Job Description

Gardener

Requisition IDreq10865
Working TitleGardener
Position Grade05
Position Summary

UNM Facilities Management (FM) is seeking a talented and self-motivated individual to join our team as a Gardener. The primary responsibilities of the Gardener will be implementing detailed landscaping plans, planting, fertilizing, applying chemicals, watering, removing weeds, and pruning woody and herbaceous plants.

Facilities Management is responsible for the care and upkeep of the physical campus environment that covers 680 acres of land.

For more information about FM-Grounds & Landscaping visit: https://fm.unm.edu/services/grounds-and-landscaping.html

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • A valid New Mexico driver's license will be required if a motor vehicle must be operated on the job.
  • This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the CWA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in maintaining and pruning shrubs and flower beds utilizing proper horticultural techniques
  • Experience in planting and transplanting shrubs and small trees
  • Familiarity with proper application of fertilizers and pesticides
  • Ability to organize work schedule and guide other
  • Knowledge of safe working practices andproper care and use of equipment
Additional RequirementsPlease include ALL previous relevant work experience on your application (DO NOT limit it to your most recent employers).
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentFM Grounds (821C0)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
StatusNon-Exempt
Pay$9.49-$13.29 Hourly
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date10/31/2019
Application InstructionsA complete application must include: resume and reference list for three (3) prior supervisors with their contact information.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Application Instructions

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