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Job Standard for Landscape Technician, Senior

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Landscape Technician, Senior Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 06685
  • Pay Grade: G
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Level 2
  • Family: Campus Planning & Facilities
  • Function: Landscape


Under direction, be responsible for specialized landscaping and grounds maintenance work at a state institution/university campus, and/or supervise and instruct a small crew in this work; operate and maintain related equipment; perform related work.

Level Scope

Applies skills and job knowledge in area of specialization; may adapt procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet needs of area of specialization; may work on non-routine tasks; resolves issues/makes working decisions within area of specialization or responsibility with minimal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I

Six months of experience in the Idaho State service performing the duties of a Landscape Technician (formerly Grounds Maintenance Worker). Completion of a recognized course of study in landscape gardening or landscape design may be substituted for the required experience.


One year of experience in flower gardening and general grounds maintenance work. Completion of a recognized course of study in landscape gardening or landscape design may be substituted for the required experience.


Successful completion of a formal vocational training program in flower gardening and general grounds maintenance work such as Certified Technician in Landscape installation, irrigation, and maintenance/equipment overhaul or those operated under or similar to programs operated by State, Federal, or local agencies through school districts.


Education: Completion of a two-year curriculum in ornamental horticulture or landscape work at the junior college or college level;


any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by the Division of Human Resources.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.
  • Ability to communicate ideas and apply general rules to specific problems

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Landscape Technician, Senior must:

  • This class identifies the Senior worker who has day-to-day responsibility for landscaping and grounds maintenance.
  • In addition to performing the Landscaping Technician duties,  incumbents may train, assign work, and review the performance of subordinates.
  • Although the typical assignment is that of a supervisor, non-supervisory positions may be allocated to this level where the performance of a limited number of technical tasks is of primary importance. Examples of non-supervisory assignments are:
  • On a specific project or in a specific area, designs and implements beds and borders including recommendations for new planting, replanting and reorganizing existing plants of lawn areas, shrubbery, shade and ornamental trees, and flower beds; inspects plants, trees and shrubs for insect pests or disease and takes necessary measures for eradication; maintains records and files and submits reports as required; may develop snow removal plans.

35% of Time the Landscape Technician, Senior

  • Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Landscape Technician, Senior

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Incumbents may lift and carry items weighing approximately 50 pounds, and bend, stoop, and shovel in all types of weather.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Landscape Technician, Senior

Career Path

Landscape Foreman

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.