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Grounds & Nursery Services Specialist 2
Cheney, Washington
Posted Apr 10, 2014 by Eastern Washington University
Category: Facilities Management

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Working Title: Grounds & Nursery Services Specialist 2

Job Summary/Essential Functions: Eastern Washington University is seeking a skilled and team-oriented Grounds and Nursery Services Specialist 2. This position performs skilled grounds/gardening work in the development, care and maintenance of the University grounds, nursery, and greenhouse; operates grounds equipment and perform skilled grounds maintenance under minimum supervision.

On top of salary, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability insurance and retirement. In addition, EWU offers generous vacation and sick leave accruals, 10 paid holidays per year and fringe benefits, such as tuition waiver for employees, discounted EWU event and sports tickets and free transportation through STA buses.

Conditions of Employment: This position requires continuous walking and maintaining of stamina during workday. Frequent sitting, standing, bending over, reaching overhead, pushing or pulling, repetitive use of hands/arms, repetitive use of legs, lifting of up to 50 pounds, carrying of up to 50 pounds, eye/hand coordination. Successful candidate must be able to pass a pre-placement physical.

This position works continuously outside. The work environment varies in temperature between very hot, and very cold. This position works in high places in an environment that can be dry, wet, dirty and/or dusty.

This position will be required to secure a Washington State Department of Agriculture Public Pesticide Operators license in the following categories: Laws & Safety, Ornamental Insects & Diseases, Ornamental Weeds within six months of hire.

This position requires a valid driver's license.

This position, during the course of university employment, will be involved in the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults, or children under the age of 18, and will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value. Successful applicant will be required to pass a background check.

This is an agency shop position.

Screening to Begin: 04-24-2014

Special Instructions to Applicants:

1. Attach a detailed cover letter in which you explain how you meet each of the required minimum qualifications and preferred qualifications, if applicable. It is preferred that you provide that information in a bulleted list or within a table within your cover letter.

2. Attach a chronological resume including work experience, education, and applicable certifications.

3. Complete the online application form and respond to the online questions.

Please make sure to describe all of your licenses and experiences fully in the Landscape Maintenance profession. This would include equipment that you are proficient operating, types of plantings you have maintained, sports feild maintenance, chemical applications and customer services experiences.

% Full Time: 100

Term of Appointment: 12 months

Work Schedule: 6:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Minimum Qualifications:

Physical ability to do required work.

AND

One year of experience or training involving grounds maintenance, plant care, cultivation and landscape installation.

Specific Position Requirements:

High school diploma or GED

Valid driver's license

This position will be required to secure a Washington State Department of Agriculture Public Pesticide Operators license in the following categories: Laws & Safety, Ornamental Insects & Diseases, Ornamental Weeds within six months of hire.

Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency and/or diversity.

Pre-Placement Physical: Yes

Hearing Test: Yes

Medical Monitoring Post Hire: No

Protective Equipment: Eye protection, hearing protection, gloves, hard hat, chain saw chaps, tyvek, cold weather clothing

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