Horticultural Attendant

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Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
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Posted 40 Days ago
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
job - , paid
Posted 40 Days ago
Closed

Description

Horticultural Attendant Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, LA4.2 23 hours agoFull-timeEstimated: $30,000 - $42,000 a year Apply Now Education * High School Diploma or GED Skills * Class E * Heavy Lifting Benefits * Flexible Spending Account * Employee Discount * Dental Insurance * Health Insurance * Paid Time Off All Job Postings will close at 12:01a.m. on the specified Posting End Date (if designated). Job Posting Title: Horticultural Attendant Position Type: Classified Department: LSUAM FA - FPO - FS - Land - Turf Supervision (James C Ransom III (00012369)) Work Location: LSU - Baton Rouge Pay Grade: Perform labor to maintain ground. Ability to operate hand and power equipment. Some plant ID knowledge, chemical application. Pruning, equipment maintenance, raking, litter pickup. Working in adverse weather, overtime work, and weekend work. Equipment may include: riding and push mower, string trimmer, blower, back pack blower and sprayer, tractor, ZTR, hedger, edger, chain saw. Storm debris cleanup, drain cleaning, laying sod, weed removal, mulching, digging, grading.cleaning signs and other items, painting, pressure washing, and planting Job Duties: 50%- Operation of power riding mower (25HP or less), trimmer, edger, blower, hedger, etc. to maintain grounds, sidewalks, plazas, building entrances, canals, building perimeters, tree perimeters, road sides, etc. in a neat, clean, and safe condition. Support arboriculture service with labor to chip limbs, haul debris, perform light chain saw work, pruning, chemical spraying, etc. 25%- Apply chemicals to control weeds, control pests, fertilize and amend soils, apply mulch to beds and under tree canopies, perform weed removal, assist with ornamental and flower planting, litter removal, Jitter container servicing for cleanliness, cigarette butt removal, etc. Maintain interior plants to include watering, pruning, fertilizing, relocation, rotating, cleaning, treatment for disease and insects. 10%- Assist with irrigation work, digging, grading, drain basin cleaning, concrete repair labor as needed 10%- Perform inspections on mobile equipment and vehicles. Change blades and tires as necessary on mowers, keep some records. Assist with preventative maintenance as required. Work special events (athletic, fraternity, public, etc.) to assist with litter control and related cleanup. 5%- Perform related work as assigned Minimum Qualifications: One year of experience in any of the following: farming, the care and maintenance of trees and shrubs, or groundskeeping. SUBSTITUTIONS: College training will substitute for the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience provided that six semester hours of each thirty is in any of the following fields: botany, agriculture, horticulture, floriculture, agronomy, forestry, turf management, landscape management or landscape architecture. Vocational training in the care and maintenance of trees and shrubs will substitute for the required experience on a month for month basis. NOTE: Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Preferred Qualifications: Education Level: High School Diploma Special or Physical Qualifications: Due to the nature of this position and/or position responsibilities this position shall be subject to drug/alcohol testing in accordance with University Policy Statement 67. In accordance with PS-18 this position maybe required to report or stay on campus in the event of emergency or closure. Ability to work in all weather conditions. Overtime and Weekend Work. Ability to lift 50 pounds. Climb ladders. Ability to stoop, kneel, and bend for extended periods. Certifications/Licenses: Valid Louisiana Class E License Louisiana State Civil Service Job Details: https://apps01.civilservice.louisiana.gov/asp/onestopjobinfo/DisplayJobSpec.aspx?JobCode=134400 Additional Job Description:Special Instructions: Please fully complete the Experience section of the application, listing out job duties and average weekly hours worked. Resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of a completed application for LSU Civil Service positions. Please provide three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address. Posting Date: June 3, 2019 Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified): June 8, 2019 Additional Position Information: Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more! Essential Position (Y/N): EEO Statement: LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer. HCM Contact Information: Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu

Skills

horticulture, agriculture, trees, irrigation, landscape architecture, botany, agronomy, farming, plants, forestry, pruning, arboriculture, landscape management, turf management, painting

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