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Horticulture Assistant (multiple positions)

Company: INC Research
Location: Asheville
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Job Description:

Classification Title Horticulture Assistant (multiple positions) Working Title Horticulture Assistant (multiple positions) Position Number TNCA 05 - Horticulture Assistant (multiple positions) SPA/EPA Type of Position Temporary Full-time/Part-time Full Time If Time Limited Position, please specify length of time Posting Text These four available positions are temporary appointments up to 11 months in duration working within the North Carolina Arboretum's Horticulture Department. These positions generally work 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. to include rotational weekends and overtime as assigned. The pay will be $14 per hour. Horticulture Assistants work alongside the Arboretum's team of professional Horticulturist and will primarily be assigned / recruited for daily duty to one of three work crews to include Grounds, Maintenance, Natural Landscapes or Formal Gardens (see below). They will also be assigned occasional group work task falling under all three categories as needed. These are predominantly hands-on positions working in all weather conditions performing horticulture maintenance campus wide. Primary Assignment positions for the following crews are available: Horticulture Assistant (1 position, Grounds Maintenance): This position reports for daily supervision to the Grounds Maintenance Crew Leader. The primary focus of this position is all aspects of turf maintenance to include mowing, string trimming, edging, weed management, fertilization, and leaf and litter removal. Other duties include mulching, debris management, road repair, snow removal, equipment operation and light irrigation repair. Preferred knowledge and/or experience: commercial turf maintenance, operating small engine equipment (mowers, trimmers, etc.), and operating heavy equipment (tractors, etc.) Horticulture Assistant (1 position, Natural Landscape): This position reports for daily supervision to the Natural Landscape Crew Leader. The primary focus of this position is all aspects of landscape maintenance to include planting, watering, mulching, weed removal, string trimming, leaf and litter removal, brush chipping, pruning, trail maintenance, invasive exotic plant control, snow removal, equipment operation, landscape construction and carpentry. Preferred knowledge and/or experience: tree work (chainsaw operation), commercial landscaping (maintenance or installation), and plant identification skills. Horticulture Assistant (2 positions, Formal Gardens): This position reports for daily supervision to the Gardens Crew Leader. The primary focus of this position is all aspects of garden maintenance to include planting, watering, mulching, weed removal, sheering, pruning, perennial cut back, leaf and litter removal, floral displays, grooming of perennial and annual plantings, equipment operation and light carpentry. Preferred knowledge and/or experience: garden maintenance, floriculture and plant identification skills. NOTE: All four positions advertised will participate in group or individual tasks outside of daily work assignments as needed by the greater Horticulture Department. Examples of such tasks would be, not limited to, seasonal landscape display installation, brush chipping, sod installation, exhibit installation, painting, landscape installation and construction, etc. Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit The Horticulture Department works to promote the stewardship and enjoyment of the wealth of plant life within the South Appalachians. This is done through designing, installing and maintaining world-renowned gardens and demonstrating cultivated and natural landscapes through Horticulture, Greenhouse and Bonsai exhibits. Horticulture supports activities including installation, maintenance and care of all gardens, landscape, turf, grounds and trails, the production within the greenhouse and nursery areas, and all other horticulture aspects relating to the use of the property. The specific program areas that are responsible for executing these activities are: Production, Plant Records, Bonsai Curation and Grounds and Gardens. SPA Minimum Qualifications Hiring Salary Range Pay is $14 per hour EPA Minimum Qualifications and Competencies Desired Education/Experience/Skills (Additional Qualifications) Competencies Management Preferences Special Instructions to Applicants EEO The University of North Carolina General Administration (UNC GA) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran. UNC GA is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. To claim veterans' preference, all eligible persons shall submit a DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, along with a State Application for Employment (Form PD-107 or equivalent) to the appointing authority. UNC General Administration participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. EEO Contact Information Applicants needing assistance with or who have questions about the application process are asked to contact: ************************** Department Location-City Asheville Department Location-State North Carolina Job Open Date 01/10/2020 Job Close Date 02/09/2020 Posting Number ******

Keywords: INC Research, Asheville , Horticulture Assistant (multiple positions), Other , Asheville, North Carolina

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