Job description

JOB NO.: 106622-US

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Facilities, Skilled Trades, Maintenance, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Plant Sciences

Employment Class: University Staff-Ongoing

Position Vacancy ID: 106622

Working Title: Irrigation and Green Roof Specialist

Official Title: FACILITIES MAINT SPEC(76101)


FTE: 100%

Term: This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $17.32

Job Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Building and Grounds Supervisor (Tree Crew) this position is primarily responsible for routine preventive maintenance and minor repairs to the exterior portions of landscape irrigation systems and their associated controls on the Madison Campus. This includes the care of existing systems as well as future systems. Duties also involve the maintenance and care of green roofs on campus. Green roofs are a growing trend that aid in sustainability efforts by absorbing rainwater, providing insulation, creating a habitat for wildlife, and helping to lower urban air temperatures. Green roofs are a part of the overall sustainability initiative on campus, and sustainability is goal #1 of the Campus Master Plan. As a national leader in sustainability, UW-Madison?s building plans incorporate green roof systems wherever and whenever feasible, and these special structures require focused attention and special knowledge and skills to maintain.

This position also operates all Grounds-related vehicles and power equipment, including end loaders, back hoes, skid steers, and various hand-operated equipment. Work involves heavy manual labor and is performed independently, and occasionally under adverse weather conditions. This position will also direct the work of temporary employees, and carry out experimental work for research using new techniques and materials.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Physical Plant is committed to the highest standards 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.


Driver's License

Schedule Comment:

Work Schedule:
7:00 am - 3:30 pm, 30 min unpaid lunch breack. Monday - Friday.


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:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.

Starting pay is based on experience and qualifications, with a minimum starting rate of $17.32

Applicants will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter.

In your cover letter please describe the following, along with the responsibilities related to the areas identified (e.g management, supervisor, leadworker, or project team Lead):
1. Your experience with snow removal, and working outdoors in adverse weather conditions.
2. Your experience with plant care. (i.e. removals, planting, maintaining, chemical treatment) Please include professional or personal experience.
3. Your experience with motorized equipment and handtools.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Probationary Period 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: Nov 26 2018 Central Standard Time

Application Close: Dec 12 2018 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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Posted: 11/27/2018
Application Due: 12/13/2018
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