Student Employment

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Working with Landscape Services

Working as a student landscape worker can provide a great opportunity to develop work skills and gain experience that you can use after you finish college.

On‐campus employment offers you the convenience of working on campus and with a department that is flexible with your class schedule.

For additional information contact:
Susan Budler
402‐472‐1129

General Job Information

Starting wage: $8.75

Work Schedule

  • Our standard work day is 7:00am – 3:30pm, some crews work 6:00am – 2:30pm.
  • We like to have students work in 2 hour blocks when scheduling work time. Our crews will work around your class schedule.

Other requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • A valid driver’s license is required and you must have at least 7 points remaining of 12 points on your driving record to be eligible for employment.
  • All students are required to follow standard safety guidelines concerning all equipment operation and shop work as explained to them by their supervisors.

Landscape Crew

Your duties may include

  • landscape maintenance
  • mow assigned areas using power movers
  • trim shrubs and trees using manual and powered equipment
  • perform seeding, weeding, watering, fertilizing on turf, trees and shrubs using manual and powered spreading devices
  • remove trash and debris around buildings, landscape and receptacle sites
  • remove snow and ice from handicap ramps, steps, sidewalks, drives and parking lots using manual and powered equipment
  • maintain perennial beds and display gardens on campus
  • may operate trucks, tractors, loaders and forklift
  • use of hand tools; shovels, picks, spades and other tools as need to complete job
  • heavy lifting -up to 50 pounds
  • possible lifting, pulling and pushing ‐up to 100 pounds
  • work in all weather and extremes and conditions
  • other duties as assigned
Construction/Hardscape Worker Crew

Your duties may include

  • assist in sidewalk, parking lot and street maintenance and landscape construction on city and east campus
  • to include grading rock lots and maintenance of asphalt , brickwork and concrete surfaces
  • periodic cleaning of parking lots by hand or with equipment
  • remove snow and ice from handicap ramps, steps, sidewalks, drives and parking lots using manual and powered equipment
  • perform maintenance and light construction duties on external structures; maintaining and installation of trash containers, ash receptacles, benches and fences on both campuses
  • heavy lifting -up to 50 pounds
  • possible lifting, pulling and pushing ‐up to 100 pounds
  • use of hand tools; shovels, picks, spades and other tools as need to complete job
  • operation of equipment such as loaders, skid steers, tractors, dump trucks, road graders and asphalt rollers
  • work in all weather and extremes and conditions
  • other duties as assigned
Irrigation Crew

Your duties may include

  • installing complete turf irrigation systems including controllers wiring, control valves, piping and drainage
  • will be working with glues and pvc pipe
  • maintenance and renovating existing irrigation systems
  • remove snow and ice from handicap ramps, steps, sidewalks, drives and parking lots using manual and powered equipment
  • use of hand tools; shovels, picks, spades and other tools as need to complete job
  • heavy lifting -up to 50 pounds
  • possible lifting, pulling and pushing ‐up to 100 pounds
  • work in all weather and extremes and conditions
  • other duties as assigned
Nursery Crew

Your duties may include

  • operation of tree spades, tractors, plows and other nursery equipment
  • assist in tree and shrub care in the field including planting, irrigation, pruning, plant labels, inventory, general plant care and maintenance
  • assist in turf maintenance, including fertilizing, aerating, planting, irrigation and mowing
  • assist in tree and shrub care of container stock including potting, irrigation, pruning, plant labels, inventory, general plant care and maintenance
  • greenhouse work including plant propagation, pest monitoring and control, weeding, mist system maintenance and greenhouse cleaning
  • assist in the care and maintenance of the perennials at Varner trial garden
  • remove snow and ice from handicap ramps, steps, sidewalks, drives and parking lots using manual and powered equipment
  • heavy lifting -up to 50 pounds
  • possible lifting, pulling and pushing ‐up to 100 pounds
  • use of hand tools; shovels, picks, spades and other tools as need to complete job
  • work in all weather and extremes and conditions
  • other duties as assigned