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Landscape Technician
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 01/06/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Recruitment/Posting Title Landscape Technician
Job Category AFSCME Local 888
Department IPO-Facilities Grounds-Nwk
Posting Summary
Rutgers University-Newark, an urban public research university and anchor institution, located in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise, is seeking a Landscape Technician. 
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Under limited direction, leads, guides, instructs and trains grounds group leaders, groundsworkers and/or other employees in diversified maintenance, landscaping and grounds duties in the preparation of campus facilities, multipurpose areas of the University and equipment.
  • May perform any duties of the group.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 14
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 37433.600
Annual Mid Range Salary 44090.390
Annual Maximum Salary 50747.170
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description AFSCME - Local 888
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility PERS

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Requires a high school/vocational school education or equivalent plus three years of landscape work experience, including the operation of heavy equipment and encompassing all aspects of the maintenance, care and installation of landscape or one year college-level agriculture courses plus two years of landscape experience, including the operation of heavy equipment.  
  • Requires a valid driver’s license, two years driving experience and successful completion of the Rutgers Defensive Driving Course.  
  • A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B with airbrake endorsement and a NJ Pesticide Applicator License Category 3B must be obtained, at the expense of the employee, within 90 days of employment.  
  • This position requires drug and alcohol testing in accordance with federal law. 
  •  Must obtain certification in a recognized landscape technician program within one year of employment.  
  • Must have the ability to read, write and speak English as commensurate with job duties and lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
  • Operates University vehicles and equipment.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Number 21ST3943
Posting Open Date 12/16/2021
Special Instructions to Applicants
Notice to AFSCME Local 888 union members ONLY: To submit an internal bid, an application must be submitted no later than 9:00 a.m. on Monday 12/27/21. Although AFSCME Local 888 members have priority consideration, outside applications are accepted as well.
Regional Campus Rutgers University-Newark
Home Location Campus Rutgers University-Newark
Location Details

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