You are here

The Office of Physical Plant at Pennsylvania State University-Landscape Supervisor -Tue, 09/20/2022 - 8:04am

Landscape Supervisor


The Office of Physical Plant at Pennsylvania State University
Physical Plant Building
University Park , PA 16802
United States
Pennsylvania US

Employment Type

Job Categories

Job Details

Job Description 

The Office of Physical Plant (OPP) at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking a Landscape Supervisor (Facilities Supervisor 3) responsible for the supervision and management of a crew that is responsible for landscape construction projects, the care and management for the Universities tree resources, and snow/ice removal.
Finance and Business is a values-driven organization that supports thousands of university faculty, staff, and students, while also providing services to the broader community and society. The Office of Physical Plant is part of the Finance and Business team and is an organization driven by its mission to “Provide Excellent Facilities Services for Penn State.” The Office of Physical Plant's values follow those of Penn State’s and we are especially committed to our vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in Higher Education facilities, environmental, and safety management. In our search for excellence, we foster a unified high-performing team with mutual respect for each person's uniqueness, talents, value, and perspective. We also firmly believe in Penn State’s value of Respect, which encourages us to "respect and honor the dignity of each person, embrace civil discourse, and foster a diverse and inclusive community." As an incoming team member of the Office of Physical Plant, it will be expected that all employees embody and model Penn State's and Finance and Business's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

Duties & Responsibilities 

This position will:
• Hire, supervise, train, and evaluate assigned technical-service and temporary employees
• Develop work schedules
• Administer Union-University Agreement and human resources procedures and policies
• Make recommendations concerning modifications in manpower, material, or equipment and maintain control of materials, vehicles, and other University property
• Ensure safe working conditions
• Organize/conduct training programs

Education and Experience 

Education and experience:
Typically requires an associate degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A degree and strong experience in arboriculture and/or landscape contracting is preferred. A Pennsylvania Public Pesticide Applicator Certification is required.

Application Instructions 


CURRENT PENN STATE EMPLOYEE (faculty, staff, technical service, or student), please login to Workday to complete the internal application process. Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.

CURRENT PENN STATE STUDENT (not employed previously at the university) and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process. Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.

If you are NOT a current employee or student, please click “Apply” and complete the application process for external applicants.

Full Name 
Yuhui Zhou