Seasonal Grounds and Landscaping

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Shaver's Creek
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Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center is seeking a part time seasonal landscaper/groundskeeper to assist full-time facility staff with the upkeep of trails and landscaping for the 2019 spring/summer season. Established in 1976, Shaver`s Creek is an environmental education field laboratory seeking to enhance the quality of life of our local and global community by providing exemplary outdoor learning opportunities. Administered by Penn State Outreach and Online Education, the Center functions as a university field campus providing facilities and programming that meet the education and research needs of many academic disciplines. The Center is located within Penn State’s 7,000 acre Stone Valley Forest, 13 miles south of State College. We offer summer camps, environmental education programs, natural/cultural history exhibits, live amphibians and reptiles, hiking trails, native gardens, and more. Our Raptor Center is one of the few federally and state licensed raptor facilities in Pennsylvania providing perpetual care and housing for eagles, falcons, hawks, and owls. Over the last three years, the Center has undergone a significant facility expansion and renovation. Among other tasks, this landscaping position will play an important role in replanting and maintaining native planting beds around the updated facility throughout the current growing season. Duties & Responsibilities: Water all plants, flowers and grass on property by hand, sprinkler or other methods as needed; Mow and trim all lawn areas using gas-powered mowers and weed-eaters; Maintain flower beds and garden areas by weeding, planting, mulching and by replacing stones; Maintain trail using weed-eaters, pruners, loppers, handsaws, and mowers; Help to lead volunteer groups to work on landscaping and trail maintenance projects; Keep all related equipment clean, maintained and stored properly; Keep equipment storage room neat, clean and organized; Inform manager when additional supplies are needed; Keep grounds free of litter; Perform other duties as needed. Qualifications: Must be able to communicate clearly with managers and other personnel; Be able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 40 pounds; Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours); Knowledge of horticulture and native plants a plus. Schedule and Compensation: May–October (start and end dates are negotiable); 40 Hours a week, including some weekends; $9.50 / hour.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088