Landscape Technician

August 1, 2022

Landscape Technician
University of South Carolina Upstate
Spartanburg, SC

Under very limited supervision from the Director or Superintendent of Landscape Services, is responsible for the preparation, maintenance, and beautification of University properties. Position would be responsible for landscape management at the University of South Carolina Upstate Main Campus, Perimeter Roadways, and George Dean Johnson School of Business. On occasion, will assist the Building Maintenance crew and with setups.

  • Perform the following function on USC Upstate Main Campus and surrounding University property: Mow and trim grass, operate heavy equipment such as backhoe, skid-steer, forklifts including transferring pallets of fertilizer, sod, plants, etc. Prune/trim trees and shrubs, mulch, plant, water and fertilize shrubs, flowers, trees, turf. Plans student work schedules and coordinates tasks to be completed. Trains student landscapers in proper performance of their duties.
  • Weed both mechanically and chemically; pick up and remove litter, leaves, debris; remove snow and ice from walks and roads; perform irrigation installation and repairs.
  • Perform maintenance on grounds equipment, tools, irrigation systems, and campus signage, and install/maintain fencing.
  • Enter work functions into work order management system as well as other data entry systems and perform all other tasks as assigned to complete and document work. Position requires working with various plant and chemical types which may develop allergens. Must adhere to prescribed protocols to address requirements. In all job functions including safety, adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • In all job functions, using equipment such as but not limited to items referenced in “All Equipment Needed to Perform Task” section of this position description.

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma and 3 years landscaping experience. Negative pre-employment drug test. Good driving record, valid driver’s license and successful background check are required.

Generally, works 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. May have to work extended hours or weekend hours to support University activities. Exact work hours may be modified for seasonal patterns.

Preferred Qualifications: Prefer Master Gardener Certificate or equivalent, 3-5 years’ experience, horticulture vocational certificate, tech graduate and pesticide applicator license.

Salary: $28,259 – $32,000; Salary commensurate with education and experience.

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