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Req #: 82654
Job Location: Other Locations
Job Location Detail: Various locations within UW Facilities Services 
Posting Date: 03/18/2014 
Closing Info: Open Continuous  
Salary: Hourly pay ranges from $13.07 to $17.27. 
Union Position: Yes
  This classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit Union Information
Shift: TBD 
Candidate banks represent an ongoing need to fill certain types of positions. Applying for candidate banks makes you available for multiple opportunities during the time period specified on the candidate bank announcement. If your experience is a good match for a current opening, your resume may be referred to the hiring manager and you will be able to track your status on that particular requisition, however, your application status for the Candidate Bank will remain in "Applied/In Review" status.

If you are interested in being considered for other positions, you must apply directly for specific job announcements in addition to applying to the Candidate Bank.

Facilities Services is the large and diverse organization that operates and maintains the Seattle campus facilities, grounds, utility distribution, transportation, waste management and environmental sustainability programs, and provides engineering direction for campus construction.  Our highly skilled and dedicated staff share a strong sense of stewardship and take pride in working together to support the University’s teaching, research and public service programs.

Facilities Services has intermittent openings in a variety of locations for Temporary Gardeners.  These individuals work under general supervision, performing skilled gardening work in the maintenance of grounds, landscapes, nurseries, and/or greenhouses.

Duties may include:

  • Preparing soil for planting;
  • Planting, transplanting, trimming, and watering plants, trees, flowers and shrubs;
  • Applying pesticides and herbicides to flowers and shrubs;
  • Seeding, mowing, irrigating, fertilizing and maintaining lawns;
  • Using a variety of manual tools and equipment, such as rakes, pruning shears, hand edger’s, loppers, shovels, wheelbarrows and pesticide sprayers;
  • Operating power and motorized equipment such as weed trimmers, chain saws, backpack blowers, rototillers, light tractors, front-end loaders, small trucks, lawn mowers, sweepers, aerators, sod cutters and snow blowers;
  • Cleaning, servicing and making repairs to tools and equipment;
  • Assisting in installation and repair of lawn sprinkler system components;
  • Assisting in moving materials and supplies;
  • Performing related duties as required.
    Physical ability to do required work AND one year of experience or training involving grounds maintenance, plant care, cultivation and landscape installation OR equivalent education/experience.   

    Additional requirements for individual positions may vary.
    Condition of Employment:

    A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire.

    Application Process:
    Part of the application process for this position includes the Employment Eligibility Assessment to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  If you haven’t already taken this assessment, it will appear on your screen for you to complete after you select "Apply For This Job" on this job announcement. Once you begin the assessment, it must be completed at that time. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until the assessment is complete.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral. The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or

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