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Landscape Technician I

Apply now Department: 3670060080 Fac Grounds Maintenance
Job no: 511452
Employment type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Facilities / Grounds / Skilled Trades
Pay Grade: 03A

About This Role:

Join the Facilities Ground Maintenance team as a Landscape Technician I. You will participate in planting, watering, fertilizing, pruning, weed whipping, mowing, pulling and hoeing weeds, raking leaves, picking up trash and debris, cleaning sidewalks, mulching, and snow removal by operating various tools and equipment of the trade.  Perform plumbing and electrical duties to operate, maintain, repair, and install irrigation systems on campus grounds. Hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM-3:30 PM. 

The role of the Grounds Maintenance and Landscape Department is to provide a safe, functional, and aesthetically pleasing exterior environment for the students, faculty, and staff of Kansas State University.

Why Join Us:

Our Grounds Maintenance and Landscape Department provides a safe, functional, and aesthetically pleasing exterior environment for the students, faculty, and staff of Kansas State University. The main campus of K-State consists of 250 acres of intensely landscaped area. The Grounds Maintenance Department is responsible for the maintenance and installation of all turfgrass, shrubs, trees, and annual flower beds on campus.

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:

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the general practices applied in the care and safe operation of a wide variety of light to medium maintenance equipment
  • Knowledge of standard safety practices
  • Ability to operate a wide variety of lighter and some heavy equipment
  • Ability to communicate, verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge of grounds, tree, and shrub care
  • Six months of experience in equipment operation (Some positions may require the attainment of a commercial driver’s license.)
  • Basic leadership skills
  • This position is covered by the Kansas Association of Public Employees (KAPE) agreement. 

Other Requirements:

  • Have and maintain a valid driver’s license.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Online application

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until filled.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$11.79-$14.44 per hour

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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