Job Information

University of Utah Landscape Gardener in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 09/15/2021

Requisition Number PRN27688B

Job Title Landscape Gardener

Working Title Landscape Gardener

Job Grade B

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday thru Friday, 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

VP Area President

Department 01746 - Landscape

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $ 11.54 - $ 15.38

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

Responsible for accomplishing all duties that pertain to grounds maintenance, gardening and operation of equipment necessary to maintain the University grounds, including snow removal.


Job Responsibilities Disclaimer:

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.

Essential Functions:

1. Controls weeds with chemicals applied by power or hand sprayers.

2. Operates grounds equipment of various types.

3. Maintains lawns by completing essential tasks.

4. Prepares grounds for seeding and transplanting.

5. Responsible for the health, care and appearance of a variety of trees and shrubs.

6. Ensures that all grounds maintenance within assigned area is accomplished.

7. Ensures that tasks are completed expediently and efficiently.

8. Performs snow removal duties.

9. May train new employees and carry out other assignments as directed by the Crew Leader.

10. May work with and act as a lead worker over seasonal help.

11. May be required to set up for outdoor events.

Problem Solving:

This position has the authority to prioritize work assignments within the scope of the department’s workload, and the guidelines of the University and Grounds Department policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Successful completion of an approved apprenticeship program as a Master Gardener or equivalency required. Equivalency is a minimum of 3.5 years progressively more responsible grounds experience working on five acres or more. Knowledge of the common names of trees, shrubs, monocots, and dicots; a valid Utah State Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator License and a Drivers License and demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills are also required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are 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:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

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.