University of Utah Landscape Gardener in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/12/2017

Requisition Number PRN14465B

Job Title Landscape Gardener

Working Title Landscape Gardener

Job Grade B

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday through Friday, 6:00am – 2:30pm

VP Area President

Department 01741 - CORE SUPPORT

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 9.62 to 17.31

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

Performs all duties that pertain to ground maintenance, gardening and operation of equipment necessary to maintain the University grounds.


Operates grounds equipment of various types including power sod cutter, chain saw, hand and power sprayers, light trucks, three wheeled scooters, power push mower, tri-plex mower, farm tractor, soil screener, limb chipper and related tools and equipment. Maintains lawns by completing essential tasks such as: fertilizing, mowing, edging, seeding, sodding, aerating, and other related activities that contribute to good lawn care. Prepares for seeding and transplanting by cultivating the soil, watering, weeding and adding fertilizer and chemicals depending on the nature of the soil and the requirements of the plants. The incumbent is responsible for the health, care and appearance of a variety of trees and shrubs. He/she is also required to know the common names of trees, shrubs, monocots, and dicots. Functions as a trainer in certain circumstances, by training new employees and in carrying out other assignments as directed by the Crew Leader. Also, may work with and act as a leadworker over summer help. Ensures that all grounds maintenance within assigned area is accomplished in accordance with University and department policies and procedures. Ensures that seasonal tasks are completed expediently and efficiently in order to preserve the beauty of the campus and provide safety for the University community.

Minimum Qualifications

Successful completion of an approved apprenticeship program as a Master Gardener, or equivalency; nine months of progressively more responsible grounds experience; a knowledge of the common names of trees, shrubs, monocots, and dicots; and a valid Utah State Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator License required. Demonstrated oral and written communications skills; analytical and trouble shooting skills; and customer services skills also required.


A valid driver’s license is required.

As a member of the Facilities Management team, you will enjoy working in a stable Higher Education environment with plenty of opportunities to apply what you know while learning new skills. The University of Utah offers an excellent pay and benefits package, including affordable health care available on your start date, generous sick and vacation pay accrual, cell phone reimbursement, and a freeUTATRAX/bus pass.

Do you have excellent customer service and problem solving skills? Would you like to be challenged to take individual initiative in an environment that rewards your efforts with career growth opportunities? Many of the roles on the University of Utah’s Facilities Management Team are casual dress, tools are provided, and you’ll be working on resolving issues with experienced and knowledgeable team members who will help you build on the skills you bring to the team. Apply today!

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.