Lead Landscape and Grounds Specialist

University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma, OK

ID: 7115769 (Ref.No. ta223148)
Posted: November 9, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description

Come join the staff at OU HSC and become a part of Oklahoma's premier research university which leads the state in education and career opportunities. OU HSC is one of only four comprehensive academic health centers in the nation with seven professional colleges. We are currently building world-class institutes for the treatment of diabetes and cancer. This position oversees and participates in the daily operations of landscape functions.  Assigns specific tasks to subordinates. Exhibits a high degree of skill with regard to horticultural activities. Exercises some discretion, ingenuity, and independent judgment.
  • Plans daily and weekly schedules for routine landscape maintenance
  • Assigns specific tasks to landscape and grounds personnel
  • Oversees and participates in grounds maintenance tasks such as planting, cultivating, fertilizing, mulching, trimming, weeding, irrigating, and pruning
  • Uses portable sprayer to apply herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides
  • Oversees and participates in the edging of turf around flower, shrub, and ground cover beds and along sidewalks
  • Ensures safety of all personnel and proper operation and security of landscape and gardening equipment
  • Orders and maintains materials and supplies related to the maintenance and repair of University grounds.
  • Leads and trains other Landscape and Grounds employees
  • Performs related duties as needed to successfully fulfill the functions of the position

Job Requirements

Experience:  12 months landscape and grounds experience
Certifications/ Licenses:  Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire date
Skills & Abilities:
  • Basic math skills      
  • Ability to accurately read and understand written materials and instructions  
  • Uses tools or equipment in a manner requiring competence    
  • Communicates as required to exchange information and give simple instructions       
  • Performs simple record-keeping operations       
  • Ability to lead and train other employees
Working Conditions:
  • Physical: Exposure to physically demanding tasks such as heavy lifting of 100 pounds or more.
  • Environmental: Exposure to extreme temperature changes. Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions including in the heat and cold. Frequent exposure to chemicals and other hazardous materials. Some overtime, including nights, weekends, and holidays may be required. May be designated as an essential position during emergency closures. May be required to remain on campus overnight during weather or other emergencies.
Preferred: High School Diploma or GED

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:  The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.

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