George Fox University - Staff and Administrator
  • 07-Feb-2018 to 15-Mar-2018 (PST)
  • Grounds
  • Newberg, OR, USA
  • $32,019 - $37,626
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Staff Position

Would you love to assist a great community, in keeping University grounds clean and attractive? Do you have experience or interest in landscaping and arbor care? George Fox may have the perfect Grounds keeping position for you.

 

George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spirituallyacademically, and professionally to think with clarityact with integrity, and serve with passion. Our vision is to be the Christian university of choice known for empowering students to achieve exceptional life outcomes. We put students first, with Christ at the center of our work, embracing change in order to improve. As a Christ-centered community, George Fox University values diversity as an essential dimension of God's design for human communities. In seeking to become a more inclusive community, we especially encourage applications from women and candidates from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented among our faculty and administration.

 

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Landscape maintenance including: bark dusting, edging, lawn mowing, planting, weeding, blowing, pressure washing, pruning, fertilizing and pesticide spraying, and irrigation.
  2. Preforming specialized pruning and arborist work.
  3. Aid in Landscape installation including: creating new lawn and bed areas, forming swales and contours, installing landscape products, structures and hardware, planting and installing irrigation.
  4. Oversee the work of student workers, temporary laborers, and community service workers.
  5. Participate in ice and snow removal during inclement weather.
  6. Operate equipment such as tractors, trucks, riding mowers, and sweepers.
  7. Be in agreement with the adage that a good attitude is part of the job and strive to maintain a positive attitude towards the job at hand, towards GFU, and     towards students and co-workers.
  8. This position does require weekend, and or, non-routine hours as requested; it does require other duties when and as assigned.

 

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  1. Two years grounds maintenance experience.
  2. Certified Arborist (ISA certified), Journeyman's proficiency in hazardous tree assessment and removal preferred.
  3. Good physical health.
  4. Ability to frequently lift loads of up to 50 pounds.
  5. Ability to traverse entire campus continuously for two hours including handling rough terrain, slopes and stairs in all kinds of weather.
  6. Taking charge of an area, planning the work, assigning tasks, scheduling jobs, and trouble shooting.
  7. Licensing for insecticide, fungicide and herbicide application or CDL.
  8. Strong supervision skills.
  9. Ability to stand and/or stoop for extended periods of time.
  10. Ability to follow written and verbal instruction.
  11. Ability to respond positively to emergency situations.
  12. Must have a valid Oregon Driver's license and pass the University Driver Certification.
  13. An evangelical Christian commitment and lifestyle consistent with the institution's goals, including signed agreement with GFU Statement of Community Responsibilities.
  14. Ability to communicate effectively in English, including on telephone, and in understanding and following instructions.
  15. Ability to work cooperatively with other departments.
  16. Continue with job related education, classes and on the job training.
  17. Ability to operate mechanized grounds keeping equipment.

 

Working Conditions:  Exposure to outside working and weather conditions on a regular basis. 

 

Reporting Relationship:  Reports to Ground Superintendent.

 

 

For Your Personal Well-Being We Offer:

  • A beautiful and peaceful campus environment with areas to walk and coffee shops and restaurants close by
  • A strong Christian vision and mission-led organization with opportunities for your growth and contributions
  • Wonderful Christian peers and a vibrant student population
  • Free Fitness Center membership
  • Free parking
  • Rich employee benefits

 

We invite you to Be Known at Oregon's Nationally Recognized Christian University!

George Fox has been transforming student lives for over 125 years.

Each day we look to broaden our future for generations to come.

We have alumni from 52 countries and all 50 states.

We invite you to become a steward of our dreams using your God-given gifts.

Our Purpose: To educate and inspire students to pursue God's calling.

 **This position is subject to close at any time, regardless of the date on the posting.

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