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Landscaper

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Work type: Regular
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Professional, Skilled Craft/Trade, Other, Facilities

Under direction of the Lead Landscaper in the Department of Facilities Services (DFS), the Landscaper performs all aspects University grounds maintenance for the Landscape Services division to ensure an aesthetically pleasing, safe, and clean University environment. This position collaborates with DFS and other University departments to complete assignments in a high quality and timely manner.

Duties

  • Under the direction of the Lead Landscaper in the Department of Facilities Services (DFS), perform all aspects of University grounds maintenance for the Landscape Services division to ensure an aesthetically pleasing, safe, and clean University environment. Collaborate with DFS and other University departments to complete assignments in high quality and timely manner.
  • Ensure that all activities are performed in a safe manner and are in compliance with University and regulatory standards, procedures, codes, laws, and regulations. Immediately report any unsafe conditions observed or encountered while completing assigned work to your supervisor or other appropriate individuals.
  • Coordinate with Lead Landscaper and other supervisors to develop plans and schedules for landscaping maintenance and improvement. Safely and effectively operate powered equipment including, but not limited to, power mowers, edgers, weed eaters, chainsaws, and roto-tillers. Inspect equipment prior to each use including checking oil and fluid levels, confirming proper placement of guards and shields, etc. Strive to produce the best possible results during all work performed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: A minimum of two (2) years of paid landscaping maintenance-related experience. Must hold a valid California Driver's license, maintain an acceptable DMV driving record, and remain insurable by University insurance carrier at all times while employed. Must be able to bring a current DMV driving record printout on the first day of employment. Working knowledge of landscaping installation and maintenance techniques and equipment is required. Must be able to organize and properly handle equipment, materials, documents, and keep appropriate records. English, written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required. Ability to use desktop computer is required. Must consistently project a professional demeanor and positive attitude, and be able to effectively and professionally communicate with and answer inquiries from visitors and the University community. Willingness and ability to periodically work overtime hours, respond to emergency calls after hours/weekends, and work rotating weekend shifts is required. Must be flexible to accept assignments in various Campus locations, as well as changes in assignments. Uphold the Living Pepperdine standards in day to day work; participate in Daily Line-Ups and be able to articulate how the standards tie to daily work. Must be able to lift up to 80 lbs and lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 lbs a distance of 100 feet. Must be willing to support the mission of Pepperdine University, articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds. Must be able to operate the following hand tools: brooms, rakes, shovels, saws, loppers, trimmers, machetes, back pack sprayers, and other hand tools. Must be able to operate the following motorized equipment: walk behind power mowers, edgers, weed eaters, leaf blowers, power trimmers, chain saws, roto-tillers, power augers, sod cutter, wood chipper, walk behind trencher, motorized herbicide sprayer, and other power tools. Must be able to operate the following vehicles: pick-up trucks, flatbed trucks with lift gates, tractors, trailers, electric vehicles; Must be able to operate hand trucks, dollies, wheelbarrows, carts, etc. Must be able to operate desktop computer

Preferred: Graduation from high school or its equivalent. 

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with all applicable laws.

This is a regular, nonexempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

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