Landscape Laborer, Landscape & Grounds - Facilities Management

Washington D.C.
Jan 12, 2018
Feb 28, 2018
Specialty Trades
Full Time
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Landscape Laborer, Landscape & Grounds - Facilities Management

Tour of Duty:  Wednesday through Sunday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

The Landscape Laborer ensures beautification and cleanliness of campus grounds, among first impressions of visitors of campus including prospective students and their parents, special guests including dignitaries and other visitors, and adds aesthetic value to the campus. An impression of the grounds can play some part in a prospective student or his/her parents wanting to become a part of the campus community. Reporting to the Landscape and Grounds Manager, the Landscape Laborer has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Performs semi-skilled landscape labor work in accordance with industry/trade practices in monthly assignments according to seasonal schedules, in response to requests for service, and in response to emergencies. 
  • Prepares and maintain landscaped areas to maintain university buildings and grounds. - to include grass mowing, trimming and edging, removal of weeds and daily policing of the grounds, irrigating lawns and planted areas, mulching, reactivating flower beds and tree saucers, laying sod assisting in the application of pesticides and other related work. 
  • Uses all standard tools, equipment, materials and supplies of the trade and observes all safety rules, regulations and precautions in performing their duties.
  • Ensures completion of general building structure and systems work to support University operations.  
  • Responds to work order requests, written and verbal requests from users, and supervisor's directions to perform scheduled preventative maintenance, minor repair and service of building structures (carpentry repairs, painting), systems (plumbing, electrical) and related work.
  • Ensures efficient and economic use of supplies and materials to conserve University resources.  
  • Draws and/or requisitions supplies, parts, materials and tools needed to effect repairs, and uses such items economically to avoid undue costs.  
  • Keeps supervisor informed of supply/material needs to ensure that adequate inventory is maintained.
  • Suggests improvements in service to improve unit operations, and provides supervisors and department management with advice and suggestions regarding work methods, procedures, parts, tools and related matters for the purpose of improving the effectiveness and cost of service.  
  • As assigned, conducts tests or pilot programs to evaluate new products, methods or procedures; monitors tests, and reports test results with recommendations to supervisor.
  • Ensures completion of paperwork to assure accountability; records actions taken in response to work orders and other requests, and enters such information on forms, documents and/or into computerized record system as needed.  
  • Fills out, completes and submits such other forms and documents as may be required to assure that such information is properly recorded and submitted.
  • Ensures that work is performed in accordance with applicable building codes and local government regulations.  
  • Uses and disposes of materials in accordance with applicable environmental safety and control regulations.  
  • Keeps abreast of changes and new developments in applicable codes and regulations.


  • Certified completion of 10th grade of high school
  • 2 years of experience performing general labor or landscape labor
  • Current driver's license from Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia

This position is an emergency position that requires that incumbent report to work during inclement weather at the regularly scheduled time, regardless of whether the University is closed, opening late, or closing early.

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EEO Statement:

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