University of Utah Landscape Gardener in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 12/05/2018

Requisition Number PRN19111B

Job Title Landscape Gardener

Working Title Landscape Gardener

Job Grade B

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Mon – Fri 6am to 2:30pm

VP Area President

Department 01741 - CORE SUPPORT

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 9.62 to 17.31

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

If you are looking for a future in horticulture and enjoy working outdoors, come work as a Landscape Gardener on the beautiful University of Utah campus grounds. Learn horticultural skills and plant identification at Utah’s state arboretum, where your dynamic team of 3 to 4 coworkers will teach and learn from you. You’ll also work alone and head projects on your own as you take advantage of our opportunities for education and advancement within the U of U family!

This is a benefited position, which allows a percentage discount on classes given by the U of U as well as insurance and paid holidays.


• Responsible for landscape and installation of a specific area of the University to provide an aesthetically pleasing and safe environment, and accomplished in accordance with university and department policies and procedures.

• Regular gardening and landscape maintenance such as fertilizing, mowing, edging, sodding, pruning, litter cleanup, weeding, snow removal, tree planting, and watering to conserve healthy and vigorous plants.

• Control weeds and pests using principles of integrated pest management (IPM).

• Must operate different models of tools such as hand pruners, loppers, push and ride lawn mowers, chain saws, leaf blowers, dump trucks, and utility carts.

• Work expediently, efficiently, and independently with limited direction from Lead Horticulturist

• Perform snow removal in winter months utilizing shovels, blowers, and plows.

• Prepare for and keep campus open and safe during inclement weather such as snow storms.

• Knowledge of the common names of trees, shrubs, flowers, weeds and insect pests.

• Employees are required to be available for on call snow removal during winter months.

Minimum Qualifications

Successful completion of an approved apprenticeship program as a Master Gardener, or equivalency; nine months of progressively more responsible grounds experience; a knowledge of the common names of trees, shrubs, monocots, and dicots; and a valid Utah State Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator License required. Demonstrated oral and written communications skills; analytical and trouble shooting skills; and customer services skills also required.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.