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1000 E University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

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Classification Description

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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Coordinator, Landscaping Services

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 7284

UW Job Family: 71

SOC Code: 37-3011

Pay Grade: 19

Date: November 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Assists Manager and Assistant Manager by supervising, planning, and coordinating work of support staff for general landscaping services for the University of Wyoming and operation and location of underground irrigation/water systems, including general repair and equipment maintenance.

Minimum Qualifications


High School Diploma or GED


2 year work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver's license.
  • Wyoming Commercial Pesticide Applicators License
  • State of Wyoming Low Voltage Electrical License

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • General landscaping methods and techniques for turf management.
  • Organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures, methods, and techniques.
  • Basic mechanical principles
  • Greenhouse environmental systems and operations.
  • Installation, troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of irrigation central control including programming and radio communication.
  • Horticultural practices, insect/disease control
  • Staff hiring procedures.
  • Training and supervision methods and practices.
  • Employee coaching techniques.
  • Effective communication methods, both orally and in writing.
  • Project management techniques.
  • Multitasking, setting priorities, and work inspection methods.
  • Time management methods.
  • The occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
  • Current landscaping methods, materials and equipment including pesticide and herbicide applications.
  • Operation, maintenance, and repair of designated equipment.
  • Safety training methods and current practices.
  • Computer system(s), software, and programs related to recordkeeping and type of work performed in the area, as well as time and labor reporting.
  • Customer service methods, problem solving, and conflict resolution methods.
  • Applicable federal, state, and University rules and regulations.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Follow applicable federal, state, and University rules and regulations.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Read, understand, follow and enforce safety procedures.
  • Make effective hiring recommendations.
  • Supervise, train, coach, and manage work of assigned support staff.
  • Assist assigned staff with safety and work procedural training.
  • Determine labor and equipment needs for various project work.
  • Supervise project work with other Physical Plant employees, as directed.
  • Prioritize workload and setup work schedules to meet work demands.
  • Perform equipment and work site inspections for compliance to established safety standards.
  • Manage projects to meet demanding and conflicting deadlines.
  • Maintain thorough and accurate records.
  • Safely use hand and power tools and other tools and equipment applicable to the trade.
  • Oversee safe operation of equipment and working with materials applicable to providing landscaping services such as lawnmowers, weed eaters, irrigation systems, or other equipment.
  • Monitor and maintain quality control standards.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Troubleshoot, maintain and program computerized irrigation central control.
  • Read interpret and work from basic routine sketches, blueprints diagrams and specifications.
  • Safely and efficiently operate equipment such as backhoes, trenching machines, skid loaders, man lift, wide area mowers, front mowers and related equipment.
  • Resolve customer complaints and concerns.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Assists Manager and Assistant Manager by providing hiring, training, and supervision of assigned support student seasonal staff; prioritizes and assigns work schedules.

Supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing and scheduling work.

Assists in planning and coordination of landscaping operations for University facilities, including performing inspections to ensure compliance with safety regulations and performance to established landscaping and specific watering standards.

Install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair all aspects of computerized irrigation central control.

Recommends appropriate disciplinary actions for assigned support staff. 

Provides general information to contractors or others requiring location of underground irrigation systems.

Provides project supervision for assigned special projects such as cleanup work following severe weather which damages trees producing unsafe debris areas.

May assist with general equipment maintenance and repairs including welding parts

Operate backhoe and trenching machines to excavate ditches and trenches necessary for installation and repair of irrigation systems.

Supplemental Functions:

Provides recommendations for equipment and maintenance needs.

Enters data into computerized record system.

Position is denoted as an essential personnel required to work during University closures, especially for snow and debris removal or on other special assignments.

Contacted after hours for information on location of irrigation waterlines by the Central Energy personnel or other Physical Plant employee serving on call.

May attend technical and management seminars, workshops, and training as directed by supervisor to continue professional development in the area of landscaping services and turf management.

Works with and trains others in safe handling of herbicides and pesticides.

Performs special project work or other work as assigned by supervisor

Working Conditions:

Indoor/outdoor/office environment. Exposed to dust, airborne particles, vapors, chemicals or other hazards associated with landscaping and snow removal equipment and general landscaping equipment repair work; and work with chemical hazards and hazards associated with herbicide and pesticide equipment and applications.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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