The Operations division is a team that is tasked with providing an exceptional campus environment to the faculty, staff, students, and visitors of SCU. We are successful as a team when we:
Put the needs of our customers first
Constantly improve and innovate the way we conduct business
Construct a positive work environment that allows our team to work together and thrive We focus on our customers by emphasizing availability and providing professional, dependable service. We innovate and improve our business through performance analysis, leveraging technology, and employee training. Finally, we construct a positive work environment by emphasizing the importance of teamwork and communication. We expect all members of our team, new and veteran alike, to advance the ultimate goal of providing an exceptional campus environment by succeeding in these three critical areas.
Purpose of Position: Maintains University Grounds and Landscaping
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Must possess a general knowledge of flowers, shrubs, and trees commonly grown in California and possess the knowledge and ability to maintain plant material and turf in a neat and orderly condition. Recognizes plant diseases, pests, and general conditions of plant life and performs methods to correct such conditions including application of fertilizers and pesticides.
Safely operates, cleans, and cares for hand and power tools, such as edger, blower, mower, chain saw, aerator, chipper, man lift, rot-o-tiller, vacuum, fork lift, hedge trimmer, and string edger. Possess good understanding of personal safety equipment required for each piece of equipment. Operates manual irrigation systems and performs minor irrigation repairs (including nozzle and head replacements). Landscaped areas, sidewalks, and parking lots are to be kept clean of debris and litter. Landscaped areas are to be kept free of weeds by means of herbicides and/or hand cultivation. Replaces damaged turf and plants. Transplants flowers, shrubs and trees. Installs soil amendments and header boards for new plantings. Makes recommendations for plant selections, maintenance methods and designs. Performs manual labor as required for various irrigation and landscape projects. Performs furniture moves and furniture deliveries, set-ups, and pick-ups for both indoor and outdoor events.
Provides Work Direction
Must possess a valid California driver's license and be able to pass a physical examination for pesticide respirator use. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed recognized courses in landscape maintenance. Works under general supervision, and also, independently, as well as with entire crew.
-Ability to lift and move moderately heavy objects, up to 65 lbs. safely. -Frequent kneeling and bending of knees and back required. -Able to work at elevated heights by means of a ladder, extension ladder or man-lift.
The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Loud equipment noise.
-Knowledge of relevant safety regulations required.
Demonstrated skill in tasks described above are required.
-Ability to perform basic mathematics.
-Ability to follow job-related oral and written instructions in English and keep written records and perform simple computer data input.
Education and/or Experience
Four (4) years experience in landscape maintenance
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offers its more than 8,000 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the fourth-highest graduation rate among all U.S. master's universities, California's oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice.