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HORTICULTURAL ATTENDANT

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Baton Rouge, LA

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Horticultural Attendant (Multiple Positions)
Facility Services
Louisiana State University
 
Job Responsibilities:
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, litter 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, and 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 grounds keeping.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
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 Class E License- Valid Louisiana Class E License
 
Horticultural Attendant Civil Service Details:
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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
 
 
Additional Position Information
 
Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Application deadline is August 17, 2018.
 
Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; annual and sick leave; 14 paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption; training and development opportunities; employee discounts and more!
 
LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer
 
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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.
Job Concepts
Function of Work:
To propagate plants, record data, arrange plant displays, prepare and apply pesticides, prepare classroom materials, and supervise student assistants. To perform work of a skilled nature to maintain grounds around state buildings and institutions.

Level of Work:
Experienced.

Supervision Received:
Direct from Horticultural Attendant Foreman, Horticulturist, or other higher level supervisor.

Supervision Exercised:
May exercise functional supervision over student workers, laborers, inmates, and patients.

Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Horticultural Attendant Leader by absence of regular leadworker responsibilities.

Differs from Tree Specialist by absence of responsibility for trimming trees at considerable heights.
Examples of Work
Performs diversified and skilled work in care of plants, vegetation, trees, and grounds of an agency.

Prunes and trims trees and shrubs as needed or on a seasonal basis.

Performs any related duties necessary for the growth and appearance of trees, plants, and vegetation.

Propagates, cultivates, fertilizes, disbuds, and schedules foliage, vegetable, horticultural, florist, and woody ornamental crops.

Monitors and adjusts environmental control system for plant structures.

Monitors pest activity; schedules, prepares, and applies pesticides, and calibrates pesticide applicators.

Records data on crop development, yields, and environment.

Gives direction to student workers; checks quality and quantity of student work.

Schedules, selects, prepares, delivers, and arranges plant material for university functions.

Prepares materials and aids in supervision of student laboratory exercises.

Maintains inventory of supplies and tools, including preparing material orders.

Operates and maintains, through minor repairs, common horticultural machines and irrigation systems.

Assists Horticulturist in greenhouse and small nursery management.

Grows and maintains houseplants for use in state offices.
Benefits
Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity to make a difference through public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career. As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits and have access to a great professional development program.
Flexible Working Arrangements
– The flexibility of our system allows agencies to implement flexible working arrangements through the use of alternative work schedules, telecommuting and other flexibilities. These arrangements vary between hiring agencies.
Professional Development
- The Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP) is the state-funded training program for state employees. Through CPTP, agencies are offered management development and supervisory training, and general application classes on topics as diverse as writing skills and computer software usage.
Insurance Coverage
– Employees can choose one of several health insurance programs ranging from an HMO to the State's own Group Benefits Insurance program. The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. pays a portion of the cost for group health and life insurance. Dental and vision coverage are also available. More information can be found at ****Deferred Compensation
– As a supplemental retirement savings plan for employees, the State offers a Deferred Compensation Plan for tax deferred savings.
Holidays and Leave
– State employees receive the following paid holidays each year: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Mardi Gras, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Additional holidays may be proclaimed by the Governor. State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use. Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.
Retirement
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to): Louisiana State Employees Retirement System ( ****), Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana ( ****), Louisiana School Employees' Retirement System ( ****), among others. LASERS has provided this video
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Louisiana State Civil Service, Louisiana, 70802
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