As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years. The University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. We offer a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell's current enrollment is approximately 5,500 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, and approximately half are first-generation college attendees or come from underrepresented groups. Located along wetlands and a river north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership throughout Washington and beyond. Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. To learn more, read our Diversity Statement.The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, natural beauty, and sustainability.Our UW BOTHELL, Facilities Services Department, recognized regionally for its sustainable practices, has an outstanding opportunity for a GARDENER 2. This individual will, under general supervision, perform skilled work in the maintenance of campus upland landscapes, hardscapes, natural areas, synthetic turf athletic fields, nurseries, and greenhouses.The primary function of this position will be to perform skilled tasks requiring knowledge of sustainable and organic gardening practices and ecological restoration, including the cultivation and maintenance of trees, lawns, exotic and native plants, natural areas, rain gardens, and hardscapes. Skilled tasks include invasive plant control, pruning, planting, soil improvement, plant identification and general care, selective weeding, integrated pest management, propagation, and the use of a variety of hand tools and power equipment.Shift: Monday - Friday, 6am-2:30pm (Spring/Summer), 7am-3:30pm (Fall/Winter)RESPONSIBILITIES: TYPICAL DUTIES:* Maintain high profile display beds and planting areas* Perform invasive plant and pest control in gardens and natural areas* Prepare sites and soils for planting* Mow, edge, fertilize, top dress, overseed, aerate, and irrigate lawns* Perform all tasks related to Campus Composting, including vermicomposting and thermal composting* Plant seeds, annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees* Prune plant material* Plant propagation in the field and greenhouse* Maintain greenhouse and nursery plant material* Apply organic fertilizers, compost tea, and soil inoculants* Maintain synthetic turf athletic fields* Install, repair, and operate irrigation system* Use a variety of hand tools such as pruning shears, rakes, shovels, hoes, pitchforks, and hand saws* Operate power and motorized equipment such as line trimmers, chain saws, backpack blowers, mowers, pressure washers, utility vehicles, tractors, trucks, lifts, and snow equipment* Clean, service, and maintain tools and equipment* Service outdoor landfill, recycle, and compost containers* Pick-up litter, scrape gum, empty smoking urns, clean-up spills* Maintain hardscapes including sidewalks, stairs, pavers, ramps, and roadways* Hazardous Waste Clean-Up: Sharps disposal, Chemical Spills, etc.* Remove snow and ice from areas such as sidewalks, stairs, roads, ramps and parking garages and lots* Apply deicer, salt, sand as required* During inclement weather operate power brushes, spreaders, plow trucks, truck-mounted sanding and deicing units* Install and maintain campus signs, fences, rockeries, etc.* Read and interpret blueprints and plans for projects* May direct the work of others* Perform Traffic Control Flagging* Assist with and/or perform tours of campus landscape and/or operations for Students, Faculty, Staff and the general public as required* Assist with Campus Events as required* Assist other Facilities Teams and/or other Campus Departments as required* Perform related duties as requiredIn the performance of these duties, the Gardener 2 will be working outside in all types of weather conditions. Foul weather gear is routinely worn. Personal Protective Equipment is worn as required. Exposure to, and contact with a diversity of plant materials, soil, pollen, wild animals, and insects is routine.REQUIREMENTS* Two years of experience in the field of horticulture, ecological restoration, grounds maintenance, or landscape design and/or installation OR equivalent education* Physical ability to do required work including ability to routinely lift/move up to 50 pounds* Ability to work independently* Ability to communicate effectively to provide excellent customer serviceDESIRED EXPERIENCE* Organic land care* Plant identification* Ecological restoration* Display bed design and maintenanceCONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT* Valid Washington State Driver's License* Ability to secure valid CPR, AED, and First Aid certificate within six months of hire* Ability to secure valid Washington State Traffic Control Flagger certification within six months of hireThis position is designated as one that performs an essential function. This means that the position's incumbent must continue to report to work as directed in the event that the University suspends operations because of severe weather, natural disaster, or other emergency condition.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.BENEFITSFor detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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