Summer Grounds & Landscaping Maintenance Worker Job at University of Alaska Fairbanks, Anchorage, AK

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Anchorage, AK

Job Description

Do you enjoy the Alaskan outdoors and take pride in maintaining clean, safe and beautiful public spaces for the community to enjoy? Join the UAA Grounds crew this season and expand your equipment operator and horticulture skill sets. This is a seasonal, full-time position based on the UAA campus with an anticipated mid-April to early-May start date (start dates are flexible). Positions last approximately six months from time of hire.

The Grounds Team maintains over 360 acres of land at UAA with a goal of keeping campus a clean, safe and attractive place to learn, work and play. Seasonal employees assist staff with a variety of landscape maintenance tasks: mowing & trimming, raking, sod repair, pruning, planting, fertilizing, irrigation of trees and shrubs, weed control, and care of annual and perennial flowers. Employees utilize many types of hand and power tools; operate vehicles and light-duty equipment; and assist with interior plant maintenance. Other responsibilities include walkway sweeping, trash and litter pickup, event support, hardscape and signage repair and minor maintenance of tools and equipment.

An applicant must possess good communication skills; the ability to understand and follow directions and provide feedback to supervisor; and the ability to perform strenuous labor over long periods of time in all types of weather. Employees must provide your own protective clothing; i.e., rain gear, appropriate footwear. Additional personal protective equipment will be provided. Applicants must promote a culture of safety and be available to work a regular 8-hour shift between the department hours, 7:00am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday. Staff who thrive here are dependable, cooperative and able to work independently as well as alongside co-workers of varying backgrounds.

Minimum Qualifications:

General Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Experience with and a willingness to learn and perform new landscape maintenance and installation tasks, including installation and maintenance of trees, shrubs, annual and perennial flower beds, and lawns. Experience operating landscape equipment (mowers, Toolcats, tractors, skid steers, small tanker trucks) and using hand tools preferred. Experience with customer service and working in a team environment.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

COMPUTER PROFICIENCY: Ability to use a computer for timesheet recording, e-mail and virtual meetings.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: A valid AK Driver’s License and a DMV driving record meeting EHS safe driver criteria is required for the position:

1. Possess a current, valid driver's license (probationary, court restricted, international drivers’ license, or a drivers’ permit are NOT acceptable);
2. Have at least three (3) years driving experience as a licensed driver;
3. Be in compliance with the State of Alaska’s DMV licensing and insurance requirements;
4. Attend and successfully complete a campus approved drivers’ safety course;
5. Have not been convicted within the last three years for:

  • Two or more moving violations.
  • Two or more at fault accidents.
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • A pattern of moving violations or reckless driving behavior which is demonstrated by the accumulation of more than five points against their drivers’ license.

Position Details:

This position is located on the UAA Main campus in Anchorage. This is a full-time, seasonal Temporary Local 6070 position. New hires will be placed on the Wage Grade Schedule , 00_M3, Step 1 ($19.23/hr) based on education and experience.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified. 

Hired to work in a pooled position. Hours will be determined by the hiring authority. Temporary employees are not eligible for benefits, except as otherwise required by law or collective bargaining agreement.  Refer to University Regulation 04.01.050.F for service restrictions.


Current University of Alaska Local 6070 employees will be provided priority employment considerations for the first 5 days, when they meet the minimum qualifications for the posted position.  Current University of Alaska Local 6070 employees who meet the minimum qualifications for the posting should apply before the review date.  However, there is no requirement to be a Bargaining Unit Member in order to apply.  

  • If an adequate pool of applicants is not received at that time, applications will be reviewed by date received until the position is filled.

  • This recruitment is Open Until Filled and successful submission of an application does not guarantee employment.

Salary Information: MSW3 /Step 1 $19.23/hr.  (See Article 9.2 in the L6070 Collective Bargaining Agreement, Wage Grade Schedule ).

To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

This position is represented by the Alaska Higher Education Crafts & Trades Employees (L6070).


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: .


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact (Steffanie Miller), (Facilities & Campus Services) HR Coordinator, at ( or (907-786-1112).

* Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.  The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.  

Access to the reports is available at:

UAA : (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online:  . Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or / 907-786-1214 or . 

UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online:  . Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or .

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online:  . Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing .

Job Tags

Full time, Temporary work, Summer work, Seasonal work, Local area, Immediate start, Remote job, Visa sponsorship, Outdoor, Gangs, Flexible hours, Shift work, Monday to Friday,

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