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Company: University of California
Location: San Diego, CA
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Under supervision of the Landscape Services Superintendent, perform a variety of unskilled manual tasks. Load and unload trucks and other vehicles. Collect recyclables from various locations on campus. Clean and maintain recycling and litter sites and receptacles, and loading docks on campus. Collect items left outside recycling bins and load into correct bins for recycling. Report any bin/dumpster damage to supervisor. Clean outdoor areas and remove debris and refuse from work sites. Dispose of chipped branches and other debris at appropriate unloading sites. Assist skilled and semi-skilled workers by hauling, carrying, holding and lifting materials and equipment. Set up and maintain a safety zone with cones, barricades, and/or safety tape to identify areas of landscape work. Operate, maintain and clean power tools, brush chipper, stump grinder, chainsaws or other Landscape Services tools in a correct and safe manner.

Assist Landscape Services personnel by maintaining shrub beds and other planted areas to include pulling weeds, raking and performing minor trimming of shrubs. Sweep, blow and/or shovel mud and debris from walkways, roads, building entrances and outdoor terraces in order to keep campus walkways and roadways safe and clear of debris. Effectively perform in a team oriented service environment. Provide expeditious, professional and courteous customer service. Effectively work with campus customers and co-workers to accomplish work with a high level of quality and efficiency. Operate personal computer to access work assignments, special projects, customer communications, supervisor communications, timekeeping, employment benefits, policies and procedures, work-related internet use, email system, Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS), and automated timekeeping systems.

  • May be required to work overtime.


  • Demonstrated experience assisting a landscape or general horticulture crew performing a variety of unskilled manual tasks.

  • Basic knowledge of recycling standards.

  • Experience safely operating, maintaining and cleaning landscape maintenance tools such as mowers, edgers, blowers, hedge trimmers, line trimmers, chain saws, rakes, shovels, hoes, brooms, and other related landscape maintenance tools.

  • Experience safely operating, maintaining and cleaning landscape equipment such as stump grinders, brush chippers, trenchers, aerators, tractors, roto-tillers and other commonly used power driven landscape maintenance equipment.

  • Demonstrated experience operating large stake bed trucks, lift trucks and tractors.

  • Basic experience using standard computer systems and applications including Microsoft Office Suite, Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), electronic mail and web based applications.

  • Strong ability to problem-solve and exercise sound judgment in order to communicate and respond promptly with tact and diplomacy.

  • Proven ability to build and maintain customer relationships through a professional approach in handling customer service needs and resolving problems efficiently.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate verbally, in writing and electronically. Ability to interact in a positive manner within a diverse community.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team-based, service oriented environment.

  • Ability to prioritize high volume work load subject to frequently changing priorities. Ability to maintain acceptable work habits, punctuality, regularity of attendance and meet deadlines. Ability to follow through and carry out assignments

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to operate a Forklift.

  • Knowledge of International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and ANSI Z-133.1 safety standards.

Special Conditions

  • DOJ/FBI background checks and clearances required prior to employment.

  • DMV background check and clearance required prior to employment. Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver License and participate in the DMV Pull Notice Program.

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