Landscape Specialist

The College of Southern Nevada

Las Vegas / Henderson, NV

ID: 7056744
Posted: April 2, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Landscape Specialist

The College of Southern Nevada appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:

• Once you start the application process you cannot save your work. Please ensure you have all required attachment(s) available to complete your application before you begin the process.

• Required attachments are listed below on the posting. Your application will not be considered without the required attachments.

• Please note that applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. Once a recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted.

If you are unable to attach the required documents to your ON-LINE application, you may send them to Human Resources via email or fax to (702) 651-5778.

Job Description

The Landscape Specialist reports to the Landscape Project Manager and at their direction is responsible for the oversight of both new landscape construction and renovations at all College sites. This position will assist the Manager in keeping current on the projects, review of construction documents to check for accuracy and quality levels during the job, attend the construction meetings with the Manager to keep current on any changes in the project, or issues that apply to landscaping and provide follow-up on vendor warranty expiration. The position will also keep current on landscape maintenance, ensuring that the campuses are maintained to the established standards of the college. The Landscape Specialist will support the Project Manager in all ongoing and special projects. Oversight will include items such as: maintenance of tree inventory reports, trimming and pruning schedules, verifying that the correct fertilization techniques and formulas are applied, and conduct research for remedies for various issues around the campuses.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor's in Ornamental Horticulture or Equivalent work experience in a related field (Landscape Management, Maintenance, Project Manager, or Landscape Architecture)

• 2 years of experience in Comparable Professional and/or Related Managerial or Supervisor position

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in supervising a landscaping staff

• Ability to make written and oral presentations

• Knowledge and experience with landscape maintenance and projects

• Basic knowledge of construction, planning, budgeting and scheduling of projects

• Basic knowledge of contracts, purchasing and bidding projects

• Computer knowledge must include software commonly used in the landscape industry

• Familiarity with OSHA requirements as they relate to landscape projects

• Experience working with a diverse/multicultural student body and / or workforce

Physical Demands

• Exerting up to 30# of force occasionally and/or negligible amount frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Ability to withstand variable weather conditions during assignments. Summer heat in excess of 100 degrees and winter cold to less than 40 degrees. Both seasons can include wind speeds in excess of 30 MPH. It entails desk work as well as frequent walking. The employee will be walking job sites and while at the job site may be standing and/or walking for long periods of time. Additional demands may include heavy lifting and moving of materials or equipment.

This position will be subject to notification of and possible requirements to be present due to various catastrophic occurrences, as deemed necessary by the authority on site. The incumbent may be called out to the site of an irrigation leak, a felled tree that endangers life or endangers the college or its community. This position must be readily accessible at all times and maintain consistent and reliable attendance.

Starting Salary Range

Administrative Faculty Grade B

$38,549.00 - $44,216.00 Annual



Full-Time Equivalent


Required Attachment(s)

To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents to your application:

• Resume /CV - List a detailed description of the major duties that you performed as part of each job. You must demonstrate that you qualify for the position and your education and experience must be clearly documented

• Cover Letter

• Unofficial College Transcripts (if applicable)

• List of 3 professional references

Local Search

Out of Area/State Candidates will not be offered travel reimbursement


CSN employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) must use the "Find Jobs" process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at CSN and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number, in the search box. If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.

Posting Close Date


Note to Applicant

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

All document(s) must be received by 11:59 p.m. the day prior to the closing date posted on the job announcement.

This position may require that a criminal background check be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

CSN is responsive to serving the educational needs of a diverse and ever-changing community. CSN employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. CSN does not sponsor aliens applying for faculty, professional staff, or management positions (H-1B Visas) in the absence of exceptional circumstances as defined by the USCIS.

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About Us

The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) creates opportunities and changes lives through access to quality teaching, services, and experiences that enrich our diverse community. CSN has three main campuses in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson and multiple sites and centers.

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