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Landscape Maintenance Worker

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Posting Details

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Position Information

Position Title Landscape Maintenance Worker
Requisition Number STFR003579
Division/College Facilities
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Grade 70
Posting Date 07/11/2017

Perform a variety of duties about the premises to maintain grounds and remove debris as assigned by the Landscape Supervisor. Maintain lawns, shrubs, beds and trees to ensure growth; cut, water and weed grounds and remove fallen debris as necessary. Perform a variety of landscaping projects including excavating and grading for driveway construction, and installation and renovations of grass and flowerbeds. Clean roadways, walkways, and parking areas of debris. Remove trash from grounds on a daily basis to maintain appearance and safety to campus area. Clean snow and ice from university and adjoining areas including roadways, walkways, and steps and parking areas. Plow, shovel, salt and sand using University snow removal equipment as necessary to maintain safety to pedestrians and vehicles. Responsible for security of personal equipment, including foul weather gear, boots gloves, etc. Responsible for the operation of the following equipment; powered sweeper, steam cleaner, bobcat and dump truck, and all other ground equipment including jack hammer, rotor tiller and chain saw. Use various tools and equipment including shovels, pick, broom, rack and lawnmower, etc. Detect and report improper operation of facility equipment, defective materials and situations that require repair to Supervisor.

Follow prescribed safety rules and regulations.

Perform other related duties as required or as directed.

*40 hour work – Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM


Suitable references and the ability to follow directions and interact with people.

•Must have a valid Massachusetts driver’s License.
•Must be able to work overtime during and weekends when needed.
•Must have a valid Massachusetts pesticide applicators license.
•Must have a valid Hydraulic License.

*This position is 40 hours per week

*Thirty days after employment employees are required to become a member of Union SEIU Local 32BJ.
*This position requires a background check.
*A record of safe driving is required.
*All University staff members must successfully complete a 90 day probationary period.
*40 hour work – Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
*Snow team is a requirement of this position.
*Landscape Maintenance Workers are considered Essential Personnel. This is a condition of employment
*Job description subject to change based upon the University needs and demands.

Job description subject to change based upon the University needs and demands.
Must be able to perform strenuous manual labor including frequent lifting/carrying of heavy loads up to 50 LBS.
Essential staff for weather related emergencies impacting grounds.
Must have a minimum of 3 years experience in the field of landscape maintenance.
Must be able to pass a Grounds Maintenance proficiency test

Additional Information

A criminal background check is required for this position.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. References
  2. Transcripts
  3. Licenses

Posting Specific Questions

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