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Landscape Technician I or II

Company: Pellissippi State Community College
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Title: Landscaping Technician I or Landscape Technician II Landscaping Technician I Pay Rate: $30,000 - $32,540/per year. Pay will be determined based on related work experience above required. To be considered in determining pay, all related work experience must be listed on the application. Landscape Technician II Pay Rate: $30,000 - $35,860/per year. Pay will be determined based on related work experience above required. To be considered in determining pay, all related work experience must be listed on the application. Number of Positions: 1 Position #: 600960 Type of Appointment: Full-Time FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Department: Facilities Required Documents Needed to Upload at Time of Application: --- Resume --- Unofficial Transcripts --- Three professional references (See below) Reference check requirements: --- Non-supervisory roles: three (3) current or former supervisors --- Personal references (friends, clergy, customers, relatives) are not considered acceptable references About Facilities The mission of the Pellissippi State Facilities is to provide consistent and quality maintenance, operations, custodial, and facility planning services in a customer oriented, efficient, and responsible manner for students, faculty, staff, and the community. Position Summary: The overall purpose of this job is to maintain approximately 200 acres of grounds, parking lots, streets, and sidewalks of all five campuses and additional lots in a way to keep students, faculty, staff and visitors safe while providing a functional and visually appealing environment. Essential Functions: 15% Mowing, line trimming at Hardin Valley and site campuses, bush hogging. 10% Picking up trash and debris on the grounds on a daily basis. 10% Measuring, mixing and applying herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers on all campuses 5% Maintain, repair and clean equipment (oil changes, belts, air filters, sharpen blades, etc), fuel vehicles and equipment as needed 10% Leaf removal in fall. 5% Snow and ice removal in winter on all campuses 5% Maintenance and marking of athletic fields. 15% Maintenance of streets and sidewalks by painting parking lines and identifying trip hazards, pressure washing, installing a variety of directional, informational and road signs, patching potholes on all campuses 5% Install temporary directional event signage and flags for parking and traffic on all campuses 5% Training and continual education (safety, forklift, environmental, etc.) 10% Install and maintain flower beds, plant seasonal flowers and perennial ornamentals and trees, trim and prune shrubs and trees on all campuses 5% Installation and removal of various construction projects and fencing that are related to grounds and recreation at all campuses volleyball court, hammock post, disk golf, handrails, stage, etc) Note: The College reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, or combine positions at any time. Job Requirements: Landscaping Technician I --- High School diploma On the job landscaping/grounds maintenance experience in a commercial environment is preferred Landscape Technician II --- High School diploma --- A minimum of three years' experience in a commercial landscaping environment/industry is required. Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% credit of full-time work experience Skills & Abilities: --- Ability to see the big picture, prioritize tasks and understand impact of actions --- Strong problem skills --- Ability to work independently or as part of a group --- Takes initiative to get things done without being prompted --- The ability to engage in the college's mission and values Scope of Responsibility: Mixture and application of chemicals, equipment operation and maintenance, plant identification and care, small engine knowledge, knowledge of OSHA safety precautions and PPE, being able to identify and correct any potential hazards. Knowledge of machinery and horticulture along with constant analytical thinking and problem solving. Safety is always top priority. This job is very physical and requires one to display a high level of skill, whether it be in the operation of equipment, or in simply knowing the environment in which one works. Physical Demands: Physical demands are high. Ability to lift and carry 60+ pounds and perform manual labor for extended periods of time often under unfavorable conditions. Walking miles daily is not uncommon while spraying herbicides which increases the possibility of injury to one's back, legs, or feet and risk of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Yes. There are audible warnings of danger and malfunction. Yes. There are visual warnings of danger and malfunction, as well as, almost every aspect of the job. Yes. There are warning lights, mechanical fluids, plant disease, etc. Hazards: Requires work in extreme weather conditions year round and daily including: heat, cold, rain, snow, dust, exhaust, etc. Requires daily work with equipment that could easily cause minor to severe personal injury or death, i.e. tractors, chainsaws, trimmers, etc. Contact with bees, wasps, insects, snakes and small animals, ivies and plants that can cause allergies and skin reactions. Possibility of poisoning during mixing and application of pesticides and herbicides. Potential for accidents while traveling to branch campuses or moving about campus. Potential to be struck by vehicles while performing work assigned around the roads or parking lots on all campuses. (Heat exhaustion/stroke, hypothermia, frostbite, sunburn, eye injury, hearing loss, sprains/strains/breaks, loss of limb or life.) Full-time Employment Benefits: Insurance Options: Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Short/Long-term Disability, FSA/HSA Wellness Incentive Program, if enrolled in health plan Educational Assistance: Fee Waiver, Spouse/Dependent discounts, Audit/Non-Credit, Reimbursement Program Employee Assistance Program Retirement Options: Tennessee traditional pension plan option (TCRS), 401k with $100 company match, 457, 403b Employee Discount program with over 900+ companies 14 Paid Holidays/Year Includes paid days off the last week of December Sick Leave Bank Longevity Pay Many opportunities for professional development Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for a position at Pellissippi State, you must create an on-line application. Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of experience will be evaluated using only what is recorded on your application. Work experience that is not listed on the application will not be considered towards compensation. Please note: attaching a resume does not substitute for completion of the application form. Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% of full-time experience. Please note: to scan, upload, or attach documents, a computer and scanner are available at the Hardin Valley Campus Educational Resources Center, if needed. Pellissippi State Community College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA employer If you have any problems or questions please contact Human Resources at Pellissippi State Community College's Human Resource Office at 865-694-6607 or by email at recruiting@pstcc.edu . If you are interested in this position, click on Apply located below or Apply Now in the upper right-hand corner. #mrprecblid vvxyokrwleuyr3k3s9zvd9qzrtmb6p

Keywords: Pellissippi State Community College, Knoxville , Landscape Technician I or II, Professions , Knoxville, Tennessee

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