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Grounds Technician

Reed College , Portland, Oregon

Job - Education

Close Date: 06/19/2019

The Grounds Technician performs a variety of manual tasks to maintain the College grounds and related equipment. This is a full-time non-exempt position working 40 hours per week, typically Monday through Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm. The pay is $19.61 per hour. Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), 22 days of paid vacation, 7 paid holidays, half-day Fridays in the summer, and many other campus amenities, such as membership to the campus fitness center for employee and spouse and discounted Trimet transit passes.

Who You Are

You enjoy working outdoors.

Working with plants, turf, trees, shrubs and flowers is satisfying.

You are comfortable using and maintaining hand tools, power tools, tractors, sweepers and other equipment used in landscape maintenance.

Safety is essential and you take precautions to make sure the area around you is safe.

You have experience identifying hazards in the workplace.

You enjoy working independently, and within a team setting.

You like working in a diverse environment and you enjoy interacting with people who have different backgrounds than you.

You are a strong listener and can follow verbal and written instruction.

You are able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with college staff, students and the general public.

You are interested in obtaining an Oregon Pesticide Applicators License, and understand when application is necessary.

High school or G.E.D. and one (1) year of general landscape maintenance experience; or any combination of experience and education to perform the duties of the job. Working knowledge of typical northwest plant material. Pre-employment physical and valid driver's license is required. Candidate must have a Oregon Chemical Applicators License or be able to get one within 6-months of hire date. Pre-employment physical required. Course work in horticulture or landscape maintenance preferred.


Work is performed both indoors and outside with exposure to weather conditions. Physical effort is required to lift heavy objects up to 50 lbs.

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