Landscape Laborer - Facilities Management

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Washington D.C
Apr 12, 2019
Jun 01, 2019
Full Time
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The Landscape Laborer performs landscape labor work by assisting to prepare and maintain landscaped areas as part of the services provided by the Facilities Management department to maintain university buildings and grounds. S/he is part of a landscape maintenance team that receives training and experience vital to the maintenance of exterior space on the campus, generally referred to as landscape maintenance. Reporting directly to the Landscape and Grounds Supervisor along with eight other laborers Gardener II and Gardener positions, the Landscape Laborer has additional duties that include but are not limited to:
  • Performs landscape labor work to ensure a pleasant appearance of the grounds as well as semi-skilled tasks associated with laying out and preparing areas for planting.
  • Maintains planted areas, lawns, athletic fields, trees and shrubs, and walkways as assigned or scheduled.
  • Works with crews responding to requests for service by performing cleanup, snow removal, and similar activities.
  • Suggests improvements in the work to improve unit operations.
  • Provides supervisors with advice and suggestions regarding work methods, procedures, parts, tools, and related matters for the purpose of improving the effectiveness and cost of service.
  • Ensures efficient and economic use of supplies and materials to conserve university resources.
  • Draws and/or requisitions supplies, parts, materials and tools needed and uses such items economically to avoid undue costs.
  • Informs supervisor of supply/material needs to ensure that adequate inventory is maintained.
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • 2 years of experience performing general or landscape labor work
  • Ability to support a direct service of the department in ensuring an attractive, comfortable, safe, and clean environment in which the University community can live, learn and work

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