Grounds Services Technician-Advanced

  • Full Time
  • Charlotte, NC
  • $ 35,766 - $37,500

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking applications for a Grounds Services Technician-Advanced for Facilities Management-Grounds. This is a full-time, permanent staff position.

Purpose of the Position: The Grounds Services Technician will assist in maintaining the University facilities in good working order, and maintaining an overall pleasant working, teaching, and learning environment. This position is to support the associated grounds and landscaping requirements due to the development of expanded highly maintained landscaped areas of campus. This includes all procedures associated with turf/landscape maintenance including herbicide, fungicide, insecticide, and fertilization treatments which require the basic knowledge of materials, elemental horticulture, and the skill to fulfill these duties: litter control, weed control, trimming of undergrowth and pruning of trees, rip rap and erosion repair, upkeep of the drainage structures and snow and ice removal along walkways and steps.

Salary: $35,766 – $37,500

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school, or completion of its equivalency, and two (2) years of related grounds experience is preferred. A valid driver’s license is required, or the ability to obtain it prior to start date.

Essential Job Duties: Perform daily tasks to include: litter control, equipment operation, weed eating, edging, blowing, mowing, seeding and fertilizing, installation, watering, irrigation operation and repair, pruning, pesticide application, riding mowers, tree removal, operation of the backhoe and skid steer, storm clean up and snow removal. Use hand tools such as shovels, rakes, pruning and regular saws, hedge and brush trimmers, and axes, as well as power lawnmowers, chain saws, snow blowers, and electric clippers. May use heavier equipment such as tractors and other vehicles. Operate machines and equipment such as trucks, tractors, and other gardening and grounds maintenance-type equipment. Perform more advanced grounds operations including but not limited to aerating, over-seeding, mowing, and fertilizing with tractors and other specialized equipment. Use irrigation methods and control systems to adjust the amount of water consumption and reduce waste.

Preferred Qualifications: 2 years of experience in progressive grounds/landscape maintenance fieldwork is preferred. An understanding of pruning/plant care techniques. Ability to foster and create an atmosphere of teamwork. Selected candidates must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

Interested individuals should apply online at https://jobs.charlotte.edu. Search for SHRA job #GST001 Applicants are subject to background checks.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.charlotte.edu.