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Turf Tech - req# 10064

at University of New Mexico

Posted: 8/6/2019
Job Reference #: 10064
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Turf Tech

Requisition IDreq10064
Working TitleTurf Tech
Position Grade03
Position Summary

The University of New Mexico Gallup Campus, Physical Plant & Facilities Department is seeking applications for an experienced Turf Tech.

The Turf Tech performs routine grounds maintenance that may include watering, raking, mowing, weeding, planting, and trash/litter removal. Operates UNM-owned vehicles to perform duties inclusive of the North Campus. Operates grounds equipment/machines and ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies. Snow removal as required, may perform general maintenance and custodial tasks.

The position involves extensive physical activity; requires strenuous physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects over 50 pounds, which require following basic safety precautions. Majority of the work is performed outside and in all types of weather. Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this 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 6 months 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
  • 2-years of experience in tree care, gardening, snow removal, irrigation/drainage, outdoor lighting, and heavy and small equipment operations.
  • Must be able to lift heavy objects, with assistance when needed, and do physical labor for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to work outdoors.
  • Must be able to use all hand tools associated with landscaping work.
  • Must be able to work productively and independently with minimum supervision.
  • Must be able to stay within the department guidelines for appearance, attendance, and position critical standards.
Additional RequirementsHigh school diploma or GED certificate will be required for hire. Please see minimum qualifications for specifics.
CampusGallup
DepartmentGallup Branch
Employment TypeStaff
Staff Type
Term End Date
StatusNon-Exempt
Pay$9.00 To $12.05 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 Date8/21/2019
Application InstructionsComplete online UNMJobs application; please attach a resume with relevant work experience.

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.

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