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Landscape Technician

Idaho State University

Open for Recruitment: December 7, 2017 - December 14, 2017
Announcement # 06684063590
Salary Range: $10.12 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Pocatello

Department: Facilities Services


  • Maintains landscaping around offices, parks, and recreation areas and seeds or sods lawns.
  • Prepares areas for planting trees, bushes, and flowers and mows and trims grass.
  • Prunes trees and bushes using hand and power tools.
  • Lays out, installs, and repairs sprinkler or other irrigation and watering systems.
  • Applies pesticides and herbicides. Patches asphalt in road and parking areas.
  • Uses hand and power tools and operates equipment such as front-end loader, dump truck, snow blower, rototiller, multi-wing mower, chain saw, trencher, backhoe, tree spade, and similar devices associated with commercial landscaping.
  • Performs minor mechanic work on grounds equipment, greases and cleans equipment and changes oil and filters, checks batteries, tire pressure, belts, chains and bearings.
  • Removes snow and ice from parking lots, sidewalks, stairs, and similar exterior spaces.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • At least six months or one season performing related work. Home yard work is not qualifying experience unless it is for a very large and detailed landscape/grounds; OR any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by the Division of Human Resources.

TO APPLY: Click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position. If you are unable to use the Apply Online process, you must respond to the exam questions on this announcement and complete a State of Idaho Application. For a paper application, click on Forms at the top of the screen.

EXAMINATION:  Experience and Education. Respond to the examination questions based on your experience and education directly related to this position. Scoring will be based on your responses. Applicants must receive a minimum rating of 63 to pass this examination. Exam results will be available online when the review process is complete. If at any time during the screening/scoring process your responses or resume do not support the answers you provided; your name will be removed from the register. If you did not Apply Online, you will receive written notification of your exam results.

To preview the examination click on Preview Exam below. You will not be able to take the exam from this screen. If you wish to take the exam you click on Apply Online and follow the instructions provided.

When updating your online application information, please select: Idaho State University under "Agencies"; full-time employment under "Job Type/Shift"; and Pocatello under "Cities". Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency.

Idaho State University's Jeanne Clery report, federally required reporting, provides crime, arrest and fire statistics for the previous three years that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Idaho State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies about alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, personal practices, disciplinary procedures, fire safety and other matters. This report can be accessed on the following website: ISU Clery Report


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At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.