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Landscape Technician II

Apply now Department: 3670060080 Fac Grounds Maintenance
Job no: 512122
Employment type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Facilities / Grounds / Skilled Trades
Pay Grade: 04A

About This Role:

Join the Facilities Ground Maintenance team as a Landscape Technician II. 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. 

Why Join Us:

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:

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 six months of relevant experience. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by a hiring manager. This position is covered by the Kansas Association of Public Employees (KAPE) agreement.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to write concise, meaningful reports.
  • Perform mathematical computations necessary to make accurate estimates for supplies such as fertilizer, grass seed, flowers and chemicals.
  • Knowledge and ability to use soil testing equipment.
  • Ability to read and make recommendations from soil test results.
  • Thorough knowledge of plant materials and accepted horticulture practices.
  • Knowledge of methods, practices, techniques, and tools used in the planting and care of trees, shrubs, grasses, and plants.
  • Knowledge of the hazards, proper use and effects insecticides and herbicides.
  • Six months experience in equipment operation.
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Training at post-secondary institution in nursery management, landscape horticulture, agronomy, horticulture, forestry, or plant pathology.
  • Knowledge of all phases of horticultural practices preferred.
  • Arborist training and experience in utilizing landscape plans and blueprint reading would be beneficial

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
  • Valid Drivers License.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Online application.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$12.71 to $16.55 per hour

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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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