Job Information

University of Utah Laborer in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 08/29/2023

Requisition Number PRN14140N

Job Title Laborer

Working Title Laborer

Job Grade A

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 19

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Typical schedule will be Monday through Friday between 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. You may be required to come in on-call depending upon the weather. Work days and hours will vary around expected snow storms, so interested applicants must be available between 4:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. Work will be scheduled in 4 to 8 hour blocks of time. 19 hours per week minimum, which may go up to 40 hours per week depending on the weather. Employees must be available for on-call snow removal. This is a non-benefited seasonal position.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area President

Department 01746 - Landscape

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $15.00

Close Date

Job Summary

If you are looking for a future in horticulture and enjoy working outdoors, come work as a Landscape Tech on the beautiful University of Utah campus grounds. Learn horticultural skills and plant identification at Utah’s state arboretum, where your dynamic team of 3 to 4 coworkers will teach and learn from you. You’ll also work alone and head projects on your own as you take advantage of our opportunities for education and advancement within the U of U family! Facilities Management mission is to provide a safe, sustainable, and attractive University environment.

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. 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!



This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for landscape and installation of a specific area of the University to provide an aesthetically pleasing and safe environment, and accomplished in accordance with university and department policies and procedures.
  • Regular gardening and landscape maintenance such as fertilizing, mowing, edging, laying sod, pruning, litter cleanup, weeding, snow removal, tree planting, and watering to conserve healthy and vigorous plants.
  • Control weeds and pests using principles of integrated pest management ( IPM ).
  • Must operate different models of tools such as hand pruners, loppers, push and ride lawn mowers, chain saws, leaf blowers, dump trucks, and utility carts.
  • Work expediently, efficiently, and independently with limited direction from Lead Horticulturist.
  • Perform snow removal in winter months utilizing shovels, blowers, and plows.
  • Prepare for and keep campus open and safe during inclement weather such as snow storms.
  • Knowledge of the common names of trees, shrubs, flowers, weeds and insect pests.
  • Employees are required to be available for on call snow removal during winter months.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Would prefer (but not required) experience with grounds maintenance, including knowledge of different plants and their requirements: watering, pruning, weeding, fertilizing, mowing, etc.
  • Ability to operate power tools and equipment normally associated with landscape maintenance.
  • Ability to withstand extensive standing, walking, bending, squatting, kneeling, digging and ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work in all types of outside weather conditions, including excessive heat, excessive cold, excessive noise, dust, smoke, slippery or uneven surfaces.
  • Analytical and trouble shooting skills; ability to develop, plan, and implement short and long term goals.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communications skills; basic computing skills, customer service skills.
  • A valid Utah driver’s license is required.


Experience with grounds maintenance, including knowledge of different plants and their requirements: watering, pruning, weeding, fertilizing, mowing, etc.

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:

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