DESCRIPTION: The Grounds & Nursery Specialist 2 performs skilled gardening work in the maintenance of Bellevue College main campus grounds, landscapes, pathways and parking lots. Under supervision, the Grounds 2 personnel also performs tasks requiring knowledge of cultivation and maintenance of lawns, athletic turf, trees and ornamental plants, such as pruning, aerating, fertilizing, transplanting plant material and applying chemicals.
COMPREHENSIVE WAGE AND BENEFIT PACKAGE We offer comprehensive compensation package with salary and benefits as the main components. Competitive salary is within the Range stated above, and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits package is offered through Washington State plans that includes multiple medical, dental, life and disability coverage choices for employees and dependents; choices of retirement and deferred compensation plans; paid holidays, sick, and vacation plans; transit program, reduced tuition, employee discounts and memberships, etc.
For more details about Bellevue College's excellent employee benefits, please visit Benefits section, next to Description section.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE Bellevue College is a diverse 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. Bellevue College is located just 10 miles east of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 45% students of color and over 1,800 international students. 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.
We strive to create a vibrant and inclusive campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty and staff. As an essential part of our mission and goals, diversity, equity and pluralism are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life. By enriching student life through leadership opportunities, personal learning and cultural experiences, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation and student success.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL 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
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
One year experience or training involving grounds maintenance, plant care, or equivalent education and/or experience
Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memorandums
Ability to write simple correspondence
Ability to effectively present information in one on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization
Working experience with the operation of commercial lawn mowers, line trimmers and other industry related tools and equipment
Ability to work in an environment that embraces diversity and diverse perspectives to enhance the attainment of organizational goals. As well as, building constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation and mutual regard
Familiarity with MS Outlook (email)
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Applications received by 07/15/19 will be given full consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.
Background Check: Prior to a new hire, a background check will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
Individuals interested in this position are encouraged to apply. Your application must include a complete online application and all of the required documents below to be considered complete:
Complete an online Application (note that stating 'See Resume' on any section of the online Application will be deemed incomplete)
Complete the Supplemental Questionnaire
Attach a Cover Letter
Attach a Resume
Attach a Diversity Statement that addresses the following: Please provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity. (max 1 page)
OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: Human Resources Department, R130, Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; closed weekends and holidays. Bellevue College is committed to increasing cultural diversity among its staff and faculty. Applicants with multicultural experience and/or backgrounds, which will add richness and diversity to Bellevue College, are encouraged to apply.
Bellevue College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, language, sex, sexual orientation, including gender identity or expression, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Please see policy 4150 at http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/policies/. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Title IX Coordinator, 425-564- 2641, Office C227, and EEOC/504 Compliance Officer, 425-564- 2178, Office R130.
The college strongly encourages all qualified applicants to apply. The successful candidate must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for employment in the United States.
Bellevue College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request disability accommodation in the application process, employees and the general public should contact Human Resources at 425-564- 2274, Fax 425-564- 3173 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Located in Bellevue, Washington, Bellevue College is a community based public institution. 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 serves 37,000 students every year, and is represented by 65 different countries. Bellevue College has a variety of distance learning options for the students such as online learning. Students have the opportunity to receive a variety degrees and certificates that range from a GED to a Baccalaureate degree. The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities accredits Bellevue College as a baccalaureate degree-granting institution.