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
402‐472‐1229

General Job Information

Starting wage: $9.00

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 and a driving record which allows you to be an authorized driver are required. Authorized driver information can be found on the University Transportation website. If you are called in for an interview, be sure to bring your license with you.
  • 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