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Landscape Supervisor

Apply now Department: 3670060080 Fac Grounds Maintenance
Job no: 510522
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Facilities / Grounds / Skilled Trades
Pay Grade: 08A

About This Role:

The Landscape Supervisor will identify problems and implement solutions to a variety of technical and personnel issues impacting the Grounds Department for the University’s main campus, Vet Med, and other Ancillary locations throughout Manhattan. Will manage hiring and staffing levels to ensure an efficient, effective and safe operation. Develops and implements programs necessary for the improvement of operations, including standards and personnel training programs.  Regularly communicates with team members to address issues affecting the appearance, cleanliness, safety and working environment of students, faculty and staff.  Conducts team meetings to ensure continuous ongoing communication and understanding of institutional and division goals. 

Why Join Us:

The Division of Facilities is an action-oriented service organization within the K-State family. We plan, budget, build, operate, maintain, clean, supply and transport. We are custodians, landscapers, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, mechanics, project managers, engineers, architects, accountants, and administrative professionals — all stewards and leaders of an inspiring campus shared by many.

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.   To see what benefits are available, please visit:  https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires a high school diploma and four to six years of relevant experience (Education in landscape/horticulture may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of experience supervising employees
  • General knowledge of irrigation systems and design
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of landscape and grounds maintenance
  • Ability to prepare plans, specifications, and estimates for turf maintenance
  • Ability to supervise and direct non-professional personnel in the execution of grounds maintenance
  • Ability to express ideas effectively, orally, and in writing
  • Ability to use skill and originality in the design of landscape/irrigation projects
  • Knowledge of the calibration, repair, maintenance, and operation of less complex electronic equipment and devices
  • Ability to read and understand electronic and electrical specifications, diagrams, and manuals and analyze wiring diagrams
  • Ability to use standard electronic test equipment and bench tools

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • Have and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • KSU Supervisory Foundation, Pillar 1: Establishing Your Supervisory Foundation is required during the initial probationary period.
  • Commercial Pesticide License 3A & 3B within six months of hire.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Online application.
  2. Resume with three professional references and contact information.
  3. Cover letter.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until filled.


Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$39,000 to $ 49,710 annually

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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