This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Grounds Maintenance Specialist position for OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon. The Grounds Maintenance Specialist is responsible for landscape/maintenance program planning and execution at the OSU-Cascades campus in Bend, Oregon. OSU-Cascades operates on a 10-acre main campus at 1500 SW Chandler Ave with one outlying facility, the Graduate and Research Center at 650 SW Columbia Ave. With future expansion already programmed for the main campus, this is an excellent opportunity to join a growing team and shape Oregon's newest university campus.
The Grounds Maintenance Specialist is responsible for landscape/maintenance program planning and performing a variety of tasks to maintain exterior spaces at OSU-Cascades' facilities. Duties include landscaping, basic horticultural work, snow removal, maintenance of storm water systems and other maintenance tasks. The Grounds Maintenance Specialist also serves as a backup to the custodial staff on a limited basis, to cover for vacation and sick leave of the regular custodial crew. During snow removal operations, the Grounds Maintenance Specialist is responsible for planning and coordinating the work of classified custodial staff that augment Grounds Maintenance for snow removal.
OSU-Cascades landscape design and maintenance philosophy emphasizes native species and sustainable practices to cultivate and protect outdoor spaces that are beautiful, sustainable and serve as learning spaces for several of our academic and research programs.
OSU-Cascades, located in Bend, Ore., is a branch campus of Oregon State University. Established in 2001, the university currently enrolls more than 1,200 students in bachelor's and master's degree programs. The campus expanded to a four-year university in 2015, opened its 10-acre campus in fall 2016, and the Oregon legislature approved additional funding in 2017 and 2018 for continued campus expansion. The branch campus has ambitious enrollment goals to reach 3,000 students by 2025 and is engaged in building a culturally diverse and community-centric educational environment.
Pesticide applicator’s license may be required based on position duties; AND Two years experience as a grounds keeper which included plant care; OR An Associate’s degree in Landscape Technology or Horticulture; OR Completion of a Landscape Certification program or license in a horticultural specialty.
Ability to sufficiently understand written work orders and instructions as well as directions for the proper mixture, use, and disposal/storage of cleaners, solvents, chemicals, fertilizers and similar products used in grounds keeping is required. Demonstrated experience in the proper operation and maintenance of grounds maintenance tools, equipment, and machinery is required. Ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.
This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030 et seq.
Requires the ability to lift and carry grounds keeping supplies and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 100 pounds on an occasional basis, prolonged walking or standing, and frequent bending, stooping, kneeling, and reaching on a daily basis. Requires a full range of physical motion in order to operate manual, electrically-powered and/or gasoline-powered grounds keeping equipment and machines. Requires the ability to access facilities and areas which may only be accessible by climbing stairs or by climbing ladders to a height of 20 feet (e.g., for tree trimming) or higher using powered boom or scissor lifts. Must be able to move throughout assigned areas, as the work is performed primarily out-of-doors, year round. Employees in this job classification are designated as essential employees and must report to work as scheduled when University offices are closed due to severe weather. The Grounds Maintenance Specialist is expected to be available to respond to emergencies and provide support for special events.
Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon?s natural wonders.Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality.Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state?s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.As Oregon?s leading public research university, with $261.7 million in external funding in the 2011 fiscal year, Oregon State?s impact reaches across the state and beyond. With 12 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offic...es, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon?s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.06 billion.Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 26,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs, including over 30 degrees online offered through Oregon State Ecampus. Oregon State increasingly attracts high-achieving students, with nationally recognized programs in areas such as conservation biology, agricultural sciences, nuclear engineering, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology.Oregon State also ranks high in sustainability, fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-12 Conference. And our students literally help power the university: 22 exercise machines at Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality. For more information visithttp://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm.The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. university campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on the oldest building on campus.OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.