Performs all aspects of landscape maintenance, including, but not limited to organic and conventional care and maintenance of turf, shrubs, annuals, snow removal and litter pickup throughout campus.
Performs ongoing maintenance of landscape systems, including: aeration, fertilization, renovations (seeding and sodding) of turf; and routine maintenance of walkways, roadways, and irrigation systems.
Performs mowing and edging of turf areas in accordance with established standards.
Assists in the planting and maintenance of the annual and perennial gardens and display containers.
Performs routine maintenance of walkways, roadways, and drainage systems.
Performs all aspects of leaf and snow removal services, including, but not limited to operating plow trucks, skid loaders, snow throwers, salt spreaders and hand shovels.
During off-season, assists with clean up and maintenance of building, shops, mechanical rooms, utilities distribution tunnels, including debris removal, furniture moving and event support.
Facilities Maintenance Operations (FMO) offers building and landscape maintenance, and custodial services to Harvard faculties and departments on a fee-for-service basis. All services are provided in strict accordance with customer-determined standards. As such, FMO operates as an in-house alternative to contractor services and therefore manages by the same principles that guide any successful maintenance service business.
Salary Grade: 001
Union: 42 - Int Un Oper Engineers Loc 877
Requirements: A minimum of one-year experience in landscape installation and maintenance, including primary turf maintenance and snow removal techniques required. Must be able to properly operate a variety of equipment and tools including, but not limited to: hand mowers, leaf blowers, and various snow removal equipment (e.g., salt spreaders, snow plows, and throwers). Must be quality focused and able to communicate effectively with peers and customers, clearly and professionally in English.
Technology Skills Required: NA
Special Requirements: Must possess and maintain the following as a condition of employment: a valid state driver's license and satisfactory driving history; a Massachusetts hydraulic hoisting license; and a medical examiners certificate of health. This position has restrictions on time off requests during winter months and is frequently required to work overtime for snow removal and other emergencies and to support University events.
Physical Requirements: Ability to perform outdoor work for prolonged periods of time, often during inclement weather conditions. Frequent climbing, bending, stooping and reaching, occasional work in restricted spaces and frequent carrying/transporting heavy loads up to 50 lb.
Emergency Status Designation: Critical Operations Personnel
Revised May 2009
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 44733BR
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