Job Description

Grand Canyon University!  One of Arizona’s leading institutions of higher learning. Located in the Valley of Sun in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, GCU is a regionally accredited, private, nondenominational Christian University. 

GCU Facilities manages and services all university-owned property. By the development and maintenance of the GCU campus and surrounding areas, the GCU Facilities team aims to support and ensure the accomplishment of the university’s mission. By working creatively and collaboratively, the Facilities team fulfills the needs of the university by successfully managing resources while delivering excellent customer service.

Are you a self-motivated, team player that thrives on operating commercial grade landscaping equipment and ensuring the upkeep of plant material and other landscaping elements? Landscapers have an ongoing responsibility to the overall care, maintenance and beautification of the university campus grounds including lawns, paved areas, sports areas and fields, parking areas, planters, plants vegetation and trees, and keeping areas free from litter. The Landscaping Department is seeking fulltime Landscapers. This role will be located on our Main Campus at 33rd Ave and Camelback.

What you will do:

  • Performs seasonal grounds duties as directed.

  • Operates mowing, portable blowers/vacuums, edger's and trimming equipment with related implements, chain saws, brushing saws, chipper and numerous hand tools.

  • Maintains high standards of beautification and cleanliness and inspects grounds for needed maintenance and picks up and disposes of any accumulated debris, removes and repairs graffiti, ensures seating areas and public gathering spots are in good condition, cleans drains, gutters and troughs, etc.

  • Plants, trims and prunes shrubs, bushes, hedges, trees, ground cover, cacti, flowers, turf, etc.; may water trees, shrubs, flowers and lawns and perform irrigation activities.

  • Assists in the maintenance of parking lots and other surfaces, including asphalt repairs and minor masonry or plastering work as required.

  • Other duties as assigned.

What you will need:

  • High school diploma preferred or equivalent.

  • Must have valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

  • Previous commercial grounds maintenance/landscaping experience.

  • Knowledgeable in the proper operation of equipment, tools, and procedures of grounds construction and care.

  • Knowledge of fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides used in grounds care and gardening.

  • Skill in operating grounds maintenance and grounds construction equipment.

  • Must be able to perform heavy physical labor on a daily basis and in extreme desert temperatures.

  • Willingness to work overtime, weekends or holidays as needed.

  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.

Why work at GCU:

  • Exceptional workplace benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401K savings plan.

  • Generous time off plan and 11 paid holidays

  • Paid time off to volunteer in the community or at GCU sponsored events.

  • Free covered parking

  • We also offer full-time employees, their spouses, and dependent children an Education Tuition Discount Program

  • Free on-site gyms on campus


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