- Job date: Sun, 25 Apr 2021 07:59:06 GMT
- Expected salary: $2309 – 4141 per month
- Job title: HORTICULTURAL ATTENDANT LEADER – Job Appointment
- Company: State of Louisiana
- Location: Baton Rouge, LA
THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN THE MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT OF THE OPERATIONS DIVISION OF THE LOUISIANA SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF & VISUALLY IMPAIRED (LSDVI)
THE VACANCY FOR THIS POSITION IS TO BE FILLED AS A JOB APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Per S.C.S. Rule 23.5, A job appointment is a temporary appointment of an employee to fill a position in the classified service for a limited period of time. An appointing authority may use a job appointment to fill a position for a period not to exceed four years. An appointing authority may terminate a job appointment at any time. This rule is subject to Rules 17.20(b)4 and 17.25 concerning layoff related actions.
RELEASE OF ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION INFORMATION: La. R.S. 17:3884(D) requires that any school board wishing to hire a person who has been assessed or evaluated pursuant to the Children First Act, La. R.S. 17:3871, et seq., whether that person is already employed by that school system or not, shall request such person’s assessment and evaluation results as part of the application process. Please be advised that, as part of the mandated process, your previous assessment and evaluation results will be requested. You have the opportunity to apply, review the information received, and provide any response or information you deem appropriate.
The Louisiana Special Schools do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in our programs and activities, and we provide equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination in employment may be referred to Kenyetta Sewell, Human Resources Director at (225) 757-3201 or [email protected]
The Louisiana Schools for the Deaf and Visually Impaired (LSDVI) includes two Louisiana
Special Schools (LSS) recognized as elementary and secondary school systems. Both schools occupy the same campus servicing students throughout the state who are deaf, hard of hearing and/or visually impaired. LSDVI operates seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
The employee in this job is responsible for performing horticultural duties necessary in the maintenance and repair of grounds for a 117 acre campus. The buildings include dormitories, school rooms, and specialty and administrative buildings covering approximately 450,000 square feet with 45,000 square feet of walkways and pavilions.
The employee in this position must be able to perform the necessary duties without significant risk or substantial harm to his/her own safety/security or the safety/security of others.
Physical activity level – 5. Work requires strenuous physical exertion for such activities as
climbing, lifting, objects weighing over 50 pounds, crouching or crawling in restricted areas.
Work has some demand for more than ordinary strength of endurance.
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.
*Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.*
For further information about this vacancy contact:
LSDVI Human Resources
(225) 757 – 3207
Two years 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 Commission of Higher Education; 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 provide assistance, guidance, and limited support for an assigned group of Horticultural Attendants, Mobile Equipment Operators, Helpers, Laborers, etc. engaged in grounds and non-highway roads maintenance.
Level of Work:
General from Horticultural Attendant Foreman or other higher level supervisor.
Functional over Horticultural Attendants, Mobile Equipment Operators, Tree Specialist, Helpers, Laborers, etc. on a regularly assigned or recurring basis.
Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.
Differs from Operators, Horticultural Attendants, and related jobs by the presence of regular leadworker responsibilities.
Differs from Horticultural Attendant Foreman by absence of first line supervisory responsibilities.
Examples of Work
Performs a wide variety of tasks in the maintenance and repair of state facilities and grounds.
Prunes and removes trees ensuring safety and protection of people, landscaping, and facilities.
Monitors and assesses landscaping needs and reports to supervisor.
Provides guidance for subordinates as directed.
Surveys assigned jobs and insures that sufficient and proper material and tools are on hand to complete each day’s work.
Directs the sequence of work and assigns tasks to subordinates.
Works with and sets the pace for assigned subordinates.
Keeps records as required by supervisor.
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.
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