Specialist - Grounds - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Under the direction of the Director of Grounds; plant, transplant and prune trees, shrubs and other plants. Performs grounds keeping work maintaining and caring for assigned landscaped areas. Cultivates and fertilizes lawns, plants, shrubs and trees. Prepares soil for sowing seeds, waters turf and ornamental ground covers, sprays and reseeds turf. Operates grounds keeping equipment such as riding lawn mowers, power edgers, power mowers and other related equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation with high school diploma and one year related experience or any combination of job related experience and education totaling one year. May require additional certifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduation from a standard high school or the equivalent AND one and one half years of experience related to the summary of duties.


Knowledge of the principles and practices of landscape gardening including planting, transplanting and pruning.
Knowledge of grade fertilizers and their application.
Knowledge of the mechanical operations and methods of repairing equipment.


Skill in gardening, planting, transplanting and pruning of all types of plant species.


Able to expend arduous physical effort and to work in conditions that may involve some hazards and considerable discomforts.
Ability to operate light trucks, tractors and stationary equipment.
Ability to supervise part-time and seasonal employees.
Ability to maintain accurate and accessible records.
Ability to maintain buildings and grounds with a minimum of supervision.

Pay Range

$19,731 to $24,664 annually

Keyword Phrases

  • Grounds
  • Specialist - Grounds
  • student centered teaching organization
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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: High School
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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