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Landscape Spray Technician


This position performs duties associated with the application of fertilization and chemical applications on university grounds. Performs chemical and fertilizer applications on assigned areas. The position may assist in leading a small crew of grounds staff in weed removal tasks.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Performs chemical and fertilizer applications on assigned areas for weeds, insects, and disease. Prepares and applies proper herbicides, insecticides, or fungicide mixtures. Applies dry, granular, and liquid fertilizers to turf and ornamentals
  • Prepares sites which may require the use of various grounds related equipment and hand tools including but not limited to handsaws, rakes, shovels, as well as chemical and fertilizer application equipment
  • Monitors the health of assigned areas and plants. Monitors insect populations and diseases
  • Maintains proper documentation as required by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services as well as University policy and procedures
  • Ensures all chemical storage, transportation and disposal are complete in compliance with regulations and product requirements
  • Removes weeds mechanically and manually where needed
  • Mows, weed-eats, blows, and cleans debris from grounds as needed

Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent and one year of related experience

Licensure and Certification

Florida Class E Operator (driver) license


This position does not typically include supervisory responsibility.

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