Grounds & Nursery Services Specialist 3
Company: Western Washington University
Posted on: November 22, 2022
Grounds & Nursery Services Specialist 3
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Business and Financial Affairs
Position TitleGrounds & Nursery Services Specialist 3
About the UniversityWestern Washington University, with over 16,000
students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally
recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The
campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of
90,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the
North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of
Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western
is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the
Pacific Northwest, according to the 2022 U.S. News & World Report
About the DepartmentThe Facilities Management Department
(https://president.wwu.edu/mission-strategic-plan) , which states
that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are
committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world
with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive
achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color,
people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from
underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences
interested in this opportunity.
About the PositionPerforms Grounds & Nursery Services Specialist 3
duties involving the maintenance and installation of the campus
irrigation systems in a comprehensive Grounds maintenance program.
This includes but not limited to maintaining, modifying, repairing,
installing or adjusting campus irrigation systems as needed.
Inspect and troubleshoot systems for leaks and proper operations.
Monitor and program controllers as necessary to maintain optimal
watering. Perform duties of Grounds & Nursery Services Specialist 2
and/or Utility Worker 2 as directed by Supervisor.
+ High School Diploma or equivalent.
+ Minimum of two years work experience involving irrigation
maintenance and construction in a commercial and/or institutional
+ Ability to operate gas powered machinery and small tractors.
+ Ability to read and understand written information and
+ Ability to communicate clearly.
+ Ability to maintain and use hand and power tools safely as
required for the trade.
+ Valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one prior to
starting work in order to drive a state-owned vehicle for travel to
+ Physically perform essential job functions with or without
+ Ability to work with computer hardware and software required to
track work orders and record time worked.
+ Possess strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a
friendly and cooperative manner with students, staff, and faculty
at all levels of the organization and in contacts with the
+ Ability to manage time well and work under pressure situations
with tight schedules and deadlines to complete projects.
+ Bachelor of Science Degree in Horticulture or equivalent.
+ Demonstrated experience involving landscape maintenance and
construction in a commercial and/or institutional setting.
+ Knowledge of Plant Identification and their characteristics.
+ Applicable experience working at Western Washington University
and knowledge of the campus irrigation systems.
+ Knowledge of WISHA/OSHA rules and regulations.
+ A strong knowledge of applicable Washington Administrative Code
(WAC) regulations and local building and plumbing codes.
+ A strong knowledge of Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act
(WISHA) Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) rules and
regulations, standard job safety rules, proper use of a face
Conditions of EmploymentAll employees must comply with our
Immunization policies, includingCOVID vaccination
time of hire andProof of Rubeola Measles Immunity
within 60-days of hire. Please reach out toHR@wwu.eduif you need
information regarding medical or religious exemption and applicable
Salary $3,024 - $3,915/month depending on qualifications and
Benefits Information2022 Benefits Overview for Classified Positions
Bargaining UnitThis position is part of bargaining unit B and is
covered by the collective bargaining agreement with Washington
Federation of State Employees.
Application materials should address your experience related to the
position responsibilities and the required and preferred
Closing Date NotesPosition is open until filled
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and
affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse,
broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with
disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In
compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its
commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces
diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and
parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or
genetic information in its programs or activities, including
employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy
on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and
. Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Civil Rights and Title
IX Compliance, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Western Washington
University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA
98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);
WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to
qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request
this document in an alternate format or to request an
accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services
, 360.650.3303 or 711 (Washington Relay).
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided
pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy
and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("The Clery Act"). It includes
statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning
reported crimes that occurred on Western's campus; in certain
off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western;
and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and
accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional
policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning
alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes,
sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this
report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the Office of
the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services
email@example.com. The report can be found at:Annual Security
and Fire Safety Report
All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show
employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen
and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough
background check will be conducted on all new hires which includes
asexual misconduct background check
Job no: 499946
Advertised: Jul 13 2022 09:00 Pacific Daylight Time
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