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Grounds Landscaping Technician

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma 73107
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift, 2nd Shift, After School


Job Function:

Performs semi-skilled duties required to maintain University grounds.   Maintain flower beds, pulling weeds, watering plants, hedging and planting flowers.  Also includes:  push mowing, edging, picking up trash, general clean-up of facilities, and other assigned duties.


Essential Job Functions: 


  1. Maintain flower beds, pulling weeds, watering plants, hedging and planting flowers. 

  2. Push mowing, edging picking up trash, general clean-up of facilities, and other assigned duties.

  3. Operates power equipment used in the maintenance of grounds.

  4. Follows and ensures compliance with safety policies and procedures

  5. Sweeps, picks up and maintains appearance of grounds, curbs and walkways.

  6. Prunes and trims trees and shrubs.

  7. Waters lawns, garden beds and shrubs.

  8. Performs snow and ice removal, as needed.

  9. Applies pesticides and fertilizers.

  10. Performs routine maintenance on grounds equipment.

  11. Performs semi-skilled duties required to maintain University grounds.

  12. Completes all mandatory training and participated in a minimum of two professional development each year.

  13. Performs other duties as assigned.


The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Pay Rate: $10.43


Minimum Qualifications:


High School diploma/GED or equivalent experience

 Work Experience:

6 months previous work experience or related horticulture classes.


Valid Oklahoma driver's license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Ability to read and interpret routine written or printed materials such as labels on chemicals (mix chemicals), basic charts, diagrams or instruction material for equipment

  • Ability to effectively use maintenance, garden and hand tools, sprayers, etc

  • Ability to work efficiently independently and/or in a team environment

  • Ability to follow and ensure compliance with safety policies and procedures

  • Passion for assisting customers and representing the OSU brand with positivity and professionalism

  • Evidences a history of demonstrating ethical and professional behavior

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One year responsible work experience
  • Previous flower bed experience   

Working Conditions:

  • Must present a clean, professional uniform appearance while maintaining normal and acceptable standards of personal hygiene.

  • Protective mask, and other impervious Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required as the situation dictates.

  • Requires working in the outdoors, tolerating sometimes extreme weather conditions (heat, cold, wind, etc.).    

  • Exposure to various chemicals including fertilizer and herbicide. 


Physical Requirements: 

  • Extensive standing and/or walking; Occasional bending/stooping, squatting/ crouching and pushing/pulling
  • Exposure to various chemicals including fertilizer and herbicide
  • Requires ability and adequate dexterity to operate tools and equipment required for job.
  • Repetitive movement of hand/wrist.
  • Requires substantial strength and stamina.  
  • Manual dexterity/visual ability to operate motor vehicle, computer and radio.
  • Physical and mental stamina to perform the essential job functions.
  • May need to lift up to 45 pounds.  If an object weighs more than 45 pounds, OSU-Oklahoma City requires this to be a two-person lift.



The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.


Posted: 2019-08-16 Expires: 2038-01-18

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system of interdisciplinary programs that prepares students for success. OSU is America’s Brightest Orange. Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all. As Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research, and outreach. OSU has more than 37,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 25,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 240,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world.

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Grounds Landscaping Technician

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma 73107

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