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Mount Saint Mary's University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is thoroughly committed both to providing equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees, and to providing a work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. The University will not assist applicants with any visa matters. A background check will be required.
Under general supervision, performs a variety of work in the general maintenance of landscape and grounds; maintain and perform minor repairs to grounds maintenance equipment; performs related duties as assigned.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintains grounds in clean, safe, and orderly manner
Mows, edges, aerates lawns and border areas
Removes weeds and debris from walkways, culverts, stairways, roadways, planters and parking areas by hand or via herbicide application
Prunes shrubs and trees up to maximum height
Uses blower or broom to sweep sidewalks; maintains in-ground drains and culverts
Loads and unloads equipment or materials from department vehicles
Hauls and disposes of landscape cuttings and debris
Cultivates and renovates designated planting areas
Installs or replaces turf, trees, ornamental plants, shrubs, ground covers, annuals, and bulbs
Plans, installs, and maintains landscape irrigation systems including repairing or replacing sprinkler heads, valves, and lines
Assists with repairs or installations of fencing, paving materials for pathways, concrete and rock retaining walls, wood, concrete and/or rock boarders and various posts, slabs, drains, and culverts
Operates and maintains grounds maintenance equipment such as lawn mower, edger, sweeper, string trimmer, rototiller, chainsaw, power hedge trimmer, sprayers, and basic gardening hand tools
Loads equipment on trailer for transport and drives to work sites
Keeps hoses, supplies, tools, and equipment in proper condition and repair
Maintains service request records, equipment parts listings, equipment oil change logs, equipment service/repair logs, seed usage logs, irrigation repair logs, and records of supplies used
Mixes and applies approved herbicides for weed mitigation
Mixes and applies fertilizers
Performs minor pest management
Maintains stock of fertilizer and plant food supplies
Maintains current Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for potentially hazardous materials
Maintains logs and files pesticide use reports
Assists in other minor maintenance tasks as required
Performs other duties as assigned
Turf management and maintenance practices and techniques including water conservation
Horticulture and methods of planting, cultivation, pruning, and caring for plants, trees, and lawns
Sprinkler and irrigation system design, installation, operation, and maintenance
Operating characteristics of a full range of ground maintenance equipment
Proper and safe application of fertilizers, herbicides, and chemical controls
Legislation on using pesticides in schools
Safe lifting techniques
Safe handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials
Abilities and Skills:
Any combination of education, training, and experience which demonstrates ability to perform the duties and responsibilities as described including specialized knowledge and work experience in landscaping and horticultural techniques.
Install and repair sprinkler systems
Operate hand and power tools, and other associated grounds maintenance equipment; order and maintain sprinkler parts stock
Maintain grounds maintenance equipment
Perform tree maintenance
Perform general gardening and grounds work
Read and understand labels, service requests, and similar documents
Follow oral and written directions
Communication effectively in both oral and written form
Maintain work logs and service requests
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work assignments
Perform a variety of physical labor including climbing ladders, bending, kneeling, reaching, and standing for long periods of time
Lift and carry boxes, tools, equipment and materials.
High school diploma /GED required or a certification in a horticulture or landscaping
Minimal 2 years' experience in grounds and landscaping
Licenses and Certifications:
Possession of a valid California driver's license.
Background check required by policy.
Willingness to work outside (if necessary) in inclement weather.
Willingness to work at both campuses.
Perform any duties as assigned.
Work Location: Doheny Campus (Downtown Los Angeles)
Start Date: Immediately
Applications Deadline: Open until filled
The University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of learning. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to be a student or to work for the University.
Mount Saint Mary's University is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts university which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. The Mount is the only Catholic university primarily for women in the Western United States. It is also nationally recognized for its academic programs, its culturally diverse student body, and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders.