Grounds & Nursery Service Specialist 2, 018129B

Bellevue College

Posted: 6/17/20
Deadline: 9/9/20

About This Organization

Bellevue College is a student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.

Job Duties

• Landscape Maintenance and Development: Regular/routine mowing, trimming, blowing of lawns and planted areas; blowing off parking lots/ roadways/sidewalks/paths/curbs; weeding of planted areas, tree pruning and care, bulb planting and flower care, etc; bush and shrub trimming; mulch application/spreading, aid/assist/contribute to landscape design and development of College landscape
• Irrigation Troubleshooting and Repair: Reviewing irrigation systems to ensure operation is optimal and efficient; setting and checking irrigation clock timers; repairing damages to sprinklers/pipes/valves/ as needed, upgrading/installing/or modifying irrigation systems to be appropriate for the plant areas being watered, winterizing irrigation systems on campus
• Trash, Recycling, and Litter Control: Collecting loose trash around the exterior of campus; changing trash and recycling receptacles around campus exterior; cleaning designated smoking areas; monitoring main campus compactor, etc.
• Hardscape Cleaning: Pressure washing hard surfaces at ground level and/or on buildings faces/structures, pressure washing moss/mold off of walking surfaces, removing/cleaning vandalism to College property, keeping drains clear

Required Qualifications

• Valid Motor vehicle operator’s license or ability to obtain one upon employment
• Possess Washing State Department of Agriculture certification for pesticide application or ability to obtain within 1 year of employment
• Ability to work outside in ALL weather conditions
• Physical ability to do the required work (i.e. lift/push/or pull at a minimum 50lbs). Must be able to bend, kneel, and or crouch repeatedly
• Effective communication skills and ability to understand detailed written or oral instructions

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