Boise State University Landscape Technician, Senior in Boise, Idaho

Position Summary


A Landscape Technician, Senior is measured chiefly by the responsibilities to care and maintain shrub, flower and lawn acreage. Ability to identify plant damage and eradicate pests. The Technician Senior is responsible for applying horticultural knowledge to plant nutritional requirements and site exposure.


Routine Landscape Maintenance: Performs routine maintenance, through manual labor and equipment operation, of campus landscape.

  • Litter and debris removal
  • Maintain safe and aesthetic hardscapes
  • Planting, pruning, pest management, fertilization, debris removal and other cultural practices to maintain safe and aesthetic trees
  • Planting, pruning, fertilization, pest management, debris removal and other cultural practices to maintain safe and aesthetic landscape beds
  • Seeding, sod installation, aeration, topdressing, fertilization, pest management, mowing and other related cultural practices to maintain safe and aesthetic turf
  • Irrigation repair and regular zone checks to insure proper irrigation of all plant material
  • Snow and ice removal to provide safe public access to all areas of campus

Lead Work: Assists foremen in direction, coordination and implementation of landscape maintenance duties.

  • Interprets work instructions and determines time and sequence of operations to ensure timely completion of assigned task
  • Ensures a safe working environment for clients, the public and staff
  • Ensures compliance to standards of quality in task completion
  • Ensures timely communication and task completion for special requests
  • May supervise temporary and/or student staff on tasks and small projects


  • Maintains pesticide records for accountability
  • Maintains fertilization records for accountability
  • Reviews and understands MSDS records before applying chemicals

Instruction / Training: Provides instruction and training to temporary and/or student staff in landscaping techniques and standards.

  • Trains and instructs temporary and/or student staff in the operation of specialized equipment
  • Trains and instructs temporary and/or student staff in basic and advanced landscaping techniques
  • Trains and instructs temporary and/or student staff in proper record keeping


  • Current driver’s license
  • Professional applicators license – to be acquired within the 6 month probationary period

Competencies: to perform the job successfully, the individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Takes necessary safety precautions sufficient to be able to establish a safe work environment for self and others
  • Sets high standards
  • Attention to Detail
  • Achieves concrete and tangible results
  • Knows internal and external customer business needs and acts accordingly
  • Applies exceptional customer service
  • Good communications
  • Identifies problems and issues and finds effective solutions
  • Works as a productive member of a cohesive group toward common goals
    Minimum Qualifications

Six months of experience working for Idaho State government performing the duties of a Landscape Technician (or Grounds Maintenance Worker); OR have one year of experience in landscaping and general grounds maintenance work; OR have completed a recognized course of study in landscape gardening or landscape design such as a formal vocational training program or a two-year college course in ornamental horticulture or landscape work; OR Successful completion of a formal vocational training program in landscape maintenance, such as Certified Technician in Landscape Installation and Maintenance, or Landscape Irrigation or equivalent work experience

Willing AND physically able to lift and carry items weighing approximately 50 pounds, bend, stoop and shovel in all types of weather

Must have a valid driver’s license

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Title: Landscape Technician, Senior

Categories: Classified Career Postings

Search #: 180044

Employee Type: Classified Full-Time

Department: Campus Facilities

Status: Open

Salary: $11.62 per hour

Close Date: 11:59 pm on April 4, 2018