Overview: The assistant gardener has the responsibility of assisting with the care of the grounds and gardens on the University of MN Twin Cities campus.
Responsibilities: These examples do not include all possible responsibilities in this work and do not limit the assignment of related responsibilities in any position of this classification.
Plants annuals, perennials, shrubs or trees.
Maintains annual and perennial and shrub beds. Including spreading mulch, pulling weeds, pruning, applying fertilizers to annuals and perennials and picking litter.
Mows, aerates and edges turf areas. Prepares lawn areas for seeding or sodding and lays seed or sod.
Performs irrigation system maintenance checks and repairs as needed. Assists with irrigation start up and blow outs.
Prunes trees and shrubs and operates the chipper
Installs and maintains storm water management gardens (BMP’s).
Operates ride and walk behind mowers, skid steers, edgers, weed whips, litter lifts, back pack blowers, shovels, rakes, pruners, saws, hand tools and other equipment associated with grounds maintenance.
Cleans and organizes facilities associated with Landcare.
Assists with snow removal and de-icing program using vehicles, power equipment and hand tools.
Other tasks as assigned
This job may be designated as essential The employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position
Additional Information: This is a seasonal 7-month, 100% appointment, Teamster Unit 3 position. This position includes the option to participate in the U of MN benefits package. Probationary period: 720 straight time hours If you have interest in applying or would like more information please call 612.625.7361 or email at email@example.com
High School Diploma or equivalent and one year of experience or 1 year of education in commercial gardening, grounds maintenance, or related field.
Experience as a lead worker.
A valid Driver’s License.
Ability to repetitively lift and carry 50 lbs.
Regular attendance is an essential qualification for this position.
Experience operating a skid steer with attachments and other equipment associated with grounds maintenance.
Ability to communicate effectively with supervisory staff.
Ability to lead student workers on specific tasks.
Internal Number: 339396
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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