MSW3 Grounds Worker

University of Alaska
January 20, 2023
Offerd Salary:$18.53
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MSW3 Grounds Worker
  • Job Number: 523641

  • Classification: Maintenance Service Worker III

  • Grade: Facilities Maintenance M3

  • Work type: Crafts and Trades, On Campus, Staff Full-time

  • Administrative Unit: University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • School/Business unit: UAF Facilities Services

  • Location: Fairbanks

  • Categories: Agricultural/Life Sciences/Vet Medicine, Facilities/Skilled Trades

  • Position Summary:

    University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Operations Grounds Shop seeks two individuals to be a part of the crew that maintains the campus during summer and winter. This is an ideal position for someone who enjoys being outdoors most of their workday, and must be willing to work in adverse conditions in both seasons. You will be responsible for supporting the successful operations of the general services provided by Facilities Services Department of Operations to UAF campus. This recruitment is open internal to current UA employees as a promotional opportunity or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.


    100Provide for campus beautification and safety by; caring for ornamental trees and shrubs, production and care of annual and perennial flowers, snow removal and sanding and a full range of other landscaping maintenance tasks. Install and maintain landscapes including interior plants capes, identifies and eradicates pests as necessary; and operates tools and equipment. Assist in the training of temporary workers. Performs laboring or other semi-skilled duties including drilling, digging, assists tradesmen when directed.Essential

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: 1. A valid Alaska Driver License is required to hold the position. 2. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in a commercial setting in all types of landscape maintenance including but not limited to; ornamental tree and shrub care, production and care of annual and perennial flowers, greenhouse operation and procedures, interior plant scraping, pest identification and eradication, basic horticultural principles and snow removal is required. 3. Experience in equipment usage should include; trucks, tractors, loaders and tools common to the trade. Knowledge of small equipment including; riding mowers, tillers, push mowers and snow blowers. 4. Ability and willingness to work in outside weather conditions. 5. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals and technical procedures. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management. 6. Reasoning : Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

    Typical Experience:

    Previous experience within the grounds maintenance or construction trades is preferred but not required to obtain an interview, as long as your resume and references demonstrate a well-established work ethic and ability to learn.

    Required Education or Training:

    Must have and maintain a Valid Driver License. Three (3) years multi-trade experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Salary Information:

    MSW3 Step 1 - $18.53/hr

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    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    This recruitment is open internal to current UA employees as a promotional opportunity or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.

    Applicant Instructions: Please attach a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) professional references.

    Local 6070 Generic Union Job Description: https: // www.


    Current University of Alaska Local 6070 employees will be provided priority employment considerations for the first 5 days, when they meet the minimum qualifications for the posted position. Current University of Alaska Local 6070 employees who meet the minimum qualifications for the posting should apply before the review date. However, there is no requirement to be a Bargaining Member in order to apply.

    Applications must be received prior to 11:55 PM Alaska time on January 20 , 2023 , to be considered. Applications received after this time and date may not be considered for this position. To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date.

    UAF COVID Requirements:

    At this time, all university employees are strongly encouraged to vaccinate themselves against the COVID-19 virus. While the federal government is not actively enforcing its COVID-19 vaccine mandates, including its mandate requiring vaccination of federal contractor employees, UAF remains contractually obligated as a federal contractor to comply with those requirements should federal enforcement efforts recommence. As a result, UAF may adjust its vaccination requirements for covered UAF employees (currently Troth Yeddha' campus and employees working in connection with certain federal contracts) at any time in the future, as needed, in order to comply with its contractual obligations.

    To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

    This position is represented by the Alaska Higher Education Crafts & Trades Employees (L6070).

    The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

    UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.

    The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

    Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

    If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Bridget Thimsen, Faciliteis Services HR Coordinator, at [email protected] or 907-474-6265.

    Advertised: 12 Jan 2023 Alaskan Standard Time Applications close: 20 Jan 2023 Alaskan Standard Time

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