Landscape Specialist

 

Position:  Part time; Extra Labor Landscape Specialist

Starting Salary:  $11.41/hourly

Location:  Facilities Management

Deadline:  Open until filled

Hire date:  To be determined

SUMMARY:
The Landscape Specialist is responsible for landscaping and grounds maintenance activities. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:
Receives work orders and prepares work schedules, according to nature of job.
Plans and directs the location and planting of trees, plants, and shrubbery.
Oversees watering, fertilization, pruning, and pest control and disease treatment programs for trees and greenery.
Schedules equipment to be used in maintenance operations, such as mowing, patching potholes, and painting street or curb lines.
Inventories and orders supplies and equipment.
Inspects work in progress and upon completion for compliance to original plans.
Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in landscaping and grounds maintenance.
Ability to supervise the work activities of subordinate employees in landscaping and grounds maintenance.
Ability to operate grounds maintenance equipment.
Ability to maintain records and estimate landscaping and grounds maintenance needs.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of experience in landscaping, grounds maintenance, or related area, including one year in a leadership capacity.

Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.

OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS,EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
One year of Greenhouse Operation experience

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Arkansas Tech University is an AA/EOE employer committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.