The Landscape Specialist is responsible for landscaping and grounds maintenance activities. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.
Receives work orders and prepares work schedules, according to nature of job.
Plans and directs the location and planting of trees, plants, and shrubbery.
Oversees watering, fertilization, pruning, and pest control and disease treatment programs for trees and greenery.
Schedules equipment to be used in maintenance operations, such as mowing, patching potholes, and painting street or curb lines.
Inventories and orders supplies and equipment.
Inspects work in progress and upon completion for compliance to original plans.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in landscaping and grounds maintenance. Ability to supervise the work activities of subordinate employees in landscaping and grounds maintenance. Ability to operate grounds maintenance equipment. Ability to maintain records and estimate landscaping and grounds maintenance needs.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of experience in landscaping, grounds maintenance, or related area, including one year in a leadership capacity.
Additional requirements determined by the institution for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.
OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.