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Landscape Technician

Stetson University
DeLand, Florida, United States

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Four-Year Institution
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Landscape Technician

Tracking Code891 - 280Job Description

Under the direct supervision of the Grounds Supervisor, performs skilled grounds maintenance using a variety of power equipment. Calibrates equipment, manicure, and weed and trim various species of native plants. Manages tress and trims as required. Maintains walks and drives as required. Installs new landscape material, as needed. Adjusts and replaces irrigation heads, maintains irrigation controls and low voltage light fixtures.

Essential Functions and Principle Responsibilities:

  • Operates power mowers, tractors, light trucks, edgers, clippers and other handheld power tools used in the grounds maintenance industry
  • Inspects and maintains equipment and machines following a preventative maintenance program
  • Lays sod; waters grounds; rakes; picks up paper and other debris from assigned areas, installs landscaping and repairs roads
  • Assists in the set-up of various events held on the premises
  • Assists in recommending, coordinating and/or implementing as directed, short and long term plans and programs for an integrated landscape management
  • Installs new landscapes and materials as specified by Landscape Architect
  • Maintains privacy and decorative fence, provides paint touch-up as needed to both fence and facilities
  • Conducts periodic inspections of premises and grounds to assure appropriate measures are taken to prevent occurrence/reoccurrence of problems associated with an integrated pest management and landscape programs
  • Support on the job training of newly hired staff members
  • Maintains an effective working relationship, both inter and intra-departmentally
  • Responds to building and grounds complaints, remedies problems and keeps constituents informed in a timely manner
  • Effectively plans and performs in a multi-task environment and meets self or pre-imposed objectives and deadlines. Exercise the use of independent judgement

Minimum Education: HS Dilopma/ GED

Covid Vaccine Required

Required Skills
  • Effective oral and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of tools and equipment used in the turf maintenance industry.
  • Knowledge of occupational safety rules and practices.
  • Skills in the operation of light trucks, tractors and mowing equipment.
  • Knowledge of mathematics sufficient to calculate quantities and determine appropriate ratios and mixtures.
  • Ability to work independently and maintain accurate data logs, records and information sheets as may be required.
  • Ability to effectively interact and communicate with others.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical work in adverse environmental conditions

Required Experience
  • High school diploma or GED preferred, reading and writing ability at tenth-grade level required
  • Supplemented by one (1) year of experience in landscaping

Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record as determined by the University’s auto insurance carrier.

Salary Grade: 2

Completed COVID-19 Vaccine status required

Job LocationDeLand, Florida, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


Stetson University is located in DeLand, Fla., with a second campus in Gulfport, Fla. and two satellite centers. Founded in 1883 by Henry A. DeLand as the DeLand Academy and later renamed Stetson University to honor its benefactor, John B. Stetson, the university has a storied history of leadership, values and significance. The university is home to many Florida firsts, including the first collegiate newspaper, the oldest schools of business administration and music, the first college of law and was the state's first private university to integrate.

But our story is about more than the buildings at our campuses and those who helped build them; it's really about our students.

The university is led by President Wendy B. Libby, supported by administrative offices which provide services and resources to students and faculty. Stetson University is home to 73 academic programs in four divisional areas and with undergraduate and graduate studies offered in many areas. The university is accreditedby numerous accrediting agencies, including the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and curriculum is closely aligned with the marketplace to prepare students for life after Stetson. Undergraduate leadership, research, volunteer service and participatory activities flourish at all four of the university's locations.

At Stetson University, graduation isn't the end goal. It's just one stop along the way as students pursue something greater for themselves and the world around them.

At Stetson University, we dare students to be significant.

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