Company: Auburn University
Posted on: April 9, 2021
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Details Requisition Number S717P Home Org Name Landscape Service
Division Name Assoc Vice President Facilities Position Title
Supervisor, Landscape Job Class Code NB37 Appointment Status
Full-time Part-time FTE Limited Term No Limited Term Length Job
Summary Oversees, assigns, and trains employees in all aspects of
proper and safe landscape techniques in order to maintain and
improve University grounds.Two positions are available Essential
Functions 1. Supervises, leads, and participates in the
installation, care, and maintenance of University landscaping.
Oversees quality control by inspecting plant care, work sites, and
workmanship to ensure that grounds are kept in pristine condition
at all times.
2. Plans and prepares job sites across campus for the installation
and maintenance of landscaping. Ensures that projects and duties
are carried out in a safe, productive, and professional manner.
3. Oversees and performs a variety of technical landscape-related
duties on University grounds including, but not limited to, proper
plant placement and annual bed installation, pesticide application,
tree care, grading and erosion control, tree, plant, and shrub
pruning, basic irrigation repairs, and seasonal color
4. Creates, approves, and/or implements landscape designs,
schedules, purchases, and plant selection for various sites
throughout campus. Identifies areas for landscaping improvements
and corrects any aesthetic-related issues.
5. Ensures that University grounds, streets, and parking lots are
kept free of dirt, leaves, trash, and other debris through the use
and maintenance of litter control equipment.
6. Plans and oversees the safety and equipment training,
scheduline, and development of assigned staff. Responsible for
maintaining records of work orders, purchases, activities, time,
and schedules. Gathers metrics and provides reports.
7. Coordinates landscape plans and activities with the Office of
University Architect, project managers, outside contractors,
utility personnel, and other landscape personnel. Communicates with
others to keep them informed of work progress, provide project
support, and answer detailed inquiries.
8. Oversees proper moisture, soil, sun, shade, chemical, and
seasonal needs to ensure the health and care of plants.
9. Serves as subject matter expert in identifying, diagnosing, and
treating plant disease, pests, drought stress, and other plant
needs. Oversees pesticide equipment, sprayers, and fertilizer
spreaders. Reads and interprets pesticide labels and applies
pesticides according to label recommendations.
10. Maintains fleet and tool inventory. Oversees the safe
operation, maintenance, and repair of various landscaping equipment
such as backhoes, tractors and implements, specialized mowers, and
various heavy equipment, hand tools, and power tools.
11. May work outside of normal operating hours and days to manage
special events, emergencies, and inclement weather.
12. May be responsible for meeting and maintaining training and
certification requirements as outlined by the applicable
department's training and credentialing requirements. May perform
other landscape-related duties as assigned. Education Level
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution Field of Study
Horticulture, landscape architecture, agronomy, or related field.
Years of Experience 6 Area of Experience Experience of
progressively technical groundskeeping operations. Must include 2
years of supervision, leadership, or mentoring employees in this
field. Requirements for Additional Job Levels Education Level When
a candidate has the required experience, but lacks the required
education, they may normally apply additional relevant experience
toward the education requirement, at a rate of two (2) years
relevant experience per year of required education. Field of Study
Years of Experience Indicated experience is required; no
substitutions allowed. Area of Experience Requirements for
Additional Job Levels Minimum Skills and Abilities Strong knowledge
of landscape design and proper plant selection, planting
techniques, and seasonal maintenance. Expert knowledge of plant
materials and care including the ability to identify various types
of plants, plant materials, and soil types. Strong knowledge of the
various types and proper applications of herbicides, fertilizers,
and related chemicals. Knowledge of proper safety training and
procedures. Minimum Technology Skills Minimum License and
Certifications Valid Driver's License required and Ornamental &
Turf Pest Control - Supervisor ( OTPS ) or equivalent state
pesticide license. If pesticide license is obtained in another
state, the OTPS must be obtained in the first 6 months of
employment. Desired Qualifications Salary Grade 33 Salary Range
$39,300 - $65,500 Job Category Building/Grounds Maintenance Working
Hours if Non-Traditional List any hazardous conditions or physical
demands required by this position Posting Date 03/22/2021 Closing
Date 04/19/2021 EEO Statement A commitment to an inclusive and
diverse campus environment is required. Women, underrepresented
groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged
AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment
opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex,
religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected
veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender
identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.
Special Instructions to Applicants Quick Link for Internal Postings
https://www.auemployment.com/postings/21937 Documents Needed to
Apply Required Documents
- Cover Letter Optional Documents
- Other Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with
an asterisk (*).
- * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
- AU Employment website
- Employment websites (Indeed, HigherEd Jobs, etc.)
- Veterans Assistance Services
- Disability Assistance Services
- Professional Journal
- HR email
- Social Media
- State Employment Service
- * Please select the answer that best describes your current
employment relationship with Auburn University.
- Not a current Auburn employee
- Current Auburn employee in position less than one year
- Current Auburn employee in position more than one year
- * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in horticulture, landscape
architecture, agronomy, or related field, OR 8 years of experience
to use in lieu of a degree?
- * Do you have 6 years of experience in progressively technical
groundskeeping operations, including 2 years of supervision,
leadership, or mentoring employees in this field?
- * Do you have an Ornamental & Turf Pest Control - Supervisor
(OTPS) or equivalent state pesticidelicense?If pesticide license is
obtained in another state, the OTPS must be obtained in the first 6
- * Do you have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain
one prior to selection?
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