Website South Dakota State University

Deadline:  Open till filled, first consideration 12/08/20

Salary Range CG GH:  $16.89/hour – $20.25/hour depending upon qualifications, plus benefits

12 months, 100% time

Job Responsibilities:  Maintain campus landscape, grounds, signage, parking lots and streets. Provide snow/ice removal services as well as sand and ice melt applications. Plant shrubs, trees, and perennial plants. Load and move materials such as sand, rock and dirt. Operate various types of equipment such as pay loaders, skid steers, small to large tractors, pickups with blades, dump trucks and lawn mowers and specialized turf equipment such as over seeders, sprayers, and aerators.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of: 

Irrigation maintenance
Landscape, turf, and tree maintenance
Equipment and vehicle safety
Winter maintenance activities
Highway and vehicular laws and regulations
Preventative equipment maintenance and repairs

Skill and Ability to:   

Operate dump trucks, pay-loaders, mowers, skid-steers, tractors, and specialized turf and spray equipment
Communicate effectively
Work in various weather conditions
Promote a safe exterior environment for campus

Required License:  Valid driver’s license is required. Must be able to obtain CDL and pesticide’s license within 6 months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous landscaping, turf, or irrigation experience. Experience operating industry specific equipment.

Comments: SDSU is a tobacco free environment. It is the policy of the University to maintain a drug-free environment and to thereby establish, promote, and maintain a safe and healthy working and learning environment for employees and students. This position is subject to South Dakota State University’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy 4:14. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

Benefits:  SDSU offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee, spouse, and dependents; life insurance; long-term disability insurance; paid holidays; educational assistance; retirement plans; and a generous vacation accrual and sick day allowance. 

Application Procedures:  SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site, to apply visit  [SE8301-80912] Posting #: CSA00903P

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students.  Women, minorities, veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by calling 605-688-4128 or sending an e-mail to  SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status, citizenship or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities.  Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact:  Michelle Johnson, Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance & Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007, 605-688-4128.  

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