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Horticultural Technician

Company: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: July 3, 2019

Job Description:

Posting Information Position Information Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA) Is this an internal only recruitment? No Position Title Agricultural/Hort Specialist - Journey Working Title Horticultural Technician Position Number 00051974 Vacancy ID P010344 Budgeted Hiring Range $31,200-$34,000 Pay Band Information To learn more about the pay band for this branch and role, please see the Career Banding rates spreadsheet . Salary Grade Equivalent GN05 Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment Hours per week 40 Work Schedule Monday-Friday; 8:30am-5:00pm Department Name and Number NC Botanical Garden-525000 Date First Posted 06/26/2019 Closing Date 07/17/2019 Position Location Chapel Hill, NC Position Posting Category Other Position Summary Information Department Description The North Carolina Botanical Garden is a part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill which furthers the University's mission of teaching, research, and public service through its mission: "To inspire understanding, appreciation, and conservation of plants and to advance a sustainable relationship between people and nature." The North Carolina Botanical Garden has been a leader in native plant conservation and education in the southeastern United States for more than 50 years. Equal Opportunity Employer The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran. Position Description This Horticultural Technician will join a thoughtful team that is passionate about native plants of the southeastern U.S. and dedicated to sustainability. They will actively participate in the daily operations and maintenance of the gardens and grounds of the North Carolina Botanical Garden, and provide support to collection curators, the greenhouse / nursery operation and special projects as instructed by the Director of Horticulture. Duties and Responsibilities: --- Basic garden maintenance (leaf blowing, mowing, raking, weeding) --- Removal of garden debris (weeds, pruning waste) and human generated litter (empty trashcans, recycling) --- Procurement / transport of bulk materials (gravel, mulch, soil) --- Perform routine maintenance on equipment, gardening tools and hardscape elements (benches, trellises) --- Light carpentry / construction, irrigation system maintenance / repair Minimum Education and Experience Requirements Graduation from high school and some experience in horticultural work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Special Licensure or Certification: May require North Carolina Pesticide License; North Carolina Commercial Driver's License. Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities --- Familiarity with the flora of the southeastern U.S. --- Ability to work out-of-doors year round and endure exposure to summer sun, heat and humidity, winter cold and natural hazards (mosquitos, ticks, fire ants, venomous snakes, poison ivy) on a routine basis. --- Ability to work the weekend at least one out of every four consecutive weeks. --- Competent at driving a manual transmission vehicle and operating heavy equipment (mini skid-steer, tractor) --- Experience performing basic carpentry; installing / repairing irrigation systems and light construction Preferred Qualifications Experience performing routine maintenance on equipment / vehicles is preferred. Required Licenses/Certifications Must possess a valid North Carolina Driver's license and North Carolina Pesticide Applicator's license; or have the ability to obtain these upon employment. Special Physical and Mental Requirements Ability to safely lift or move up to 50 pounds with or without accommodation Position/Schedule Requirements Evening work occasionally, Rotating shifts, Valid NC Driver's License, Weekend work Position Attributes Stimulus/ARRA Funded No Quick Link http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/165108 Contact Information Office of Human Resources Contact Information If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to employmentunc.edu Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status. Applicant Documents Required Documents Curriculum Vitae / Resume Cover Letter List of References Optional Documents Certification/licenses Posting Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (). Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Agricultural/Horticultural Specialist position. Graduation from high school and some experience in horticultural work. Associates, Bachelor's, Master's or Doctoral degree and some experience in horticultural work. Did not complete high school but have a combination of high school education and related experience equal to equal 4 years, including some experience in horticultural work (ex. 1 year of high school and 3 years experience). None of the above

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