Coordinator - Landscape and Grounds

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Medical Lake, WASHINGTON
Job Type: FullTime

Scheduled Hours

Position Summary
Responsible for coordinating the maintenance operations as it pertains to the exterior environment and physical assets of the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine campus located on the Washington University Medical Campus. Inspects the day-to-day condition of grounds, landscaping, irrigation, roads and hardscapes as it relates to campus operations. Monitors new landscape enhancements and exterior improvement projects. Ensures close working relationships with OFMD facilities maintenance staff, contractors and campus partners. Performs a high level of horticultural and land care maintenance services, including irrigation system maintenance. Supports the Civil, Landscape and Grounds Manager in leading the WUSM horticulture and landscaping operations by ensuring the maintenance, installation and horticultural design are consistent with established department standards. Assists and supports the daily maintenance operations of WUSM campus contractors.

Job Description

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Implements, plans and prioritizes the vision of the WUSM Exterior Services Operations, the Public Realm Joint Planning group and the Civil, Landscape and Grounds Manager on the WUSM/WUMC campus. Analyzes current conditions and anticipate needs of the Exterior Services Operation. Monitors the day-to-day operations of the grounds, landscaping, irrigation, roads and hardscapes. Performs daily inspections to ensure a safe, welcoming, healthy attractive overall appearance of the WUMC campus. 
  • Monitors new landscape enhancements and exterior improvement projects. Assists with identifying opportunities for future projects. Participates in the design, installation and maintenance of landscape areas. Supports and interact with campus contractors. Fosters close working relationships with OFMD facilities maintenance staff.
  • Provides Civil, Landscape and Grounds Manager with support of tracking resources for daily operations. Provides input on budget for upcoming projects, existing maintenance and equipment. Accounts for campus outdoor furnishings and physical assets.
  • Performs high-level horticultural services related to the cultivation of flowers, shrubs, trees and turf, including pruning, planting, fertilization and Integrated Pest Management best practices. Assesses, operates, schedules and services irrigation systems as needed. 
  • Assists with building strong working relationships with peers and campus partners on operational grounds related matters. Develops, maintains and promotes positive and professional relationships with internal staff. Represents the Civil, Landscape and Grounds Project Manager as required. Performs snow and ice removal as needed to support campus contractors.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Five or more years of horticultural experience with knowledge of plant identification, plant healthcare and landscape and grounds maintenance.  
  • Two or more years of experience with irrigation controls, systems and maintenance.    
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft word, excel, outlook.
  • Proficient in tree, shrub and perennial identification. 
  • Fundamental understanding of water conservation and drought tolerant native and adaptive landscape maintenance best practices. 
  • Missouri Pesticide Applicators License. 
  • Hunter Certified Irrigation Technician. 
  • Arborist Certification. 
  • Landscape management certification.
  • Missouri- Class E driver’s certification or Illinois equivalent.

Required Qualifications

  • Associates degree or certification in a landscape, horticulture or related field. 
  • Two years of experience working in a landscape maintenance or related position. 
  • Valid driver's license


Salary Range
$20.15 - $31.26 / Hourly

The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.

Pre-Employment Screening
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits Statement
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at to view a summary of benefits.

EEO/AA Statement
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the University’s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Diversity Statement
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

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