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Senior Building and Grounds Specialist (Horticulturist - Groundskeeping)

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Employees must have received at least the first dose of the vaccine before beginning on-campus employment, be fully vaccinated within 30 days of beginning employment and provide proof of vaccination, unless exempted as provided for in Miami University's COVID19 Vaccination Program and Policy. If you need additional information regarding exemptions, please contact AcademicPersonnel@miamioh.edu or Employment@miamioh.edu.

Job no: 499780
Department: Grounds
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Hourly Staff
Categories: Custodial, Building Support, Grounds
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title:

Building and Grounds Specialist, Senior

Salary/Grade:

$16.90 hr/G2

Job Summary: Performs a variety of technical and administrative tasks related to maintaining the health of trees, shrubs and irrigation systems on the University grounds.  Hours for this position are Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.
Duties/Physical Demands:

Performs a variety of groundskeeping technical tasks for all horticulture activities including pruning, weed control and pesticide applications.
Provides assistance to a variety of technical tasks including the upkeep and monitoring of campus irrigation systems, including repairs and troubleshooting.
Monitors and reviews completed tasks; ensures that any necessary changes or corrections are made.
Monitors the condition of trees on campus; inspects for disease, insect infestation, or hazardous conditions; determines appropriate treatment for damaged trees.
May assist with the planting of trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials.
Uses a variety of power tools to remove dead, diseased, or damaged limbs; removes stumps; applies fertilizers, insecticides, or herbicides.
Maintains tools and equipment; maintains records of work performed and time/materials used.
Physical effort usually requires considerable standing, walking, climbing and operating equipment. Some lifting of materials weighing up to 70 pounds. Periodic assignments given which entail dealing with modestly unpleasant physical situations. There may be considerable noise generated by machine operation and some machinery and chemical usage may present an element of personal risk of injury.

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires nine months of training beyond high school in horticulture and four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Ohio Pesticide license or the ability to obtain one within nine months. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of tree, shrub and perennial care techniques and procedures
Knowledge of power tool operation
Knowledge of safety procedures
Experience in large equipment operation, tractor, backhoe, etc.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

Physical effort usually requires considerable standing, walking, climbing, and operating equipment. Some lifting of materials weighing up to 70 pounds. Periodic assignment given which entail dealing with modestly unpleasant physical situations. There may be considerable noise generated by machine operation and some machinery and chemical usage may present an element of personal risk of injury.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Pre-employment drug testing may be required for this position.

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For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.
EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@miamioh.edu or 513-529-3560.
 
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Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).
Benefit Eligible:

Yes

 

A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact ADAFacultyStaff@Miamioh.edu or (513) 529-3560.

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