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Edmonds College Grounds and Nursery Services Specialist 4 in Lynnwood, Washington

Edmonds College is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The college values its talented, diverse workforce and seeks to attract, hire, and support employees who consistently and actively embrace diversity and equity. Edmonds College is an equal opportunity employer. Edmonds College invites all individuals to apply and as an equal opportunity employer, we also encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds and groups to apply for this position. Grounds and Nursery Services Specialist 4 SALARY: $38,952 - $43,800 LOCATION: Lynnwood, Washington DESCRIPTION: Under general direction this position is responsible for the care and upkeep of campus grounds. The position provides these functions while supporting the Edmonds Community College mission, values and goals and providing a positive environment for students, staff and other members of the campus community. The position is responsible for the maintenance and beautification of approximately 50 acres on the main campus. This position works with other grounds and landscaping staff, faculty, students, and administration, as well as the horticulture department in the planning, development, and maintenance of all outdoor spaces. Outdoor spaces include lawns, gardens, green spaces, bioswales, jogging trails, sidewalks, plazas, raised walkways as well as parking lots and access roads. Grounds maintenance activities continue year-round to ensure the campus is a safe, clean and esthetically beautiful outdoor landscape. Responsibilities include operating power and motorized equipment such as, light tractors, front- end loaders, sweepers, backhoes, trucks, chippers, lawn mowers, forklifts, lawn edger, blowers, line trimmers, hedgers, chainsaw, back pack blowers and lawn vacuums. This position also maintains hand tools and other mechanical equipment relating to grounds works; performs and leads others in planting, transplanting, mowing, pruning fertilizing, and irrigating lawns, gardens, shrubs, and trees, snow and ice removal, pest control inside buildings as well as outdoor spaces, litter pick up, large scale garbage removal using a compactor, assisting EHS programs with recycling, stormwater monitoring and maintenance including bio-swale maintenance, pressure washing of outdoor surfaces and structures, striping of parking lots and fire lanes, installation and upkeep of campus outdoor signage, some structure maintenance, gutter cleaning or clearing of debris. This position also assists the recycling department and the hazardous waste programs to ensure that the campus is operating in an environmentally responsible way, minimizing waste products and practicing sustainability. The position leads, coaches and assists assigned personnel and classes in the development and maintenance of grounds, landscapes, and athletic fields. When needed, submits requests for supplies, equipment, and additional help. Participates and may manage assigned projects in planning large gardening and grounds maintenance programs. This is a classified staff position reporting to the Grounds and Recycling Manager. For information on applying, please see Application Procedures and Required Documents, below. We will begin reviewing applications on Aug 31, 2022. Responsibilities include: *Lead and assign grounds and part-time hourly staff in the development and care of campus grounds and related EHS (Environmental Health and Safety) programs. Working in the field, evaluate results, quality, and efficiency and through hands-on demonstration and coaching, assist team members in