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Groundskeeper Specialist (Tree Worker) - Tempe campus

Posted on May 18, 2019 by Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ 85287
14 May 2019
Annual Salary
Groundskeeper Specialist (Tree Worker) - Tempe campus Arizona State University Facilities Development and Management, Grounds Services Campus: Tempe 51950BR Job Description: Facilities Development and Management, Grounds Services, seeks a Groundskeeper Specialist (Treeworker) to maintain trees and woody plants to ensure they are healthy, safe and in attractive condition, which will include chemical application, repairing, cabling, fertilizing, watering, pruning and removal of any dead, diseased or declining trees or plants. Salary Range: To be determined Close Date: 20-May-2019 Essential Duties: Specialize in tree care, the planting and transplanting of trees and plants including site preparation, installation, backfilling, staking, pruning, watering, and mulching.Raise and thin tree canopies; trim to relieve encroachment on structures, walkways or roads; remove fallen, dead or hazardous trees.Identify potentially hazardous trees and other tree-related problems; develop and apply appropriate tree hazard management strategies.Ensure safety of workers and other persons at worksites. Set up traffic control measures to provide a safe worksite and prevent entry of non-essential personnel.Maintain records of work performed on all campus trees and maintain tree inventory records.Train, work alongside, and coordinate Groundskeepers in the maintenance of grounds, trees and shrubs as required.Operate brush truck, chipper, aerial lifts, chain saws, stump grinders hand tools and vehicles associated with grounds maintenance and landscaping activities.Perform minor maintenance and repair on equipment and tools as required.Ability to communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform the essential functions of the job. DAYS AND SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday; 5:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Minimum Qualifications: Two (2) years of grounds maintenance experience, OR, Associate Degree in Horticulture or related field e.g. Golf Course Management, Sports Turf Management, Landscape Construction; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved; AND possess and maintain One (1) Grounds certification or equivalent e.g. Arizona Pest Application License, Certified Arborist from International Society of Arboriculture, Certified Grounds Technician from PGMS, Passed Desert Landscaper School from the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden. Employee may be required to possess a valid US Driver's license of the appropriate class and required endorsements throughout employment. Desired Qualifications: ISA Certified Tree Worker Experience with: tree maintenance, pruning and deadwooding.operating and performing maintenance on specialized equipment including brush chipper, stump grinder, aerial lifts and chainsaws in a safe and efficient, working alongside, and coordinating others in proper pruning practices and work site safety.customer service.hands-on leadership of tree crews to raise, thin, deadwood and remove trees. Demonstrated knowledge of: tree care concepts and ability to perform various activities related to urban forestry/arboriculture on private and commercial properties such as diagnostics, pruning, and removal, stump grinding, cabling, fertilizing, and planting.fertilizer and other soil amendments, and/or pesticide application.local tree species and standards. Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills. Working Environment: Activities regularly require long periods of exposure to external elements indigenous to a desert environment, weather, potential exposure to venomous insects, insecticides, herbicides and fertilizers. Regularly required to operate a variety of landscaping equipment, tools and machines requiring extended periods of walking over uneven and occasionally rocky surfaces, stooping, bending, reaching, lifting and pushing objects of varying weights up to 50 pounds. May drive university vehicle. Department Statement: Facilities Development and Management measures performance expectations and seeks candidates who are aware of, participate in, and encourage team support of Arizona State University's sustainability programs. The University has made an institutional commitment to lead by example through the sustainable operations of its campuses. By demonstrating exemplary practices and sharing solutions, ASU stimulates changes in individual, institutional, and corporate behaviors to create a more sustainable world. ASU offers tuition waiver (to include yourself, spouse and dependents), paid vacation and holidays, excellent benefit package, employee training and development opportunities, and an employee assistance program. Facilities Development and Management at ASU employment requires current eligibility to legally work in the United States. Facilities Development and Management will not be a sponsor for this position. This position is located at the University Services Building, 1551 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ (on Rural Road south of Apache Blvd). Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license (minimum of Class D) upon employment and maintain throughout employment. Post-offer of employment, selected candidate must possess an acceptable driving record which is 5 or fewer points in the most recent 39 month period from date of hire. ASU Statement: Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe. ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Background Check Statement: ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check. Instructions to Apply: Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated. Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position. Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position. Work reference history information for 3 current and/or former supervisors will be requested at time of interview. Only electronic applications are accepted for this position. To apply please go to see Req Id# 51950BR or go directly to: Category: Agriculture & Pets , Keywords: Arborist

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