Job Description

Payroll Title:
Facilities Management
Hiring Salary Range
$37,208.16 - $49,047.12/Year
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#107009 Landscape Technician

Filing Deadline: Wed 9/22/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit:

This position will remain open until filled.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/08/2020 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/17/2020. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted UC San Diego Campus hiring. Our Campus will continue to recruit for essential positions and we ask for your understanding and patience with our application process during this unprecedented time. For more information regarding steps we are taking to keep applicants and staff safe during this time, please click here.


Under general supervision, the Landscape Technician will perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled landscape maintenance duties in the care of the University’s landscaped areas. Provide safe and appropriate environment, facilities and outdoor classrooms for the use and enjoyment of students, faculty, staff and visitors. Perform maintenance and repair functions in the care of landscaped areas and related facilities. Job functions include, but are not limited to: maintaining and repairing irrigation systems, operating a variety of landscape maintenance power equipment and machinery, selective pruning of shrubs and small trees in accordance with University guidelines, fertilizing, planting, turf maintenance and litter pickup.

  • May be required to work overtime as operationally necessary.


  • At least one (1) year of recent relevant work experience or a combination of education and experience as a Landscape Technician or Groundskeeper at a University, College, Hospital, Municipality, and/or other large commercial facility.

  • Strong experience in landscape maintenance work including knowledge of methods, tools, materials and related equipment.

  • Demonstrated experience maintaining plant material. Solid understanding of their cultural requirements, pests and diseases. Proven ability to identify undesirable plant material.

  • Proven experience maintaining and repairing irrigation systems utilizing recognized standards, guidelines, applications and practices. Experience creating irrigation schedules and programming irrigation controllers based on horticultural and water conservation principles.

  • Experience safely operating commonly used landscape maintenance equipment and tools such as, but not limited to: mower, edger, blower, hedge trimmer, line trimmer, chain saw, rake, shovel, hoe, broom, and other related landscape maintenance equipment and tools.

  • Demonstrated experience in the operation of trenchers, aerators, tractors, roto-tillers and other commonly used power driven landscape maintenance equipment.

  • Basic computer skills to check email, enter time and material data and to complete electronic records.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Proven ability to interact in a positive manner within a multi-cultural environment.

  • Ability to understand and carry-out verbal and written instructions. Proven problem solving skills and sound judgment.

  • Flexibility to adjust to changing priorities and ability to follow through and carry out assignments.


  • Pre-employment DMV and Background Check Clearance required.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver License and participate in the DMV Pull Notice Program.

  • Must be physically able to perform all essential functions. Must be able to perform heavy and physically demanding work for lengthy and continuous periods of time.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit for more information.

Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply Online