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Grounds Maintenance Specialist

Boys Town Omaha, NE
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Job Description

Grounds Maintenance / Landscaping / Lawn Care Specialist

CLOSING DATE: December 9th, 2018

OVERVIEW OF BOYS TOWN

Are you passionate about shaping the future of Americas Youth?

Boys Town is nationally recognized for its research-proven child, health and family care programs. As one of the countrys largest nonprofit funded child-care organizations, Boys Town touches the lives of more than 2 million children and families nationwide each year.

OVERVIEW OF JOB

As the Grounds Maintenance / Landscaping / Lawn Care Specialist you will participate in the production, maintenance, and clean-up of the grounds and facilities at Boys Town. As our Grounds Maintenance / Landscaping / Lawn Care Specialist, some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Maintaining fruit tree and orchard production including pruning trees for proper growth and repair and removing hazardous trees and limbs.
  • Controlling growth of unwanted species of weeds and grass by weeding, cultivating, and trimming; identify the need for, applying, maintaining, and properly disposing of chemical pesticide.
  • Operating and maintaining grounds maintenance equipment; driving a Boys Town vehicle as needed to complete the duties of the job.
  • Performing general building maintenance and removing snow, ice, and other debris as needed.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, OR SKILLS

  • High school diploma or equivalent is preferred.
  • Previous experience in grounds maintenance or agriculture.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record and pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check.
  • This position is on-call (continuously or rotationally) to provide support and must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays if needed.
  • Knowledge of a broad range of landscaping practices, techniques, tools, equipment, and safety procedures.
  • Ability to identify weeds and lawn diseases and determine proper application of chemicals.
  • Skills in installation and maintenance of landscaping plants and materials.
  • State of Nebraska certified pesticide and herbicide applicator license is required within 90 days of hire.

Moderate to very heavy physical work required, occasionally having to lift up to 70 pounds without assistance and in excess of 100 pounds with assistance. Walking, standing, reaching, bending, digging, and may be required to work at heights of 10 feet or more.

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related

Job Details

Date Posted December 4, 2018
Date Closes January 3, 2019
Requisition 12672
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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