State of ColoradoDenver 80204
Full Time
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Grounds & Nursery I

State of Colorado
Full Time 40 per week Auraria Higher Education Center, Denver, CO 80204, United States
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Overview

This posting is only open to Colorado residents.  - an exemption contingent upon residency waiver

Department Information

Welcome to the Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC) located in the Platte River Valley in downtown Denver. AHEC is the service provider for 38,000 students and approximately 5000 faculty and staff working at and attending the Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver and the University of Colorado Denver. Learn more about us through this link:  

Auraria employees enjoy an excellent benefits package which includes paid vacation, holidays and sick leave, discounted RTD Eco-Pass, BenefitHub (medical, dental, disability, life), and outstanding retirement plan.  Learn more through this link: .

If you're interested in a great job working alongside great people, this may be the opportunity for which you've been waiting!

Description of Job

This position is located in the Grounds Services Unit within the Facilities Services Department of the Auraria Higher Education Center.  The purpose of the Grounds Services Unit is to create an atmosphere conducive to a pleasant learning experience by providing an environmentally safe and anesthetically pleasing landscape on the Auraria Campus. This unit is tasked with maintaining the trees and shrubbery and the care of lawns and other landscaped areas. This unit is also responsible for pruning and transplanting plant material, trees, shrubs and flowers, weeding as well as planting and caring for established lawns, ornamental landscapes and landscape beds. 

As a Grounds and Nursery I, this position is responsible for the following:
 
 GROUNDS MAINTENANCE: 

  • Cares for established lawns, trees, flower beds and walkways by mulching, aerating, weeding, grubbing and removing thatch using hand, powered and/or motorized tools
  • Provides proper upkeep of sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, fountains, planters, burial sites, or other grounds features
  • Mixes and sprays or spreads fertilizers, herbicides, or insecticides onto grass, shrubs, or trees, using hand or automatic sprayers or spreaders.
  • Gathers and remove litter from exterior trash cans

 LANDSCAPE and TURF MAINTENANCE
  • Cares for established lawns, trees flower beds and walkways by mulching, aerating, weeding, grubbing and removing thatch using hand, powered and/or motorized tools. 
  • Provides proper upkeep of sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, fountains, planters,  or other grounds features.
  • Mixes and sprays or spreads fertilizers, herbicides, or insecticides onto grass, shrubs, or trees, using hand or automatic sprayers or spreaders. 
  • Removes unwanted weeds via spraying and/or removing weeds by hand.

 EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE and OPERATION:

  • Maintains and/or repair tools, equipment, or structures, such as buildings, greenhouses, fences, or benches, using hand or power tools
  • Operates vehicles and powered equipment, such as mowers, tractors, twin-axle vehicles, snow blowers, chain saws, electric clippers, sod cutters, and pruning saws.

  SNOW REMOVAL and DAILY SAFETY:
  
  • Provides coverage as part of the Snow Removal Team. Stock safety supplies for Grounds Shop and provide personal safety training and equipment for the crew. Oversee chemical storage and MSDS notebook.
  • Removes snow and ice from sidewalks, patios, and streets by operating snow plows, sweepers, snow blowers and hand shovels.

Additional Duties: Perform such other duties as are assigned from time-to-time by the direct supervisor and members of the AHEC leadership team. 

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (must be specifically demonstrated on application):  
  • ONE (1) year of progressively responsible grounds care and maintenance work experience. 
CONDITIONS of EMPLOYMENT:
  • The person selected for this position must maintain his/her ability to stand for long periods of time as well as kneel, stoop, crouch, reach and grab in the performance of job-related duties. 
  • Must be willing and able to physically maneuver and manipulate various hand tools (shovels, rakes, pruning saws, saws, hedge or brush trimmers, or axes) used in the performance of job-related duties
  • This person selected for this position must maintain his/her ability to perform the physical demands of this position which include physically manipulating and moving shrubbery and other landscaping material in excess of 10 lbs. on a frequent basis as well as 20 lbs. to 50 lbs (occasionally). 
  • Must maintain possession of a current valid State of Colorado motor vehicle license.  He/she must maintain his/her  ability to independently travel in the performance of job-related duties
  • Must be willing and able to perform work duties while exposed to extremes in  weather elements (i.e. snow in the winter, heat in the summer). 
  • Willingness to adhere to all safety guidance material.


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