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Landscape Technician

Rutgers University
Full Time
Camden, NJ 08102
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Recruitment/Posting Title Landscape Technician
Job Category AFSCME Local 888
Department IPO-Facilities Grounds-Cmd
Overview Rutgers University–Camden is a diverse, research-intensive campus of approximately 7,400 undergraduate and graduate students and 1,100 faculty and staff members located in Camden, N.J., directly across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. The campus thrives with a supportive culture that helps students achieve their goals and fosters collaboration among employees. The university is recognized as a national model for civically engaged urban universities and was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its Community Engagement classification. Washington Monthly magazine consistently ranks Rutgers University–Camden among its “Best Bang for the Buck” universities and best national research universities. Recently, Rutgers–Camden earned Carnegie classification as an R2 research university.

Posting Summary Under limited direction, leads, guides, instructs and trains grounds group leaders, grounds workers and/or other employees in diversified maintenance, landscaping and grounds duties in the preparation of campus facilities, multipurpose areas of the University and equipment. May perform any duties of the group.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week 40
Daily Work Shift
Work Arrangement
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 16
Position Salary Commensurate with Experience
Annual Minimum Salary 40836.760
Annual Mid Range Salary 48122.720
Annual Maximum Salary 55408.680
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description AFSCME - Local 888
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview.
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.

COVID-19 Immunization Requirement

Rutgers University requires all new employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the employee a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use in the United States or a vaccine that has been listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization. Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine. Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility PERS

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Requires a high school/vocational school education or equivalent plus three years of landscape work experience, including the operation of heavy equipment and encompassing all aspects of the maintenance, care and installation of landscape or one year college-level agriculture courses plus two years of landscape experience, including the operation of heavy equipment.

  • A NJDEP Pesticide Applicator License Category 3B must be obtained, at the expense of the employee, within 90 days of employment.
  • A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B with airbrake endorsement must be obtained, at the expense of the employee, within 90 days of employment.
  • Must obtain certification in a recognized landscape technician program within one year of employment.
  • This position requires drug and alcohol testing in accordance with Federal Law.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Requires a valid driver’s license, two years driving experience and successful completion of the Rutgers Defensive Driving Course.
  • Must have the ability to read, write and speak English as commensurate with job duties.
  • Occasionally will be required to lift 50-75 pound items
  • Occasional bending and climbing.

Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized Working knowledge of Email, Microsoft Office, and Integrated Work Management System (AiM). Various types of motorized equipment/vehicles to include, but not limited to, CMV, backhoe, skid-steer, sweepers, mowers and snowplow units.

Physical Demands and Work Environment There may be exposure to extended periods of sitting, walking, and driving as well as seasonal temperature fluctuation. Occasionally will be required to lift 50-75 pound items; occasional bending and climbing.
Special Conditions
Posting Details

Posting Number 21ST3572
Posting Open Date 11/04/2021
Special Instructions to Applicants Notice to AFSCME Local 888 union members ONLY: To submit an internal bid, an application must be submitted no later than 9:00 a.m. on Friday, 12/3/2021. Although AFSCME Local 888 members have priority consideration, outside applications are accepted as well. For additional information on positions posted on the Camden campus, call 856-225-6475.

Regional Campus Rutgers University-Camden
Home Location Campus Rutgers University-Camden
Location Details
Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Infection Control and Safety

This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.

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