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Apply now Job no: 492611
Work Type: Staff full-time
Location: Abilene
Categories: Staff, Campus Operations

About ACU

ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All applicants must be professing Christians and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of Abilene Christian University while employed by the university.

Title of Position Landscape Gardner
Posting Location Abilene Christian University - Abilene Campus
Department Landscape and Grounds
Employee Class Non-exempt/Full-time
Basic Responsibilities A. Works as directed by the immediate supervisor and/or the Director of Landscape & Grounds.
B. Maintain flower beds, ground cover, interior plants, and other areas associated with ACU landscape.
C. Assist other trades and grounds personnel as needed in spirit of cooperation
and team work.
D. Continue to develop and cross-train in a manner that will keep personnel up-
to-date and safe.
Essential Duties

A. Works as directed by the immediate supervisor and/or the Director of Landscape & Grounds.
1. Follow established rules, policies, and procedures of the Landscape & Grounds Department and ACU.
2. Order materials and supplies as needed for the completion of work
orders.
3. Fill out work orders and written reports daily.
4. Display necessary work initiative to work alone or in groups.
5. Supervise student workers that are assigned to your area.

B. Maintain flower beds, ground cover, interior plants, and other areas associated with ACU landscape to the universities standard.
1. Assist Landscape Coordinator with planning and installation new landscapes as needed.
2. Assist Landscape Coordinator with planning, ordering, and installation of all seasonal color.
3. Maintain beds and flowering landscape area to enhance the beauty of the campus.

C. Assist other trades and grounds personnel as needed in spirit of cooperation
and team work.
1. Be on call 24 hours for inclement weather events and be able to come in early to spread ice melt.
2. Help maintain an aggressive fertilizer program that will enhance the
beauty of the campus.
3. Clean up and remove trash on campus.
4. Understanding of basic irrigation operations.

D. Continue to develop and cross-train in a manner that will keep personnel up-
to-date and safe.
1. Attend ACU approved, work related training sessions.
2. Clean and maintain equipment to extend the life of the equipment, and
maintain resources of the University.
3. Perform work in a safe manner.

Professional Development Requirements

A. Skill Required
1. Knowledge of hand and power tools
2. Skilled in all areas of landscaping, interior plants, weed control, and
fertilization
3. Operate small equipment such as mower, weed-eater, blower, and rotary
Tiller

B. Training Modules
1. Written and verbal communication skills
2. Read blueprints from landscape architect
3. Must have basic safety training
4. Emphasize excellent customer relations and service

Qualifications

A. Professional
1. High school diploma or GED and five (5) years of hands on experience with landscape & interior plant materials
2. Or associate degree in horticulture

B. Personal
1. Successful candidate must be honest, trustworthy, dependable, responsible, punctual and have a good moral character and work ethic.
2. Must submit to post offer, pre-employment physical examination/medical history check.
3. Possession of a valid Texas driver’s license is a requirement for this job.
4. Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
5. Must be neat & clean in appearance at all times.

Physical Demands A. Good health and stamina to lift; carry and pull loads in excess of fifty (50)
pounds.
B. Must be able to climb a ladder.
C. Must be able to work in extreme heat/cold weather conditions.
Additional Information

ACU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets.  Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.

 

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