- Job date: Sat, 07 Nov 2020 08:56:19 GMT
- Expected salary: $2018 – 3618 per month
- Job title: Horticultural Attendant
- Company: State of Louisiana
- Location: Baton Rouge, LA
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
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For further information about this vacancy contact:
Kretrice B. Chisley
Southern University and A&M College
P.O. Box 10400
Baton Rouge, LA 70813
Criminal background check and reference verification is required.
Southern University and A&M College is an equal opportunity employer.
One year of experience in any of the following: farming, the care and maintenance of trees and shrubs, or groundskeeping.
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.
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.
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:
Direct from Horticultural Attendant Foreman, Horticulturist, or other higher level supervisor.
May exercise functional supervision over student workers, laborers, inmates, and patients.
Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.
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.
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 State of Louisiana 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 – State of Louisiana 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 to give you more detailed information about their system.