A full-time university staff position is available in Facilities-Grounds beginning May 1, 2018 with the official title of Gardener. This is an expected-to-continue assignment, which requires a six-month probationary period. The expected hourly hiring salary will be $13.00 - $15.50/hour commensurate on experience.
This position is responsible for maintenance of ornamental plantings and natural areas including performing maintenance and construction duties, use of grounds equipment and other maintenance and development projects. Work is performed under the direction of the Grounds Supervisor and in coordination with the Landscape Designer.
A thorough knowledge of horticultural, arboricultural, and landscape construction practice.
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs frequently.
A valid Wisconsin Driver's License and a good driving record, which meets Wisconsin's minimum driving standards necessary to operate University vehicles, is required.
•Preferred degree and/or experience in Horticulture, Plant Science. •Ability to guide the work of others, to work with the public. •Previous experience operating heavy equipment in populated areas •Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.
Submit application materials:
Please visit our website to submit materials: https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/job-openings/
Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required PDF documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any PDF application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents in PDF format only:
Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: http://www.uwec.edu/Employment/uweccareers.htm. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to the Facilities - Gardener position (Job ID #14098) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format: •Letter of application •Resume •Names and contact information for three references.
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The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. A criminal background check is required prior to employment.
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UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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