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Landscape Technician - Temporary

Posting Details

Posting Summary

Posting Number TMP00039PO17
Classification Title Building/Grounds Specialist II
Internal Title Landscape Technician - Temporary
Campus Upstate 07
College/Division USC Upstate College/Division Level
Department USC Upstate Facilities Management
Salary $9.00 per hour
Location of Vacancy
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per week 40 hours per week, 48 weeks; ACA eligible
Work Schedule
Type of Temporary Position Temporary Staff
Job Search Category Trades/Maintenance

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for Temporary Positions

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers temporary employees expected to work at least 30 hours per week health and life insurance, flexible spending accounts and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

Under supervision from the Director or Superintendent of Landscape Services or senior staff, the employee is responsible for preparation, maintenance, and beautification of University properties.

Perform the following functions on the campus:
1. Mow and trim turf areas,
2. Prune and trim trees and scrubs,
3. Pick up and remove litter, leaves, and debris,
4. Weed both mechanically and chemically,
5. Plant, water, fertilize shrubs, flowers, trees, etc.,
6. Remove snow and ice from walks and roads,
7. Assist in maintenance of grounds equipment, tools, etc.

In all functions, material that is mowed/pruned/cut/etc. is recycled (mulched, composted, etc.).


A high school diploma is required. Negative pre-employment drug screening and a valid driver’s license and good driving record are required. A successful background check is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Desire 1 year of grounds maintenance or related work experience consisting of general knowledge of plants and landscaping. General knowledge of Microsoft Word and experience maintaining spreadsheets also preferred.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date 07/17/2017
Proposed End Date
Job Open Date 07/05/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quicklink for Posting
EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Non-Essential
Safety/Security Sensitive or Requires a CDL Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Discuss your experiences operating landscape equipment such as mower, loader, sprayer, tractor.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you have any experience in pond and fountain maintenance? If so, please discuss?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Discuss your experiences with maintaining athletic fields.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Discuss your landscaping experiences and abilities as well as any specific projects you have accomplished.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Do you have experience in irrigation design, installation, and repair? If so, please discuss.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume