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Landscape Aide I - Facilities Services

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Landscape Aide 1

MR02: Starting Rate is $15/hr depending on experience


The Facilities Services Department is responsible for the maintenance and operations of all campus facilities, which includes buildings, grounds, and utility systems. The Landscape Aide provides general cleaning and grooming of campus grounds.

This position includes manual labor duties. Also, this position assists in the maintenance, repair, renovation and construction of campus landscapes and grounds in an outdoor environment.

Minimum/Required Qualifications (include education, experience, skills & abilities, licenses & certifications):

    Valid Tennessee Driver’s LicenseStable work historyAbility to perform hard, physical work for long periods in all types of weatherAbility to read and follow instructionsAbility to learn operation of all types of power equipment (commercial mowers, leaf blowers, line trimmers, and chain saws, etc.)Ability to gain knowledge of equipment and tools required to complete job tasksAbility to learn multi-tasking in order complete assignments in a timely fashionAbility to gain knowledge of safety measures to use when approaching tasks and operating equipmentAbility to demonstrate a positive attitude and interaction with others
Applicant must be in good physical health, able to perform strenuous activities and able to lift and carry up to a 50 pounds. Also, applicant must be able to follow instructions, have a positive attitude and interact well with others in a team environment. Applicant must be able to follow the departmental attendance policy.

-All Facilities Services personnel are considered "Essential Personnel." In the event of extraordinary situations, the University may suspend normal operations and classes in whole or part. In such instances, all Essential Personnel must fulfill their duties in order to (1) ensure the continuation of critical University operations; (2) attend to the needs of students and other members of the University community; and (3) protect the University’s assets. Essential Personnel are expected to come to work in any and all extraordinary/emergency situations unless it is unsafe to do so or they are specifically excused by their supervisor.

Job: Other Services Jobs
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Fs Landscape Svcs & Facility Spt
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Mar 19, 2024, 8:45:05 AM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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