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Landscape Worker II, Athletics

Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Number HMAE1442
Advertised Title Landscape Worker II, Athletics
Campus Location Park Avenue Campus (Memphis, TN)
Position Number 010460
Category Staff (Hourly/Monthly)
Department PP Landscape
Minimum Position Qualifications

A minimum of one year of experience in grounds and turf maintenance using a variety of specialized motorized tools OR one year of experience as a Landscape Worker I at the University of Memphis, and the successful completion of all required Landscape Worker II – Athletics training.

Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Special Conditions

Initial screening will begin November 8, 2017.

The department is especially interested in candidates with the following:

Proficiency to perform work independently with little or no additional training.

Proficiency to work with power equipment such as chain saws, stump grinders, tractors and sweeper trucks.

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Must be available to work a non-standard work week when necessary, which may include nights, weekends and holidays.

Posting Date 11/02/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Screening Begins No
Hiring Range $11.50 per hour
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time: Benefits Eligible
Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch; and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds and push or pull up to 250 pounds with appropriate tools or moving equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and color vision. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and humid conditions, chemicals, fumes and airborne particles, outdoor spaces and is required to climb ladders to access equipment in high and/or precarious places. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Additional Working Conditions
Special Instructions to Applicants

All applications must be submitted online at

Applicants must complete all applicable sections of the online application in order to be considered for a position. Please upload a cover letter, resume, and reference list after completing your application, if required by the system.

Candidates who are called for an interview must notify the Department of Human Resources in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Is this posting for UofM employees only? No
Positions Supervised

May supervise staff based on role and responsibility.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

-Ability to read, write, and follow verbal instructions.
-Knowledge of the practices, tools, materials and machines used in grounds and turf maintenance operations.
-Knowledge of infield clay(s)/skinned areas and applicable maintenance practices.
-Physical ability to perform work involving standing, stooping, operating equipment, and lifting of materials and equipment.
-Ability to work outdoors in all kinds of weather.
-Knowledge of appropriate safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed.

Additional Position Information

Job Duties

The duties and responsibilities listed are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed in this position and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of the requirements of this job.

Duties & Responsibilities

Turf Maintenance:

Assists in the preparation and maintenance of all facilities for practices, events and games.

Assists in the layout and painting of athletic fields.

Operates paint machines, skid steer, aerifiers, sweepers, verti-cuters, top dressers and reel mowers.

Duties & Responsibilities

Grounds Care:

Cleans, maintains and repairs lawn care tools and equipment.

May assist with the mixing and application of chemicals for weed control.

Maintains grounds; water, rakes, mows trims and edges lawns and shrubbery.

Maintains work area in a clean, neat and orderly manner.

Picks up and bags litter, broken glass and tree limbs.

Plants shrubs, trees, flowers and other plants.
Re-sods or reseeds barren areas.

Answers questions and provides information to staff, faculty, students, and visitors.

Duties & Responsibilities

Other duties as assigned.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • YES
    • NO

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. References List