Job description

JOB NO.: 94916-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Facilities, Skilled Trades, Maintenance, Management/Supervisory, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Plant Sciences

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 94916-AS

Working Title: Tree and Shrub Supervisor



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 01, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

No Degree Required

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Minimum of two years relevant landscape experience. This includes work involving planning, installing, maintaining and removing woody and herbaceous landscape plantings and irrigation systems. This individual must also have experience in a complex snow removal operation including removal and deicing.

License or certificate:

Class B CDL with tanker and air brake endorsements required by the end of probationary period. Must be available for snow removal and overtime as necessary. Physical work requiring bending and kneeling for extended period of time. Must possess or obtain an ISA Arborist certification and a 3.0 pesticide applicators license within first year.

Position Summary:

This highly responsible position manages the horticulture programs (trees and woody shrubs) for the Environmental Services (Grounds) Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This position is responsible for the planning, installation, and maintenance of trees, shrubs, and woody plants covering a campus area of approximately 900 acres including more than 6,000 open landscape trees representing more than 150 species. This includes work performed at off-campus locations such as the President's and Chancellor's residences. Management of a nursery in support of these activities is the responsibility of this position. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Environmental Services Supervisor.

The University of Wisconsin Physical Plant is committed to the highest standard of customer relations principles for its customers, fellow staff members, students, and visitors. Staff will serve as role models by practicing exemplary behaviors when working with customers and fellow staff members.

Additional Information:

1. Must have a valid a motor vehicle record that meets UW Risk Management standards, and maintain ability to drive State of Wisconsin owned vehicles.
2. Knowledge of regulations pertaining to use and disposal of pesticides, chemicals, etc.
3. Knowledge of university policies and plans to maintain the natural environment of the campus.
4. Knowledge of plant physiology, pathology and entomology.
5. Knowledge of tree care practices; woody plant disease and pest prevention control techniques; and all regulatory laws regarding the use of insecticides and herbicides.
6. Knowledge of landscape installation and maintenance practices.
7. Knowledge of motor vehicles and other mechanized equipment including safety precautions and operating instructions.
8. Knowledge of safe snow removal procedures.
9. Knowledge of ornamental woody plant species, cultivars and appropriate methods regarding their care.
10. Knowledge and ability to maintain diverse records of daily program activities through the use of computers; including the use of word processing, electronic mail, data bases and spreadsheets.
11. Knowledge of policies regarding campus facility usage.
12. Knowledge of Facilities Planning and Management organizational structure and specific areas of responsibility.
13. Knowledge of principles and techniques of effective supervising, planning, prioritizing, organizing and delegating work to subordinates.
14. Knowledge of supervisory issues, regulations, policies and procedures.
15. Knowledge of union contracts, personnel policies and grievance procedures.
16. Knowledge of civil service employment process, State and Federal guidelines on equal employment opportunities and affirmative action.
17. Ability to identify a wide variety of woody and herbaceous plants and their cultural requirements.
18. Ability to read blueprints and write specifications.
19. Ability to detect and diagnose plant abnormalities and diseases.
20. Ability to direct the work of others.
21. Ability to interpret laws, rules and departmental policies to employees.
22. Ability to maintain a professional and service oriented relationship with customers, students and co-workers.
23. Ability to effectively and professionally represent the Physical Plant organization when dealing with outside agencies.
24. Ability to work hours in excess of the normal work shift, including nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime.
25. Ability to dress appropriately and maintain personal hygiene.


Kayla Ruplinger
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

To be considered, applications must be submitted online. Applicants will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter outlining relevant qualifications and experience.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Advertised: Jun 11 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Jul 11 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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