Facilities, Construction, and Planning Management under the Executive Vice President and Treasurer’s portfolio, manages and maintains GW’s property and grounds on all three of GW’s campuses. This includes housekeeping, routine and emergency maintenance, moving services, pest control, project management, life safety upkeep, HVAC repairs, grounds maintenance, and recycling/waste management.
The GW Facilities Department is searching for a full-time Landscape Gardener, Equipment Operator to work on University Grounds Monday through Friday, 6:00 am-3:00 pm. The Landscape Gardener, Equipment Operator reports to the Grounds Foreman. This position is Designated On-Site: Employees who are required to physically report to work or remain at work during an emergency or adjustment to the university’s operating status. This position is a part of the Service Employees International Union, Local 32BJ (SEIU).
This position typically maintains university grounds by using hand tools, such as shovels, rakes, pruning saws, saws, hedge or brush trimmers, or axes. This position waters lawns, trees, and plants, using portable sprinkler systems, hoses or watering cans. This role prunes or trims trees, shrubs, or hedges using shears, pruners, or chain saws. This position may operate vehicles or powered equipment, such as mowers, tractors, twin-axle vehicles, snow blowers, chain-saws, electric clippers, sod cutters, or pruning saws. The position may gather and remove litter.
Core responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Operate specialized turf maintenance equipment such as vertifier, aerification machine and verticut seeder.
- Operate tractors, front end loaders and pickup trucks to mow turf, remove snow and transport materials.
- Plant, transplant, trim, mulch and provides necessary care to a variety of ornamental plants.
- Operate electric and gas powered tools to maintain the grounds of the University.
- Inspect plants for disease and insect damage, and apply chemical sprays under the supervision of a licensed spray applicator.
Performs other work-related duties as requested. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
If interested, please apply at: https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/105573
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.