Utility Worker 1

University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Maintenance
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Posted on July 10, 2020
Req #: 180637
Department: Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
Appointing Department Web Address: https://gohuskies.com/
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 07/10/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $16.67 - $19.15 Hourly  
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 
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“Onsite work” in the interim will vary for units and for specific positions and will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.

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.

Washington Athletics aims to inspire champions on the field and in the classroom. Operating with the four core values of growth mindset, committed service, humility and grit, the Huskies choose to lead by example. With over 650 student-athletes competing throughout UW's 22 sports programs, the department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to a leading-edge student-athlete experience, and offering student-athletes the ability to compete for NCAA and Pac-12 championships while working toward a degree from one of the world's leading public research universities.

Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has an outstanding job opportunity for Temporary Part Time Utility Worker 1.


Typically Monday-Friday, 7:00am – 3:30pm (evenings and weekends as required for sporting and special events).


Under the direction of others, provide grounds maintenance for Intercollegiate Athletic fields; mow, edge, trim, and aerate all playing surfaces throughout the athletic complex; apply fertilizer and pesticides; provide daily field maintenance and set up for baseball, track, softball, soccer, track, along with all other facilities and surrounding areas. Sweep, clean, tine, and maintain turf fields.

Pressure wash Husky Stadium and other facilities as assigned. Work independently to properly clean seating and concourse areas to meet gameday standards.

Assist in day of game football operations as well as break down and cleaning of stadium.

Provide game day coverage, including set-up, maintenance, and clean up from athletic and special events in the baseball, softball, soccer, arena, and surrounding facilities.

Assist with painting game fields, as needed.

Assist with waste management through properly sorting trash, recycle, and compost during and after an event.

Under general supervision, control vegetation growth in all areas around the athletic complex buildings and grounds to include but not limited to Husky Stadium, Alaska Airlines Arena, Husky Ballpark, Conibear Shellhouse, Husky Softball Stadium, Outdoor Track Facility, and the Dempsey Indoor Facility. Perform general landscaping in assigned areas of the athletic grounds.

Assist with snow removal around all athletic facilities.

Use a variety of manual tools and equipment such as rakes, hand edger’s, loppers, tampers, pruning shears, shovels, hoes, fertilizer spreaders and pesticide sprayers. Operate power and motorized equipment such as pressure washers, blowers, turf vacuums and sweepers, tractors, front end loaders, lawn mowers, bunker rakes, forklifts, lawn edger’s, chain saws, small trucks, backpack blowers, rototillers, aerators, sod cutters, and weed trimmers.

Overtime on evenings and weekends as required.

Perform related duties as required.

Compliance with the rules and regulations of the University, the NCAA, the Pacific-12 Conference, the State of Washington and any other governing body is of paramount importance to the University. The overall responsibility of this position is for the successful operation of the program in full compliance with all such rules and regulations. As a condition of employment, the Employee shall be required to participate in rules education programs offered by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.


Availability and flexibility to work seven days a week during playing seasons.
Ability to communicate with coaches specifically with questions about the fields or explanation of fieldwork.
Have a valid driver’s license.

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 dso@uw.edu.