Gardener 1 (Temporary)

University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Maintenance
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Posted on March 12, 2020
Req #: 177670
Department: College of the Environment: Pack Forest
Appointing Department Web Address:
Job Location: Other Location
Job Location Detail: Eatonville, WA 
Posting Date: 03/11/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $16.72 - $20.63/Hour 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all.

The College of the Environment’s Pack Forest seeks a Temporary, Hourly Gardener 1 to mow lawns, maintain garden beds, weed, rake, mulch, edge, irrigate, fertilize, lawns. The employee will also clean, service and maintain tools and equipment, including power equipment; may operate power and motorized equipment such as small trucks, lawn mowers, edgers, chain saws, weed trimmers, backpack blowers and sweepers; May assist in planting seed, sod, bulbs, shrubs, and trees; assist in transplanting seedlings or other nursery stock; May apply pesticides and herbicides to greenery and plant material under supervision; Remove debris, leaves, brush, snow and ice from areas such as walks, stairs, roads, ramps and parking facilities; Assist in the installation and repair of lawn sprinkler system components. Other related duties as assigned.

This position will report to the Director of the Center of Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest for work priorities. The Forest Manager will directly supervise work, work schedule, and approve hours. The position requires teamwork to coordinate grounds maintenance in a way which does not interfere with students and conference center programs.


• Ability to work outdoors, work with power tools and hand tools; lift 50 pounds.
• Ability to ride a lawnmower for extended periods of time.
• Demonstrated experience in a similar position or related work.

Preferred qualifications:

• Experience with riding lawnmowers and equipment maintenance.
• Experience in caring for native plants of the Pacific Northwest.
• Experience spraying herbicides.

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter, and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or