Horticultural Technician - Grounds (1.0 FTE, Days)

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Category: Facilities, Food Services, Housekeeping, Nursing Assistants and Technicians
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Req: 17451
FTE: 1

United Health Workers

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

Under the direct supervision of the Grounds Supervisor, the horticultural technician is responsible for the care and maintenance of the irrigation system, the turf areas, equipment (hand, gas and electric) care and maintenance and other assignments given to him by the Grounds Supervisor. Have the ability to anticipate problems and solve these with minimal downtime. Will be responsible for maintaining a part inventory and work with the grounds' supervisor to maintain the operation at maximum efficiency.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).

  • Maintains the grounds of the hospital. Cuts and waters lawns. Maintains other plants.

  • Operates and maintains electrical and gas-powered gardening equipment including mowers.

  • Operates and maintains sprinkler systems.

  • Recognizes and eliminates potential hazards associated with adults and children.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Associate of Arts (AA) degree from an accredited college

Experience: One (1) year of directly related work experience

License/Certification: California Drivers License (CDL)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

  • Ability to establish and maintain respectful relationships with a diverse population.

  • Ability to prioritize work assignments and use time efficiently.

  • Ability to work as a member of the team and with temporary help.

  • Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English effectively at a level appropriate for the safe and effective performance of the job.

  • Knowledge and thorough understanding. of the mechanics and principles involved of above ground and underground sprinklers.

  • Knowledge of garden equipment for digging, raking, weeding; care of the lawn; pruning and chainsaws; watering; and pest control.

  • Knowledge of how to test for sprinkler coverage and depth of penetration.

  • Knowledge of the care and maintenance of electrical and gas-powered equipment.

  • Knowledge of the types of mowers, frequency of mowing, moving height for different grasses, fertilizing, pH testing, soil sampling, and mower maintenance. 

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. 

Pay Range

Compensation is based on the level and requirements of the role.

Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, location, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

Typically, new team members join at the minimum to mid salary range.

Minimum to Midpoint Range (1.0 FTE): $67,267.20 to $75,441.60