Job Description

Supv,Grounds & Landscaping

Requisition IDreq5134
Working TitleSupv,Grounds & Landscaping
Position Grade11
Position Summary

UNM's Facilities Management has great opportunity for a Supervisor, Grounds & Landscaping to join our team. We are looking for a well-versed, detail oriented and results-driven individual who will supervise the operational maintenance activities of the campus grounds and landscape areas, which may include recreational and athletic fields; oversee the daily activities of grounds and landscaping paraprofessional and service personnel. In addition, must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.

Facilities Management is responsible for the care and the upkeep of the physical campus environment. In addition, FM manages the operations and maintenance of facilities, including buildings, grounds, landscaping, fleet vehicles, and utilities; with an approximate team of 400 employees for more than 12 million square feet of interior space and 680 acres of land.

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Conditions of Employment
  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • As a CDL driver, the employee will be required to comply with all provisions of DOT Regulation 49 CFR Parts 40 and 382, including random drug and alcohol testing.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • NM Irrigation License (CID) JS-MS-6 and City of Albuquerque Backflow Prevention Certificate must be attained within one year of date of hire.
  • Possession of a valid New Mexico Commercial Driver's License (CDL) must be attained within one year of date of hire.
  • Possession of State of NM Ornamental and Turf Pest Control Licenses in Insecticides and fungicides (3A), and Herbacides (3B) must be attained within one year of date of hire.
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; at least 3 years 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 supervising, directing and training employees in a landscape maintenance
    operation setting.
  • Knowledge and experience in landscape equipment operation and maintenance practices.
  • Knowledge of horticultural and turf maintenance, best management practices.
  • Knowledge and experience in landscape irrigation programming, repairs and water conservation practices.
  • Experience in pesticide and fertilization practices and applications as well as required NMDA records management requirements.
  • Experience and knowledge in ensuring applicable safety procedures and requirements are
  • Experience with implementing and performing snow removal operations.
  • Ability to organize and allocate resources and establish priorities.
Additional RequirementsApplication must reflect ALL completed education, certifications, and/or licensures to reflect you meet the minimum qualifications for this job.
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentFM Grounds (821C0)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
Pay$14.98 - $22.47 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 RequiredYes
For Best Consideration Date10/18/2018
Application InstructionsPlease attach: Resume, Cover letter, and Reference list for three (3) prior supervisors and their contact information.

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.

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