this position.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
* Knowledge of horticultural practices, snow and ice management and experience operating landscape equipment safely.
* Ability to twist, bend, stoop, climb ladders, lift up to 50 pounds regularly, reach at and above shoulder height, squat, and kneel.
* Ability to use a computer and mobile communication device.
* Experience operating landscape machines and equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
* Ability to interact and communicate with fellow employees, management, customers, and the general public in a courteous, cooperative, and professional manner.
* Ability to maintain a positive attitude, demeanor, and public image when performing services for customers and the general public at the University.
* Experience working in a decentralized work environment.
* Ability to work in a team environment, lead and motivate part-time student employees, and prioritize landscape work.
* Strong communication, customer service, and problem-solving skills.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Diversity

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M



The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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