Location: Highline College 2400 S. 240th Street Des Moines
Internal Number: 3396747
Under the direction of the Central Services Manager, this position will:
Install, maintain, repair, and adjust various sprinkler systems and control devices;
Repair, maintain and operate a variety of grounds mechanical equipment, systems, and apparatus;
Clean, service and maintain tools and equipment, including power equipment;
Operate power and motorized equipment such as small trucks, small tractors, lawn mowers, edgers, chain saws, weed trimmers, backpack blowers and sweepers, and perform related duties as required;
Use a variety of manual tools and equipment, such as rakes, hand edgers, loppers, shovels, wheelbarrows, weeding forks, hoes, pruning shears and pesticide sprayers to perform the following: seed, mow, irrigate, sweep, fertilize, top dress, edge and maintain lawns, rake, remove leaves, propagate plants by cutting, seeding, grafting, layering and budding;
Formulate and present recommendations for layout or improvements of grounds;
Plan, prepare, plant, feed, water, prune and maintain flower beds and landscaped areas;
Prepare soil for planting seed, sod, turf, plants, trees and shrubs;
Diagnose and treat plant diseases and pests;
Remove snow and ice from areas such as walks, stairs, roads, ramps and parking facilities;
Install and maintain campus signs, fences, rockeries, etc.;
Maintain adequate supplies and materials inventory;
Provide services for departmental furniture moves, archive retrieval, recycle and package deliveries.
Use hand tools;
Operate power washer;
Ability to lift up to 60 pounds daily, 100 pounds with assistance;
Work in adverse weather conditions such as rain, snow, and ice.
Safety Data Sheets (SDS);
Hazard Communication Standard (HCS);
HS Diploma or GED equivalent; AND
Two years professional experience in gardening or grounds maintenance.
Highline College prides itself on its commitment to diversity and equity, its institutional culture of collegiality and innovation, its globalization of curricula and its inclusion of the community in its programming. Founded in 1961, Highline College is situated in a diverse community just 15minutes south of Seattle. The college annually serves more than 16,500 students – a student population of over 70% students of color, representing 35 nations and more than 100 languages.